Music for All brings camp and live concerts to campus

Topic: College of Fine Arts

June 12, 2013

High school students visit Ball State to participate in Music for All
Hundreds of high school students will attend Music for All, held at Ball State.

For the third year in a row, Ball State will host Music for All's weeklong summer music camp with events scheduled June 24 through June 29.

Presented by Yamaha, the Music for All Summer Symposium provides high school instrumental music students and high school and middle school band directors an opportunity to engage in a week of instruction with renowned teachers, artists and fellow campers from more than 35 states and abroad. As part of the symposium experience, the Muncie community can participate in the musical offerings of the camp by attending Music for All's evening concerts and events. These performances include:

Yamaha Young Performing Artists: 8 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Emens Auditorium

The Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) recognizes outstanding musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition are invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend awards ceremony at the Music for All Summer Symposium, receive a performance opportunity with national press coverage and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. The overall winner will also receive $5,000 in retail credit toward a professional model Yamaha instrument. This performance is free and open to the public, general admission. No ticket is required.

Mindi Abair: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Emens Auditorium

Saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindi Abair's sound is a unique brand of pop and soul meets jazz. Her solo career has produced 10 top radio singles and five major solo albums that have topped the contemporary jazz charts. Abair is host of the syndicated radio show,"Chill with Mindi Abair," has been a featured saxophonist on "American Idol," and won a number of international awards for her talent. Admission: $15 adult reserved balcony seating, $5 student/senior reserved balcony seating, free to children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at the Emens Auditorium ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Project Trio: 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Emens Auditorium 

A high-energy chamber music ensemble, Project Trio is comprised of three composers/performers from Brooklyn on the flute, cello and bass. The group's sound pushes the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. Its members have received much attention from the Internet generation thanks to the group's popular videos. Admission: $15 adult reserved balcony seating, $5 student/senior reserved balcony seating, free to children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at the Emens Auditorium ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Lalo Davila and Friends: 8 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at Emens Auditorium 

Recognized as one of the top percussionists in Nashville, Lalo Davila performs with several Latin groups and is on the Music for All camp percussion faculty. He has toured with many artists and has recently performed percussion and lead vocals for the American Bible Society CD project and jazz artist Kirk Whalum's Grammy-nominated CD. He is currently director of percussion studies at Middle Tennessee State University. Admission: $15 adult reserved balcony seating, $5 student/senior reserved balcony seating, free to children 10 and younger. Tickets are available at the Emens Auditorium ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Drum Corps International Central Indiana (DCI): 7 p.m., Friday, June 28, at Scheumann Stadium

Eight of DCI's top corps showcase an early view of their 2013 shows, featuring the Blue Stars, the Cavaliers, Colts, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, Pioneer, Spirit of Atlanta and the Troopers. Order tickets for the DCI show at www.dci.org or call 317-275-1212.

To purchase tickets at the Emens Auditorium ticket office, visit the box office 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 765-285-1539. To purchase tickets through Ticketmaster, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

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