Student News

Fall 2013

This spring, doctoral choral conducting candidate Renae Timbie will be a Visiting Instructor of Music in the Department of the Arts at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at American University in Cairo, Egypt. She will be teaching two choirs, music appreciation, and beginning theory. Renae will return to Ball State in the summer to complete her degree.

Carson Weingart, an undergraduate pianist, won the state round of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition. Carson will represent Indiana and Ball State at the division competition in a couple of months.

Aaron Anderson, a senior composition major, had his compositions performed at two national festivals this semester – Electronic Music Midwest in Kansas City, KS and the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance in Fredericksburg, VA.

Singers from the School of Music participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Indiana Chapter Competition at DePauw University on November 2.

  • Valerie Weingart was awarded second place, and Kassidy Norman received an honorable mention in the First Year College Women Division. 
  • Alexandra Hegedus was awarded second place in the Second Year College Women Division. 
  • Micaela Basilici tied for first place in the Third Year College Women Division.
  • Brandon Meuchel won third place in the Third Year College Men Division. 
  • Morgan Ulyat was awarded third place in the Fourth Year College Women Division.
  • Lauren Walker and ZhengHuan Yu tied for second place in the Advanced Women and Men Division (ages 22-25).
  • Marissa Zacharias won first place and Laura Krell was awarded second place in the Advanced Women and Men Division (ages 26-29). 
  • Julie Lyn Barber won first place, and Shellie Beeman and Angela Carr tied for second place in the Advanced Women and Men Division (age 30 and above).

Summer 2013

Doctoral candidate Cynthia Smith was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. She moved to Basel, Switzerland in September and will return to the U.S. in June 2014. While in Basel, Cynthia will be researching documents in the Paul Sacher Foundation archive and organizing concerts of the music held in archive.

Jordan Miller, an undergraduate horn performance major, advanced to the final round of the International Horn Society Premier Soloist Competition. She performed in the finals during the 45th International Horn Symposium at the University of Memphis, held July 28-August 3.

Thomas Cochrane, a senior double bass performance major, advanced to the semi-final round of the International Society of Bassists Orchestral Competition, held at the Eastman School of Music this past June.