Events

Feature Days

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Feature Days

Primarily geared towards high school students, the School of Music hosts a number of free instrument-focused Feature Days that include faculty and guest artist master classes and recitals as well as a variety of hands-on workshops. Learn more.

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Band Conducting Workshop

This two-day workshop allows participants to conduct Ball State’s premiere bands while working with distinguished conductors and educators. Take a closer look.

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Band Day

High School Marching Bands are invited to experience the thrill of performing in Scheumann Stadium alongside the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band. Learn how to register your band.

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Dimensions in Jazz Festival

The Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival attracts over 35 high school jazz bands annually from across the state and includes jazz band and combo competitions, clinics and an evening concert featuring the two winning bands from the day’s competition. Register your jazz band.

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Festival of New Music

Now entering its 50th year, the Festival of New Music spans three days and is comprised of five concerts featuring works by composers from across the country including Ball State student and faculty composers. Learn more.

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High School Choral Invitational

High School concert choirs from around the region come together to share choral music and to receive coaching from Ball State’s choral faculty. Learn more.

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High School Honor Band Festival

Each fall, talented high school musicians from across the state come together for two days of rehearsals that culminate in a performance on the Sursa Hall stage with a distinguished conductor. Learn more.

Benefic Chamber students play violins

Benefic Chamber Music Camp

The Benefic Chamber Music Camp is a one-week camp for high school musicians through the first years of college. Students work closely with faculty from Ball State, Indiana University, University of Cincinnati, and Michigan State University as well as from the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. Learn more.
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Music for All Summer Symposium

Providing life-changing experiences for over forty years, the Music for All Summer Symposium is an exciting one-week summer camp for middle and high school musicians. Take a closer look.

News

Last Time, Best Time! (POMA Season Recap)

Jan 25, 2023

Welcome back! The first day of the new semester for our students at Ball State University means a fresh start to the new year. But that doesn’t mean w …

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Let’s Dance with the Pride! (October 2022 Recap)

Nov 09, 2022

Another month, another great set of football games for the Cardinals! And an even better month for the Pride of Mid-America! We’ve been working extra …

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You Don’t Want to go to War with the Cardinals! (September 2022 Recap)

Oct 05, 2022

We’ve officially made it through Game Day! The Pride of Mid-America was so excited to show off all their hard work this month for the September games. …

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Facilities

The School of Music is home to two cutting-edge recital halls, nearly 10,000 square feet of dedicated recording studio space, and a plethora of practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and teaching studios. Take a closer look.