Upcoming Events
9 a.m.
Clarinet professor Elizabeth CrawfordA 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 outside of Sursa Performance HallThe 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. She will present an all-Bernstein program with pianist John Arida. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
By Catherine Trieschmann. Directed by Melissa Baldwin. Fourteen-year-old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be a writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, and embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother's secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.
10 a.m.
Isabel Leonard, photo by Becca FayThe multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will give a master class at Ball State University in conjunction with her Arts Alive! Concert Series performance. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Saxophonist Walter SmithA part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Walter Smith III is recognized as an adept performer, accomplished composer, and inspired educator. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Kris Molloy will give a presentation on her country of origin, New Zealand! New Zealand is located in Oceania. Mountainous New Zealand is made up of two large islands as well as Stewart Island. New Zealand’s geography includes glaciers, fjords, mountains, plains, hills, forests, volcanic plateaus, and sandy beaches. The Hobbit andother famous movies have been filmed there.
6 p.m.
Taking place at Minnetrista, this community forum focuses on the theme of arts and culture.
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 III and Mark Buselli directs the ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
8:30 p.m.
Artist and activist Mahogany Browne presents her unique brand of performance poetry, which "bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee." Browne is a co-organizer of Black Poets Speak Out, and her books include Dear Twitter and Redbone (nominated for an NAACP Outstanding Literary Works award).
All Day Event
Exhibition on view September 28 – December 22, 2017.
All Day Event
Engaging Technology II: Art + Science is curated by John Fillwalk. Exhibition on view September 28 – December 22, 2017.
11 a.m.
Dora LutzDora Lutz, President, Hawks Consulting & GivingSpring will be speaking about her journey in social entrepreneurship where she consults businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies on finding shared value to make the world better.
5 p.m.
Join us for a 5pm reception at DOMA followed by 7pm performance at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium to celebrate the opening of Engaging Technology II: Art + Science.
6 p.m.
A free campus and community event at the David Owsley Museum of Art
6:30 p.m.
Saturn & BeyondAfter over 10 years in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission exploring Saturn on September 15, 2017 by purposefully entering the planet’s atmosphere. Before it’s destroyed it will send back information from that and other daring trips around Saturn. Come explore one of the most beautiful sights in our solar system in this production and afterwards learn about the most up-to-date information sent back during the final months of the Cassini mission.
7:30 p.m.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Saturn & BeyondAfter over 10 years in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission exploring Saturn on September 15, 2017 by purposefully entering the planet’s atmosphere. Before it’s destroyed it will send back information from that and other daring trips around Saturn. Come explore one of the most beautiful sights in our solar system in this production and afterwards learn about the most up-to-date information sent back during the final months of the Cassini mission.
7:30 p.m.
Hotel CaliforniaWhen The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It’s been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. Hotel California toured relentlessly from the 80’s straight through to today, setting the standard for world-class tribute productions as they went, and sharing stages with the likes of The Doobie Bros., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, REO Speedwagon, and many more.
8 p.m.
Saturn & BeyondAfter over 10 years in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will end its mission exploring Saturn on September 15, 2017 by purposefully entering the planet’s atmosphere. Before it’s destroyed it will send back information from that and other daring trips around Saturn. Come explore one of the most beautiful sights in our solar system in this production and afterwards learn about the most up-to-date information sent back during the final months of the Cassini mission.
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.
Julissa ArceJulissa Arce Presents: "The American DREAMer: From Undocumented to Wall Street and Immigration Advocacy." Pruis Hall. Admission is Free
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.
Martina Schiavo will give a presentation on his country of origin, Italy! Italy is located in Southern Europe. It is shaped like a high-heeled boot kicking a ball. A flight to Rome takes roughly 2.5 hours from London/England. Italy has two big islands Sicily and Sardinia and many smaller ones such as Capri, Elba and Ischia. In the north of Italy, there are many hills and mountains, many long deep lakes, and volcanos in the south.
7:30 p.m.
Abby Smith Rumsey PortraitMedia expert, academic, and author Abby Smith Rumsey visits Ball State on October 4 to give the inaugural Digital Scholarship Lecture entitled “How Digital Memory Will Change Our Past and Shape Our Future.” Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Friends of Bracken Library, and the Digital Scholarship Lab, her presentation will examine the impact of digital media on our culture and identities.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
5 p.m.
would you like to know some words in a different language?Join us and learn some slang and fun phrases in Italian
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.
7:30 p.m.
Simon and GarfunkelTouring for the first time ever in North America, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatrical experience about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting, and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as “Mrs. Robinson”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Homeward Bound”, “Scarborough Fair”, “The Boxer”, “The Sound Of Silence” and many more. This is a show not to be missed!
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.
6 p.m.
Taking place at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, this community forum focuses on the theme of economic development.
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 Napoléon Coste, Donald Martino, and Heinrich von Herzogenberg. 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.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in emerging media design and development is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in landscape architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
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.
A selection of newly-created works by Susan Koper and other Indiana choreographers that embraces the notion of sharing and informing. An Evening of Dance includes a piece that depicts the oral history of an African American woman during desegregation of the schools in Little Rock, Arkansas and a solo developed as part of the DEVICES choreograpic workshop with Doug Varone. Join the choreographers and dancers in this shared evening of dance.
8 a.m.
The Ball State University Glass Alliance announces the Fall 2017 Glass Pumpkin Sale, October 14th, 8am-12 pm at the Minnetrista Farmers' Market
11 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a graduate degree in school psychology, school counseling or educational psychology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
7:30 p.m.
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.
Billy is out waiting for love where she last saw it. Her mum is certain love has walked into her life again. Her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house . . . but Billy herself isn't even allowed through the door. In Katie Hims's sweet, stark family elegy, love never dies, but sometimes – like Billy – it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank's ashes and a bear costume. Billy the Girl is a sharp, yet gentle, look at a fractured family dealing with a lifetime of mistrust.
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.
11 a.m.
Jason BrooksJason Brooks, Owner, Jay-Crew & Brooklawn Services, will be speaking about his entrepreneurial journey which blossomed here at Ball State University, and has flourished in the Muncie area for the past 20 years.
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 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.
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.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
7:30 p.m.
Bunkerville: A Post-Apocalyptic MusicalOfficial Selection DISCOVERY New Play Festival 2016This farcical musical takes place in Bunkerville, an underground city, years after a nuclear holocaust. It follows Steve, a self-centered jerk who doesn’t realize it. Tricked by his coworkers to go outside of the bunker, he discovers a wasteland, but one that is oddly bright and beautiful. As his interactions with mutants, Mother Earth cults, and other inhabitants of the new world evolve, Steve discovers new truths about himself, his coworkers and his new surroundings.
7:30 p.m.
ArtrageousImagine witnessing the creativity of an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. Combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music, Artrageous takes you on a visual journey and a high energy ride of inspiration, creativity, and engagement. Our troupe of artist, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres throughout the evening. The result ~ A uniquely entertaining, Masterpiece show culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
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.
Kinky BootsKinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
7 p.m.
US Air Force Concert BandThe United States Air Force Concert Band is the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is the largest of six musical ensembles that comprise The United States Air Force Band. Featuring 53 active duty Airmen musicians, the Concert Band performs throughout the United States via biannual tours, live radio, television and Internet broadcasts, as well as at local concerts across metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, Concert Band members perform in smaller chamber ensembles at official military and civilian functions, education outreach events and local concert venues.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
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.
Mandy HarveyMandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay's Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world).
7:30 p.m.
Thrilling. Beautiful. Luscious. Student choreographers—preparing for their final semester at Ball State—showcase their ingenuity while highlighting their best original dances. Witness the future of dance, here at Ball State!
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening
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.
Alex Sheen Presents: "The Life of a Promise." Pruis Hall. Admission is Free
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.
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.
11 a.m.
Brandon MundellBrandon Mundell, President, Toys Forever Models & Hobbies, will share his experiences of owning a full-line hobby shop in Muncie. Joining him will be his younger brother, Kyle, who helped propel the company into the growing e-commerce arena.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Shaping Sound ImageUnder the Artistic Direction of Emmy Award Winner, TRAVIS WALL, and co-created with NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. In After the Curtain, these visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.
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.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
7:30 p.m.
1964 The Beatles Tribute"1964" focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960's, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the "mania" that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video.
7:30 p.m.
Pride & PrejudiceAll of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshing and engaging adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but her four sisters and overzealous match-making mother make it difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her good sense. In a society where snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice?
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
7 p.m.
David Crowder Band Photo3X Grammy nominee, Crowder has been embraced for his lyrically powerful, musically elaborate, and unpredictable songs. Crowder’s first solo album, Neon Steeple, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, was named iTunes 2014 Christian Album of the Year, garnered multiple radio hits, two Grammy nominations, a Grand Ole Opry debut, a Dove Award and numerous K-LOVE Fan Award Nominations. American Prodigal, the awaited Grammy nominated follow-up album, landed at No. 1 on the Christian & Gospel Album Chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart and No. 12 on the Top 200 Billboard Chart.
8 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
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.
The tiny hamlet of Poor Prairie doesn’t see a lot of folks coming into town, least of all men. So when one gets off the train, everybody talks, especially the high school girls looking for a meal ticket. But this man is mysterious. A few things are clear, though – he’s teaching at the high school and he knows basketball. As for that meal ticket? He may just have that after all, if he can get his Poor Prairie girls good enough at basketball to sell a few tickets. The Tall Girls examines issues of class and gender amidst the historic 1930s Dust Bowl.
7:30 p.m.
Bria SkonbergCanadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Recognized as one of “25 for the Future” by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records, and released her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, in 2016. The stunning album won the 2017 Canadian Juno Award from “Vocal Jazz Album” of the year.
6:30 p.m.
The School of Art at Ball State University presents a public lecture by designer and children's entertainment director Doug Grimmett as the third event in the Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars 2017-2018 series.
7:30 p.m.
Justin MooreArkansas native Justin Moore spent three years putting together his fourth studio album, Kinda Don’t Care. The platinum-selling entertainer kick started the album with his sixth chart-topping single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and follow-up single “Somebody Else Will.” Kinda Don’t Care provides a stellar set list for Moore’s live shows which also feature No. 1 hits like “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations, tallied millions of track sales as well as placed seven singles in the Top 10 at Country radio.
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.
12:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
12:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
12:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in landscape architecture is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
7:30 p.m.
The RevelersThe Revelers, founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys — “unquestionably the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance” — have joined together to form a Louisiana supergroup which combines swamp-sop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana.
8 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
7:30 p.m.
Elf​ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
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 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in nutrition and dietetics is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
11 a.m.
Howard BatesHoward Bates and Mike Seidle, Co-Founders of WorkHere, will discuss the career paths that brought them together, and led to them creating WorkHere, a mobile app designed for workforce development.
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.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
6:30 p.m.
Janet's PlanetBased on the educational television show that airs on 144 public television stations nationwide, Janet's Planet fans are in for a real treat as they see the galaxy from Janet's futuristic Mission Control. The live show engages and challenges young minds while inspiring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) potential in every student grades 2-8. Janet's Planet promotes critical thinking, scientific literacy, encourages lifelong learning, and brings to light the wonderful creativity that is an integral part of science. As Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
8 p.m.
Planet 9In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft gave us our first close look at Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet in the outskirts of our Solar System. The New Horizons flyby was big news, and the pictures it sent back to Earth reveal a world far more complex than anyone realized. Follow Mike Brown and his team at CalTech as they uncover dwarf worlds whose orbits take them deep into the far reaches of the Solar System. Is there a new planet beyond these distant objects? Join us on the hunt!
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.
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.
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.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Docent Choice Tour LogoEnjoy a docent-guided tour in the David Owsley Museum of Art galleries.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
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.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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 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.
7:30 p.m.
It Can Happen HereIt Can Happen Here responds to an ever-shifting landscape of politics and purpose.Through dance and text, the choreographers ask who is welcomed and who is not in today's America? It's purpose is to build community—seeking resistance, faith, and change in motion.
7:30 p.m.
LunasaLúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalog of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums. The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.
3:30 p.m.
Meditation in the MuseumJoin us in the Asian Art gallery most Fridays at 3:30 pm for a soothing, end of the week meditation.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
Shaping Sound Christmas TourFrom its formation in 2003, Ernie Haase has built Signature Sound into one of the most popular and beloved quartets in all of Southern Gospel music. The group has traveled all over the world, offering energy, excitement and encouragement through its powerful brand of gospel music. EHSS continues to gain fans all around the globe with its unique performances and unmistakable four-part harmonies. EHSS is one of the most celebrated quartets in Southern Gospel History mentioned with the same "trailblazing" reverence as groups likes The Statesmen Quartet and The Cathedral Quartet.
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.
Sweet RemainsAfter the tremendous “viral” spread of their music in 2016, including the rare mile-stone for an all-indie band of nearly 20 Million plays on Spotify, The Sweet Remains are excited to present live-takes of songs from their three studio albums to date.
7:30 p.m.
Amazing GraceAMAZING GRACE is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change. John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, faces a future as uncertain as the turning tide. Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, he finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, John embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home.
7:30 p.m.
Do you speak DjembeTonight you are a star performer! Led by your Master of Ceremonies, you and the entire audience participate in the show and play your favourite tunes alongside an amazing line-up of world-class Western and African musicians where the audience becomes the largest djembe band in America. Led by Doug Manuel, the show is a unique interactive family experience filled with energy and emotion – never seen or heard before – that has taken the public and the media by storm!
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.
Detroit '67In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. When a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
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.
Black Market TrustThe Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.
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.
A first for the Department of Theatre and Dance, the 10-Minute Play Fest will feature six one-acts written by students in the department’s playwriting classes. Both directing students and theatrical studies majors can gain experience working with new play development and producing said works.
7:30 p.m.
Perfect for Valentine's Day, this concert centers on love, and all the good and bad that comes of it. Featuring a variety of dance genres, including jazz, tap, and ballet, fans and haters of Valentine's Day will find something to enjoy in this concert.
7:30 p.m.
Pericles: Price of TyreEnter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.
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.
Annie Moses BandWarner Classics artist, the Annie Moses Band, has been inspiring and entertaining audiences for over a decade, bringing their distinctive style of music across the US and around the world. A captivating blend of folk and classical, the Annie Moses Band is a talented ensemble of songwriters, singers, musicians, and siblings combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship.​
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.
CinderellaRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
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.
Moscow BalletThe Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
7:30 p.m.
Julie Johnson takes the audience on a journey of two women who start in similar situations, fall in love, and then come to different realizations as their efforts to improve their personal lives leads to a shift in priorities, including deciding on who they love.
7:30 p.m.
We Bajo 3For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that prove the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.” Four albums in -- their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 -- the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion, and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles.
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.
A Chorus LineA Chorus Line is a stunning musical that captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse song after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A Chorus Line is a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama.
7:30 p.m.
As the first public presentation of choreographic works by Junior BFA dance majors, this dance concert provides glimpses of the process involved in making a dance piece. The selected works highlight the best in original dances from the talented class of 2019.
7:30 p.m.
Le Vent du NordSince its inception in August 2002, Le Vent du Nord has enjoyed meteoric success. The band has received several prestigious awards, including a Juno, and is now one of the most-loved Quebec folk outfits throughout the world. The current line-up consists of singers / multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, and Réjean Brunet. Some songs come from traditional folk repertoire, while others are original compositions. On stage, these four friends achieve peaks of happiness that they eagerly share with any and all audiences. Le Vend du Nord knows how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!
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.
7:30 p.m.
Dry LandEster is a swimmer trying to stay afloat, but her friend Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Set largely in the girls’ locker room of a Florida high school, this new play by Ruby Rae Spiegel sets out to deal with the harrowing experiences of abortion, female friendship, resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
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.
In its third year, The New Play Project features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists.
7:30 p.m.
Father's DazeHow many shows has your dad sat through for you? Dance recitals, school plays… probation hearings? Now you can finally repay him by bringing him to a hilarious and heartwarming show designed specifically for Dads and the people who love them. Father’s Daze is a delightful view of the world through the eyes of three Dads who just happen to be highly accomplished humorists/storytellers/performers. Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, and Don White join forces to take you on a wild journey of love and laughter through the Dad Experience. Give dad a break and let him laugh and revel in the shared experience he can never talk about that is fatherhood. If it were your show, he’d go for you.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Modern GentlemenAn all-star vocal group originally brought together by the legendary Frankie Valli! With the stylings of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo’s, they blend today's sound of a Michael Bublé times four to create the ultimate vocal experience for all ages! Individually, THE MODERN GENTLEMEN were all successful, in-demand singers prior to joining The Four Seasons. For over 14 years now (long before JERSEY BOYS became a worldwide sensation), they’ve been "the real guys" wowing audiences worldwide providing all the background vocals and choreography alongside the rock & roll icon on his world tour!
2 p.m.
Stunt Dog ExperienceChris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy and his famous stunt dogs are out of this world! Director Chris Perondi has been entertaining audiences of all sizes since 1999. He has produced over 9,000 shows in his career. Over 4,500 have been stage shows for performing arts theaters and for major theme parks such as: Silver Dollar City in Branson-MO, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge-TN, Stone Mountain Georgia, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City-MO, Valleyfair Theme Park, Long Island Wildlife Park, and Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Six Flags of America.
7 p.m.
Stunt Dog ExperienceChris Perondi is the Stunt Dog Guy and his famous stunt dogs are out of this world! Director Chris Perondi has been entertaining audiences of all sizes since 1999. He has produced over 9,000 shows in his career. Over 4,500 have been stage shows for performing arts theaters and for major theme parks such as: Silver Dollar City in Branson-MO, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge-TN, Stone Mountain Georgia, Worlds of Fun in Kansas City-MO, Valleyfair Theme Park, Long Island Wildlife Park, and Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California, the Indianapolis Zoo, and Six Flags of America.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Cliff and JohnSongwriters and musicians, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt are coming together to perform traditional and contemporary folk music. Rolling Stone Magazine describes Gorka as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.” “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." – The Boston Globe
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.
Peter PanNever Never Land has never been so real! Jaw-dropping acts with actors, singers, dancers, and acrobats to tell the story of the boy who never grew up. Based on the story by James M. Barrie, and brought to you by creator Hanoch Rosen.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Cinderella: A BalletThe classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes, and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev, this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.
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.