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.
A voice student performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
I Chang is a violin student of Anna Vayman, associate professor of music performance. Program to include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, J. S. Bach, and Astor Piazzolla. 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 the ensemble in a program to include works by Modest Mussorgsky (Night on Bald Mountain), Claude Debussy (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), and Ludwig van Beethoven (Symphony No. 7). Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
12 p.m.
Soprano Pamela CoburnPamela 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. This is the eighth annual Pianopalooza recital presented by the piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Rachel is a clarinet student of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of music performance (clarinet). Program to include works by W. A. Mozart, Leslie Bassett, Claude Debussy, and Johannes Brahms. 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; advance registration is requested.
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.
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.
3 p.m.
Choir members performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. As 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the concert will feature J. S. Bach’s Cantata 38 “Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir." 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.
12 p.m.
Violist Kevin NordstromThree guest artists will present a chamber music recital (viola, clarinet, and piano) followed by a master class. Recital program to include works by Max Bruch, Paul Juon, and Carl Reinecke. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The New Music Ensemble presents "Museum Pieces" 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.
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. Program to include works by Haydn, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky. 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.
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. Program to include works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gabriel Fauré, Frédéric Chopin, and Franz Liszt. 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.
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.
A cellist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. 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.
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.
5:30 p.m.
A violist performingThis recital features student string chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingA concert featuring Ball State's Large Brass Ensembles, such as the Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, and the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A hornist performing on stageThis recital features student brass chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
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 program to include works by Christopher Theofanidis (Rainbow Body), Allessandro Marcello (Oboe Concerto in D minor - Lisa Kozenko, soloist), and Igor Stravinsky (Rite of Spring). 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.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
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.
a bassoon 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 Undergraduate 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.
brass musicians performingGraduate 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageDesigned 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 to be announced. Winners of the 45th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
A male saxophonist 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 Imani Winds, photo by Matthew MurphyNow in its 14th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Extolled by The Washington Post as “exuding a sultry sophistication during performances,” the GRAMMY® nominated quintet Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5 p.m.
Trombonist Natalie MannixJoin Ball State trombone professor Chris Van Hof with guest artist Natalie Mannix for a day and a half of learning and music making. The Festival will feature recitals, master classes, and mass trombone ensemble participation for all. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 54 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! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
All Day Event
Trombonist Natalie MannixJoin Ball State trombone professor Chris Van Hof with guest artist Natalie Mannix for a day and a half of learning and music making. The Festival will feature recitals, master classes, and mass trombone ensemble participation for all. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingCelebrate 54 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! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingJoin conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre explores this operatic masterpiece. The production celebrates two centennials: the 100-year anniversary of Ball State University and the 100-year anniversary of Puccini's "Il Trittico," an epic trio of one-act operas. "Il Trittico" will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
2 p.m.
Opera singers performingJoin conductor Douglas Droste and director Jon Truitt as the Ball State Opera Theatre explores this operatic masterpiece. The production celebrates two centennials: the 100-year anniversary of Ball State University and the 100-year anniversary of Puccini's "Il Trittico," an epic trio of one-act operas. "Il Trittico" will be sung in Italian and titles will be projected throughout. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Drummer Adam NussbaumDesigned 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 drummer Adam Nussbaum. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
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.
3 p.m.
Choir members performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. 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. This concert will feature a smaller chamber orchestra with program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate 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. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
3 p.m.
Members of the Statesmen choir 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.