School of Music alumni can be found across the country and globe, making positive changes in their communities. Our graduates perform with some of the country’s leading chamber ensembles and orchestras, teach at reputable institutions of higher education and a wide range of primary and secondary schools, and work with a variety of successful music businesses and recording studios.

Alumni Spotlight
Jan 12, 2020

Lori Mechem graduated from Ball State in 1986 with a bachelor degree in Jazz Performance. Lori and her husband, Roger Spencer founded the Nashville Ja …

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Oct 11, 2019

Dr. JoAnn Rediger received her Bachelors degree from Taylor University in 1971; her MMEd degree from James Madison University in 1981 and a DA from Ba …

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Aug 01, 2019

Alumni Catharine and Andrew Klein met at Ball State and now live in Texas where they both work for the Burleson Independent School District. Where are …

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Alumni Awards

Each year, the School of Music recognizes exceptional graduates with two departmental alumni awards.

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Friends of the School of Music

School of Music friends and supporters play an integral role in our community. By attending concerts and recitals, contributing to School of Music student scholarship funds, and supporting faculty and student creative endeavors, the School of Music continues to provide excellent training, retain and attract talented students, and host internationally renowned guest artists.

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School of Music Advisory Board

  • Richard A. Baker, BS ’97
  • Ayriole C. Frost, BM ’10
  • Michael R. Gagliardo, MM ’96
  • R. Craig Gigax, President, Meridian Music
  • Jeffrey T. Green, BM ’93
  • David D. Helms, BS ’89; MBA ’94
  • Timothy N. Lautzenheiser, BS ’69
  • Barbara and Erwin Mueller, professor emeritus
  • Michelle R. Oyler, BS ’90; MA ’98
  • Matthey J. Rooney, BS ’08