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.
Guest artists Matthew Nelson, Paul York, and Sayá Sangidorj present solo and chamber music works by Frédéric Chopin, Choigiv Sangidorj, Robert Schumann, and Mikhail Glinka. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Katrin Meidell and Elizabeth Crawford's viola-clarinet duo is Violet. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Conor AngellBaritone Conor Angell is Assistant Professor of Music at Taylor University. Program to include Franz Schubert's song cycle "Die schöne Müllerin." Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
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Marching Band members performing at halftimeHigh School Marching Bands are invited to experience the thrill of performing in Scheumann Stadium with the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band. Cardinal football game tickets are free for all performing band members. Registration is required.
12 p.m.
Carolyn Wahl is a member of The Florida Orchestra and also has considerable private teaching experience. She will present on topics related to creating a private music teaching studio. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageThis concert will feature the competition winners of the Ball State University-Sursa American Organ Competition with prizes presented by the Sursa family. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
2 p.m.
Practice coach Gregg GoodhardtGregg Goodhart has a passion for teaching others how to learn so they can surpass their perceived limitations. This passion led to an intense interest in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and psychology as they relate to teaching. By putting these principles into practical use in the classroom over years he has come to an understanding as to how to teach others to reach their potential. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
The PEN TrioThe PEN Trio bridges performance and scholarship to explore and expand the repertoire for the traditional "trio d’anches." The ensemble regularly tours throughout North America and abroad and has become known for the quality and energy of their performances. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The PEN TrioThe PEN Trio bridges performance and scholarship to explore and expand the repertoire for the traditional "trio d’anches." The ensemble regularly tours throughout North America and abroad and has become known for the quality and energy of their performances. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Various ensembles performing for the School of Music ShowcaseCelebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and choral ensembles. General Admission is $20, and all proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
10 a.m.
A teacher and student working on a composition at the pianoCome learn about music composition, the art and skill of creating music. Breakout sessions will include guided acoustic and electronic composition, listening and discovery sessions, and an introduction to Ball State’s degree and course offerings. Led by Ball State composition faculty, with opportunities to meet and interact with current undergraduate and graduate composition students.
3 p.m.
Pianist and Professor Emerita of Music Performance Pia SebastianiThis concert is presented in memory of Pia Sebastiani, professor emerita of musical performance (piano). She retired in 1991 after 23 years at Ball State University, and was an active internationally-touring soloist and concert pianist. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Bob EasonA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Bob Eason is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and is the soprano saxophonist of the award-winning Kenari Quartet. Free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Bassoonist Jim PoePart of the 2017 Bassoon Day, reed specialist Jim Poe will lead a workshop on reed making. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Bob EasonA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Bob Eason is currently an Associate Instructor of Saxophone at Indiana University and is the soprano saxophonist of the award-winning Kenari Quartet. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
Bassoonist William BuchmanJoin guest artist William Buchman, assistant principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Ball State bassoon professor Keith Sweger for a day of master classes, workshops, and performances. Paul Nordby, owner of Paul Nordby Bassoon Repair, LLC, and reed specialist Jim Poe will also be on campus for the day. Free and open to the public - registration is requested.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Timothy McAllisterA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Timothy McAllister is an internationally-acclaimed soloist, soprano saxophonist of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
A day full of learning and music making with Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of clarinet at Ball State University, and guest artist Benjamin Freimuth, acting associate principal of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Vocalists performing on stageThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The Ball State voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solo and chamber music with proceeds benefiting the 12th Annual Vocal Competition. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Timothy McAllisterA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Timothy McAllister is an internationally-acclaimed soloist, soprano saxophonist of the renowned PRISM Quartet, and Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. 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. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Isabel Leonard, photo by Becca FayNow in its 14th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Highly acclaimed for her “passionate intensity and remarkable vocal beauty,” the multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning Isabel Leonard thrills audiences both in the opera house and on the concert stage. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
11 a.m.
Saxophonist Walter SmithA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Walter Smith is recognized as an adept performer, accomplished composer, and inspired educator. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Walter SmithThe Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band. The guest artist is saxophonist Walter Smith and Mark Buselli directs the ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
A female flutist performingJoin President Mearns and the Ball State Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band for the 2017 President's Concert. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
10 a.m.
Violist Hillary HerndonJoin Ball State viola professor Katrin Meidell for a fun-filled day of viola events with guest artist Hillary Herndon, viola professor at the University of Tennessee and president-elect of the American Viola Society. The day will feature concerts, master classes, a large viola choir, and more. Free and open to the public - registration is required.
All Day Event
Bassist Rion WentworthA day full of learning and music making with guest artist Rion Wentworth, double bassist in the New York Philharmonic, and Ball State's bass professor, Joel Braun. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Organist Huw LewisWelsh-born organist Huw Lewis is professor of music at Hope College in Holland, MI, and is director of music at St. John’s Church in Detroit. He performs nationally and internationally on a regular basis. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Double bassist Volkan OrhonAcclaimed for his musicality and virtuosity, Volkan Orhon has established himself as one of the top double bassists in the world today. He was a finalist and prizewinner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition in New York City, and was the co-first place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Steve SavanyuWith more than 30 years in the audio business, Steve Savanyu’s experience includes major events (presidential debates, inaugural balls, concerts, and festivals), location and live sound production, studio recording, audio and video editing, script writing, camera, directing, and other aspects of production.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
Pianist Jerry WongPianist Jerry Wong has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Kent State University in Ohio. During the summers, he is co-director of the Piano Institute at Kent State and on faculty at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. He is frequently sought after as adjudicator, clinician, and lecturer. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Pianist Jerry WongSteinway Artist Jerry Wong has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His performances have been broadcast on multiple radio networks worldwide, and his recent all-Prokofiev album was released to critical acclaim. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The University Singers performingEntering its 54th year, the Ball State University Singers has been entertaining audiences both young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
A voice student performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Pianist Dan TepferDesigned 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 artist is pianist and composer Dan Tepfer. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
12 p.m.
Pamela Coburn's international career in opera, oratorio, and recital has taken her to the world’s most renowned opera houses and concert halls. She has worked with some of the most prominent conductors of our time and has a wide-ranging opera and concert repertory. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Pianist Dan TepferThe inaugural Jazz Rhythm Section Day will feature a masterclass, performance, and Q&A session with award-winning and internationally acclaimed musician Dan Tepfer and his trio. The day will also include a masterclass, performance, and one-on-one time with School of Music jazz faculty. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
High School concert choirs from around the region gather in beautiful Sursa Performance Hall to share choral music with each other and to receive ideas and coaching from Ball State's choral faculty. Each ensemble will perform and then work with faculty conductors on stage. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
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Choir members performing on stageThe 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The New Music Ensemble presents "Music on Art" at the David Owsley Museum of Art's sculpture court. The program will include music being written on works of art in the permanent collection. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Male brass musicians 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, photo by Marco BorggreveNow in its 14th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Presented as part of the Sherman Zeigler Memorial Concert, the St. Lawrence String Quartet is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
9 a.m.
The invitational will feature some of the finest high school string programs in Indiana. Each participating orchestra will receive a warm-up time, performance time, and a clinic with one adjudicator after their performance. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Trio CelesteTrio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. The ensemble has performed hundreds of recitals worldwide also appearing in masterclasses, entrepreneurship seminars, and performance residencies at some of the nation’s top academic institutions and centers for arts and culture. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
Trio CelesteTrio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. The ensemble has performed hundreds of recitals worldwide also appearing in masterclasses, entrepreneurship seminars, and performance residencies at some of the nation’s top academic institutions and centers for arts and culture. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
A vocal soloist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
8:15 a.m.
Flutist Bonita BoydJoin guest artist Bonita Boyd, Professor of Flute at the Eastman School of Music, and Ball State's flute professor Mihoko Watanabe for a fun and educational day geared toward flute enthusiasts of all ages. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
A group of young musicians performing in white shirts with a conductor holding a batonThe Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana consists of pre-college student ensembles. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. 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. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A cellist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
All Day Event
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
All Day Event
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITIONThe celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
A male vocal soloist singing on stageThis recital will feature students of Meryl Mantione, professor of music performance (voice). Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Gabriel AntoniniJoin Gabriel Antonini and several other experts from legendary high-end microphone maker DPA Microphones for a recording session and a critical listening and evaluation session. Topics will include microphone technique, acoustics, and instrument-specific microphone choice. Free and open the public.
5:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Grace Bauson with her harpGrace Bauson is a member of The United States Army Field Band and currently serves as adjunct harp professor at the University of Mary Washington. She has extensive experience as a teacher, soloist, and ensemble player. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State University composers. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Two female vocalists, one blond and one redhead, singing during a choir concertUnder the direction of Andrew Crow, the Ball State Chamber Choir will present a special concert with music to celebrate several Broadway anniversaries. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
A flutist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Mihoko Watanabe, associate professor of flute. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
A female choir member singingThe 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
3 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra, two all-student ensembles, are led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature voice students taught by Ball State graduate assistants. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
A woodwind chamber group performing on stageThis recital features student woodwind chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
A clarinetist performing on stageThis recital will feature students of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of music performance (clarinet). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageRalston C. “Morgy” Craig, was an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band at this annual concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Members of the Guitar Ensemble performingThe Guitar Ensemble is directed by Paul Reilly and is a performance opportunity for all School of Music guitarists. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Woodwind musicians 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
This concert is the culmination of a two-day festival where talented high school musicians from across the region come together to make music and work with distinguished guest conductors. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingA charming tale of love that transcends class and station, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic "H.M.S. Pinafore" is one of the most popular operas in the English language. The performance will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra featuring our incredible Ball State students under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conductor Hyery Hwang. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
2 p.m.
Opera singers performingA charming tale of love that transcends class and station, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic "H.M.S. Pinafore" is one of the most popular operas in the English language. The performance will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra featuring our incredible Ball State students under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conductor Hyery Hwang. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Braham Dembar, assistant professor of music performance (percussion), this advanced ensemble performs a balance of historically relevant repertoire and contemporary works. 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.
Orchestra 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
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.
5:30 p.m.
As Ball State's dedicated early music ensemble, the Collegium Musicum will present a concert of music primarily from the 16th and 17th centuries. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Opera Workshop students will present opera scenes that they have worked on this semester in basic costume with minimal props and scenery as part of their training experience. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
A female harpist performingThis recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Richter, professor of harp. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Oboeist Alex KleinJoin Ball State oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and Grammy-Award winning guest artist Alex Klein for a day filled with master classes, mock auditions and feedback, oboe ensembles, practice tips, and meet and greet time. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
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A choir performing on stage at a Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
6 p.m.
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A choir performing on stage at a Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Mark Buselli and Brent Wallarab standing and sitting at a piano working on musicFounded in 1994, the Indianapolis-based Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece ensemble that consists of some of the finest freelance jazz artists in the Midwest. The program will include a jazz suite dedicated to the 100th year of recorded jazz music as well as music to celebrate the holidays. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
a piano soloist performing with orchestraDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. This concert will feature the Graduate division winners from this year's Solo/Concerto Competition. Program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their second annual Gala event! The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice and piano faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageIn memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah, who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band at this annual concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.