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.
Abby, Jeremy, and Lauren are all voice students of Craig Priebe, associate professor of music performance. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The improvising chamber ensemble 9 HorsesThis improvising chamber ensemble is comprised of Joe Brent on mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin, and Andrew Ryan on bass. The concert will include the premiere performance of “yellow toy truck with silver wheels,” a piece for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, piano, harp, and percussion commissioned by the Ball State School of Music. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
John Van Cura is a National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Master Teacher and Professor Emeritus of Voice at Baylor University. He has sung over fifty opera and oratorio roles, including the major works of Bach and Haydn. His students have won many major vocal competitions and have gone on to lead careers as opera singers, recitalists, choral conductors, and voice teachers. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Valerie is a voice student of Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn, instructor of music performance (voice). Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
A vocalist performing on stageThe 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.
7:30 p.m.
Andrew is a voice student of Meryl Mantione, professor of music performance (voice). Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Victoria is a clarinet student of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of music performance (clarinet). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This concert has been canceled - we apologize for any inconvenience.
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. The program will include the undergraduate concerto winners, Jim Rhinehart's "Zarabanda" (*world premiere)​, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
Michael is a bassoon student of Keith Sweger, professor of music performance (bassoon). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Cellist Erin EllisCellist Erin Ellis leads a versatile career as a performer and teacher. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States as well as in Canada, Chile, Italy, and Holland. She is currently assistant professor of cello at West Virginia University. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Jazz pianist performing on stageHigh 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.
Saxophonist Jeff CoffinDesigned 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 saxophonist Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band. 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.
12 p.m.
Airlifter Brass of the US Air Force Band of Mid-AmericaAirlifter Brass is the brass quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. Their performance repertoire spans five centuries, from the glorious antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance, to the rich diversity of American musical styles. 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
The festival spans three days and is a wonderful opportunity for composers and musicians to come together and perform new works. This year's featured guest composer is to be announced. All concerts are free and open to the public.
All Day Event
The festival spans three days and is a wonderful opportunity for composers and musicians to come together and perform new works. This year's featured guest composer is to be announced. All concerts are free and open to the public.
All Day Event
The festival spans three days and is a wonderful opportunity for composers and musicians to come together and perform new works. This year's featured guest composer is to be announced. All concerts are 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.
This recital has been cancelled, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
3 p.m.
This master class has been cancelled, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
7:30 p.m.
Choral musicians performing on stageA part of the Ball State Women's Week 2018, this concert features female vocal soloists and choral ensembles. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Jody Nagel, professor of music theory & composition, this event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State University composers.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
3 p.m.
The Harp Ensemble is under the direction of Elizabeth Richter, professor of harp. 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.
3 p.m.
Organ professor Stephen PriceStephen Price, instructor of organ, will present a recital at College Avenue United Methodist Church. The program will cover music from the 17th to 20th centuries, featuring works by Scheidemann, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Gawthrop, Wammes, and Eben. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature students of Elizabeth Crawford, associate professor of music performance (clarinet). 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. The Da Camera Brass Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence at Ball State University. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A 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.
5:30 p.m.
This 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. The Musical Arts Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence at Ball State University. 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 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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
8 a.m.
Trombonist Natalie MannixJoin Ball State trombone professor Chris Van Hof with guest artist Natalie Mannix for a day 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 with registration required.
2 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
3 p.m.
The Canadian BrassThe world-renowned brass quintet Canadian Brass will perform with Ball State University’s Jazz Lab Ensemble and Wind Ensemble at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne. Tickets available through the Embassy Theatre's Box Office in person or online.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Lisa Kozenko, associate professor of music performance (oboe). Free and open to the public.
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.
1 p.m.
flutist Danielle BreisachDanielle Breisach’s exuberance and compassion permeate her performing and teaching. In demand as a collaborative musician and teacher, Danielle has performed with several organizations in Michigan and Wisconsin and maintains a private studio of over 30 highly successful students. Free and open to the public.
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.
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.
This recital features student woodwind chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Percussion Ensemble I is under the direction of 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.
12:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Sensory FriendlySensory-Friendly concerts are meant to allow students to freely express themselves through movement and vocalization enabling them to be fully immersed in this musical experience. These concerts allow students that might not otherwise be able to attend traditional concerts the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances. Special care and consideration is given to the concert hall lighting and to the performing ensemble’s volume. RSVP requested.
7:30 p.m.
guitarist Iliana MatosIliana Matos has performed extensively throughout Latin America, the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and is prize winner of eleven major international competitions. With her love of contemporary music and desire to develop the guitar repertoire, Iliana has premiered works by numerous composers. Free and open to the public.
5:30 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. 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.
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.
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 the students of Mihoko Watanabe, associate professor of flute. 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.
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. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
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.
The Campus Orchestra, an all-student ensemble, is led by graduate student conductors. 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 University faculty member or student teacher. Sponsored by the Ball State Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This performance has been canceled - we apologize for any inconvenience. In lieu of this concert, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra will perform on an informal daytime concert and a graduate conducting recital, details TBA.
7:30 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.
This recital will feature students of Katrin Meidell, assistant professor of music performance (viola). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
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.
The Ball State University Viola Choir is an award-winning ensemble that was founded by professor Katrin Meidell in 2013. The group plays arranged and original music that spans from the Baroque era to recently composed works. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
This recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Richter, professor of harp. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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. This concert will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.