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
5:30 p.m.
Cassie is a student of Gene Berger, Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Horn). Program to include works by W. A. Mozart, Nathan Pawelek, and Richard Strauss. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Michael Shults playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Michael Shults excels as both a jazz and concert saxophonist, and is the assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThe Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members. The guest artist is saxophonist Michael Shults and Mark Buselli directs the ensembles.
11 a.m.
Andrew Bishop playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. 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. Guest flutist Jim Walker joins as soloist along with associate professor of flute Mihoko Watanabe. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
8:15 a.m.
Jim Walker with his fluteA day full of learning and music making with world-renown flutist Jim Walker, and Mihoko Watanabe, associate professor of flute at Ball State University. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Andrew Bishop playing saxophoneA part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events. Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Brendan Kane with his bassA day full of learning and music making with guest artist Brendan Kane, double bassist in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, as well as Ball State's Assistant Professor of Music Performance (double bass), Joel Braun.
3 p.m.
A vocalist performing on stageThe Faculty Artist Series allows 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 11th Annual Vocal Competition.
5:30 p.m.
David Higgs sitting at an organ consoleOne of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This is the seventh annual Pianopalooza recital presented by the piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
5 p.m.
George MassenburgTopics to include mixing, equalization, compression, and "loudness." Massenburg has participated in over four hundred records in the past 45 years. His studio work has gained him international recognition and four GRAMMYs as well as numerous Mix Magazine TEC Awards. The workshop is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The program, titled "The Latin Side of Jazz," will include works by Freddie Mendoza, Curtis Fuller, Richard Rogers (arr. Mendoza), Paquito D’Rivera (arr. Mendoza), and ​Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Mendoza). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Tzu-Yin Huang resting on a pianoNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Pianist Tzu-Yin Huang comes to Ball State on tour as the Winner of the 2016 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Program to include works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ginestera, and Schubert.
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.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. Program to include works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Ferdinand David, George Perle, and Robert Schumann. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Michael Cameron playing his double bassMichael Cameron has premiered dozens of works for bass and is currently Professor of Double Bass and Chair of the string department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Michael Cameron playing his double bassMichael Cameron has premiered dozens of works for bass and is currently Professor of Double Bass and Chair of the string department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Kirill Gliadkovsky with his pianoPianist Kirill Gliadkovsky presents a recital in conjunction with the Music Teachers National Association's state performance competition. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. 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.
Murawski & KimberPolish violist Marcin Murawski has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe and has an extensive discography that includes numerous premiere recordings. Michael Kimber's career as a violist has included a residency in Australia with the Alexandria Quartet, concerts across the U.S. with the Kronos Quartet, and performances in the U.S. and Europe with the Atlanta Virtuosi. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. 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.
1 p.m.
Murawski & KimberPolish violist Marcin Murawski is currently viola professor at the Academy of Music in Poznan where his graduates are laureates of prestigious awards and prizes. He has also given master classes and recitals throughout Europe. Michael Kimber taught viola for twenty-five years at universities in Kansas and Mississippi and now teaches at Coe College. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Alice Giles with her harpAlice Giles has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading harp soloists. Program to include works by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Dennis Eberhard, Luciano Berio, Gabriel Fauré, and Carlos Salzedo. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
Alice Giles with her harpAlice Giles has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading harp soloists. Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Donna LoewyMuch in demand as a collaborative pianist and master class teacher, Donna Loewy performs frequently throughout the United States. She has also toured extensively as an accompanist and vocal coach. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Choral musicians on stage performingThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. This concert features the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir with proceeds benefiting the Douglas Amman Scholarship fund. Douglas Amman is the Director Emeritus of Choral Activities.
9 a.m.
The New Music Ensemble performs Erik Satie's "Vexations," a work for keyboard that consists of a short theme that is repeated 840 times in succession. Free and open to the public - come and go as you wish.
7:30 p.m.
University SingersEntering its 53rd year, the Ball State University Singers has been entertaining audiences both young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love.
3 p.m.
Ismar Gomes leaning on his cello caseAward winning cellist, Ismar Gomes, performs across the US and Europe as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He is on faculty at Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, and also presents guest master classes at universities and preparatory programs around the country. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Ismar Gomes leaning on his cello caseAward winning cellist, Ismar Gomes, performs across the US and Europe as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. His busy international performance schedule includes dozens of solo and duo recitals, concerto performances, chamber music, early music and new music. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Graham Breedlove playing the trumpetDesigned 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. The guest artist is trumpeter Graham Breedlove.
All Day Event
hornists Denise Tryon and Karl PituchFeatured Artists include Karl Pituch (Principal Horn, Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Denise Tryon (Horn, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra), and Adam Wolf (Rock Horn Project, Composer, & LA Freelancer). Robert Danforth (Principal Horn, Indianapolis Symphony) and Corbin Wagner (International Horn Competition Winner) are the Distinguished Performers in Residency. Participants are invited to participate in numerous competitions, recitals, master classes, horn choir reading ensemble, group warmups, and lecture sessions. Registration is required.
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. Guest hornists Denise Tryon and Adam Wolf join as soloist. Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand conduct the ensembles.
All Day Event
hornists Denise Tryon and Karl PituchFeatured Artists include Karl Pituch (Principal Horn, Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Denise Tryon (Horn, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra), and Adam Wolf (Rock Horn Project, Composer, & LA Freelancer). Robert Danforth (Principal Horn, Indianapolis Symphony) and Corbin Wagner (International Horn Competition Winner) are the Distinguished Performers in Residency. Participants are invited to participate in numerous competitions, recitals, master classes, horn choir reading ensemble, group warmups, and lecture sessions. Registration is required.
All Day Event
hornists Denise Tryon and Karl PituchFeatured Artists include Karl Pituch (Principal Horn, Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Denise Tryon (Horn, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra), and Adam Wolf (Rock Horn Project, Composer, & LA Freelancer). Robert Danforth (Principal Horn, Indianapolis Symphony) and Corbin Wagner (International Horn Competition Winner) are the Distinguished Performers in Residency. Participants are invited to participate in numerous competitions, recitals, master classes, horn choir reading ensemble, group warmups, and lecture sessions. Registration is required.
5 p.m.
Steve WolfinbargerSteve Wolfinbarger is professor of music at Western Michigan University where he teaches trombone. He earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance from the University of North Texas. 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.
Orchestra musicians on stage performingDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Professor of Voice, Meryl Mantione, joins as soloist.
7:30 p.m.
This concert 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.
Choral musicians performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester, offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. This concert will feature Ball State Organ Instructor Raúl Prieto Ramírez with works by Maurice Durufle, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gabriel Fauré.
7:30 p.m.
The American Piano TrioEvery year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. The Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. The American Piano Trio has performed widely in the United States and internationally in Korea, Russia, Canada, Thailand, Belarus, Germany, and the United Kingdom. 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.
This recital features student brass chamber music groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Meryl Mantione. 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.
5 p.m.
Tony FaulknerTony Faulkner is a legendary recording engineer whose credits read like the who's who of classical performance: Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, the list goes on. Workshop topics to include microphone placement, main arrays and spot mics, stereo techniques, the “Faulkner” array, and an in-depth analysis of his recent Beethoven Symphony No. 9 recording. This workshop is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Jerusalem QuartetNow in its 13th season, the Arts Alive Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jerusalem Quartet has won audiences the world over and has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. Formed while students at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Dance, they found a quickly shared commitment to music that has not only endured, but has propelled them to the highest level of performance.
5:30 p.m.
Hibiki trio members Elizabeth Richter, Mihoko Watanabe, and Katrin Meidell with their instrumentsEvery year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. 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.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the voice studio of Mei Zhong. 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.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the horn studio of Gene Berger. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra, two all-student ensembles, are led by doctoral and graduate student conductors.
5:30 p.m.
The 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.
A concert featuring the Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Ensembles, and the Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble! Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student woodwind chamber music groups that have worked together during the semester. 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 concert features creative and innovative musical compositions written by our outstanding Ball State University composition faculty. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingRalston 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 as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members at this annual concert!
5:30 p.m.
The award-winning Viola Choir is under the direction of Katrin Meidell. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceBased on Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing, the Ball State Opera Theatre presents Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. The spoken dialogue will be Shakespeare's English text, while singing will be in French as interpreted by Berlioz; titles will be projected throughout. This is the first of two performances.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceBased on Shakespeare's comedic Much Ado About Nothing, the Ball State Opera Theatre presents Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict. The spoken dialogue will be Shakespeare's English text, while singing will be in French as interpreted by Berlioz; titles will be projected throughout. This is the second of two performances.
3 p.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the flute studio of Mihoko Watanabe. 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.
Orchestral musicians performing on stageDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Nathan Bogert, joins as soloist.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Every year, the School of Music faculty presents solo and chamber music recitals. 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.
10 a.m.
This recital will showcase multiple student performers from the harp studio of Elizabeth Richter. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
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.
6 p.m.
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.
7:30 p.m.
University SingersNow in its 53rd season, the Ball State University Singers has been entertaining audiences both young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Cabaret.
7:30 p.m.
A solo vocalist performing with orchestraDouglas Droste, director of orchestras, leads this all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works on their first concert of the semester. The concert will feature winners of the Undergraduate and Graduate Solo/Concerto Competitions.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingIn memory of School of Music alumus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah, who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites as well as original compositions and arrangements by ensemble members at this annual concert!
7:30 p.m.
A singer performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their First Annual Opera Gala! The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice and piano faculty from the School of Music.
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 and are joined by guest conductor Gary Hill.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra and Choir performingOn Sunday, February 26, the School of Music travels to Carmel, IN for a concert at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. This "Masterworks" concert in Sursa Hall gives the Muncie and Ball State community the opportunity to hear the same concert right here on campus. Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs as they perform Carl Orff's masterwork, Carmina Burana.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Jazz musicians on stage performingDesigned 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. Guest artist to be announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5400
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