Central Recording Services

Central Recording Services is responsible for recording School of Music events.

Events automatically scheduled to be recorded for the School of Music archive include:

  • Faculty Artist Series
  • Ball State Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, New Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1, Jazz Ensemble 2, Campus Orchestra, Campus Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, University Choral Union, and Opera Theatre
  • Graduate Recitals

Events not on the automatically scheduled list must be requested, approved and paid in full no later than two weeks before the event. Concert recording is $30 and includes a CD or digital download. Approved events will be posted on the Central Recording Services calendar. Note: Recordings are archival only and are not available for immediate distribution. Recordings meant for distribution are subject to copyright law and must obtain proper mechanical licensing. Use online form for request and payment. 

Contact us for more information.

Students Copies

Students may purchase a personal copy of any concert in the CRS archive for $10 per concert. Students will be notified when the CDs are ready for pickup in Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 203. Use the online form for request and payment.

Faculty Copies and Review

Faculty may purchase a personal copy of each concert for $10. Use the online form for request and payment. For automatically recorded Faculty Artist Series concerts, faculty may receive a complimentary recording upon request. Contact us for request. 

Faculty may access an on-demand stream of the concerts for evaluation or educational purposes. Concerts are typically posted to the online portal within 24 hours of the concert performance.

  • Log on to the streaming server with your Ball State username and password. Type in the date in the search field. (Central Recording Services uses a date format as yyyy_mmdd.) For example, a concert on September 7, 2012 would have 2012_0907 as its date.
  • Click “name” next to the “sort by” label to sort the files by concert order. Central Recording Services follows a file format of yyyy_mmdd_Performer_tracknum_Composer_Title.

Sound Reinforcement Support

Sound reinforcement may be requested for events in Sursa Performance HallPruis Hall, and the Music Instruction Building choral rehearsal room. Once it is determined what equipment will be needed, Central Recording Services will set up and run the equipment for the event at no charge. Services must be requested no later than two weeks before the event. Available equipment includes loudspeakers, stage monitors, intercom, microphones, CD/DVD playback, and computer projection.

Student Recording Sessions

Central Recording Services can record, edit, mix, and master your audition tape, competition entry, etc. Estimate length of session to set up, record, and edit (two hour minimum). Preferred date(s) should be at least two weeks in advance. Two-hour minimum payment is due when you submit the request. Use online form for request and payment. 

Once Central Recording Services receives your request, an engineer will be assigned. The engineer will contact you and arrange session time. If you’re booking School of Music rooms outside the recording studios (Choral Room or Sursa Performance Hall), arrangements will be made through Patrick Stauffer. 


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