School of Music

The School of Music presents live webcasts of many of its large ensemble concerts and other select recitals. View the upcoming schedule of live streaming concerts.

Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra and Choir performingThe School of Music presents a concert in Sursa Performance Hall as a preview to its debut performance at the Palladium in Carmel, IN. This concert gives the Muncie and Ball State community the opportunity to hear a preview of the Palladium concert right here on campus! Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Wind Ensemble followed by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs as they perform Carl Orff's masterwork, Carmina Burana.
3 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Lindsey is a student of Keith Sweger, Professor of Bassoon. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Marissa is a student of Mei Zhong, Professor of Voice. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Exterior of the PalladiumIn its debut at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, the Ball State University School of Music presents a concert featuring its outstanding students, conductors, soloists, and ensembles. Tickets available through The Center for the Performing Arts.
7:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Three female oboist performing with other band members in the backgroundGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods.
All Day Event
High School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz band and combo competitions, as well as clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Trumpeter Vince DiMartino and saxophonist Chris VadalaDesigned to promote jazz within Indiana, the Art of Jazz Series presents internationally renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli. This concert's guest artists include trumpeter Vincent DiMartino and saxophonist Chris Vadala.
1 p.m.
Boldrey is a senior lecturer and vocal coach at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Through a competitive audition process, the Ball State Wind Ensemble has been selected as one of the performing ensembles at the 2017 College Band Director's National Association (CBDNA) national conference. This free concert gives the Ball State community the opportunity to hear the same concert prior to their departure. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
members of the ensemble CatharsisFew musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. He combines his wealth of influence and experience into a bold group sound with his piano-less quintet, Catharsis. They will perform their one-of-a-kind indie-jazz with songs rich in deep groove, melodic invention and group interaction. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
composer James MobberleyThis year's special guest is Rome Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Mobberley. All concerts are free and open to the public.
All Day Event
composer James MobberleyThis year's special guest is Rome Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Mobberley. All concerts are free and open to the public.
All Day Event
composer James MobberleyThis year's special guest is Rome Prize winner and Guggenheim Fellow James Mobberley. All concerts are free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A part of the Ball State Women's Week 2017, this concert features female vocal soloists and choral ensembles including the Ball State Women's Chorus, and the women's chorus of Mt. Vernon High School (Fortville, IN). Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
violist Daphne GerlingViolist Daphne Gerling currently enjoys a versatile and dynamic career as a teacher, chamber musician, recitalist, adjudicator, and solo performer. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Actress Shayla SimmonsThe Core Ensemble presents "Ain't I a Woman!", a musical and theatrical celebration of four renowned African-American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter, Sojourner Truth, and Fannie Lou Hamer. Free and open to the public. Co-presented by the School of Music and Multicultural Center.
5:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Leslie WongLeslie Wong Kah Ho is one of the most prolific saxophonists from Singapore. Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Soprano Mary GroganSoprano Mary Grogan is a much sought after voice teacher and performer. Specializing in helping professional singers in vocal crisis and recovery from vocal injury, she has earned a reputation for working with even the most difficult cases. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
10 a.m.
The Annual Vocal Competition showcases some of the most talented singers in the School of Music, with both undergraduate and graduate divisions. Outside adjudicators come to campus to evaluate student singers who compete for cash prizes. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Flutist Leela BreithauptLeela Breithaupt is an artist performing on both Baroque flute (traverso) and modern flute and focusing on period-specific approaches to playing music from seventeenth century French Baroque to 21st century avant garde. She presents a workshop titled "Go Baroque!" Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the clarinet studio of Elizabeth Crawford. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the oboe studio of Lisa Kozenko. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written at the height of the composer's genius. Join conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre presents this timeless operatic classic! Le nozze di Figaro will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. This is the first of two performances.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the horn studio of Gene Berger. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceOne of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) was written at the height of the composer's genius. Join conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre presents this timeless operatic classic! Le nozze di Figaro will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. This is the second of two performances.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student woodwind chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Meryl Mantione and James Helton will perform with soprano Elizabeth Truitt and violinist David Blakley. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Singers during a performanceCelebrate 53 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun!
3 p.m.
The Harp Ensemble is under the direction of Elizabeth Richter, professor of harp. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Singers during a performanceCelebrate 53 fabulous years of the University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun!
7:30 p.m.
ChanticleerNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition.
7:30 p.m.
The Percussion Ensemble I is under the direction of Braham Dembar, assistant professor of music performance (percussion). Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Campus Orchestra is led by graduate student conductors. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Violist Alex McleodAlex McLeod has performed in Austria, Finland, and Germany as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Hibiki trio members Elizabeth Richter, Mihoko Watanabe, and Katrin Meidell with their instrumentsThe Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The trio is comprised of faculty members Mihoko Watanabe (flute), Katrin Meidell (viola), and Elizabeth Richter (harp). Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student brass chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the cello studio of Peter Opie. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The Clarinet Choir is under the direction of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of clarinet. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble has been selected by competitive audition to perform at this summer's Montreux Jazz Festival. Come hear this "Preview of Montreux" along with the other Ball State Jazz Ensembles on their final concert of the year!
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. It features a diversity of musical styles from all over the globe, as well as new works by faculty and student composers at Ball State. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the flute studio of Mihoko Watanabe. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
This event has been canceled.
3 p.m.
A diverse group of students singing on a choir concertThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music.
7:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Performances by musicians of all ages and levels who study music with a Ball State faculty member or student teacher. Sponsored by the Ball State University Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions for electronic/digital media and/or live performance. This concert is held in honor of Cleve Scott, professor emeritus of music theory and composition. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestral musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information to be announced.
5:30 p.m.
Guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura MetcalfRupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation and his performances have taken him across four continents. Cellist Laura Metcalf is known for her compelling solo and chamber music performances worldwide and in her home of New York City. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Three female oboist performing with other band members in the backgroundGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods.
5:30 p.m.
The Guitar Ensemble is directed by Paul Reilly and is a performance opportunity for all School of Music guitarists. This group studies and performs duo, trio, and quartet literature for the classical guitar and other chamber music for the instrument. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The award-winning Viola Choir is under the direction of Katrin Meidell. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Violist Molly GebrianMolly Gebrian has distinguished herself as an outstanding performer, teacher, and scholar throughout the US and Europe. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
10 a.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the harp studio of Elizabeth Richter. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the organ studio of Raúl Prieto Ramírez. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
A group of men in black suits, white shirts, and red and black striped ties performing in the Statesmen choral ensembleThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Each concert features two or more student ensembles and a broad palette of vibrant music.
7:30 p.m.
This concert will feature the Brazilian Ensemble under the direction of doctoral assistant Bruno Cabrera. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A concert featuring the Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Ensembles, and the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble! Free and open to the public.
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School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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