Clarinet symphony band performing on stageComprised of approximately 65 students who have attained an exceptional level of proficiency on their instruments, the Ball State University Symphony Band is the second auditioned ensemble in the band program. The ensemble is primarily comprised of music majors, although talented students from additional academic disciplines are also represented. The group is committed to the highest musical standards and performs traditional repertoire as well as contemporary works written for the wind band medium.

Performance Benefits

  • involvement in world premier performances
  • regular interaction with outstanding guest conductors, artists and composers from throughout the United States
  • performing in three or more concerts per semester
  • appearances at state and regional music events

Acclaimed Performances

  • 2014 Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 2014 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) North Central Division Conference “Chosen Gems” Ensemble
  • 2012 IMEA Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Class Information

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Times

  • Monday: 6 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 2 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2 - 3:15 p.m.

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Location

Music Instruction Building, room 152

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Course Numbers

  • MUSC 140 Sec. 1C Symphony Band (0 Credit)
  • MUSC 340 Sec. 1C Symphony Band (1 Credit)

Caroline Hand

Conductor

Caroline Hand
associate director of bands and assistant professor of music performance

Graduate Program in Wind Conducting

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The graduate program in wind band conducting is a small and selective program that prepares students to effectively function in academic and professional settings. Ball State offers  a master of music with a major in conducting and the doctor of arts in music with a primary emphasis in conducting. Graduate assistantships and yearly stipends are available for students in these programs.