We are pleased to present livestreams of many of our large ensemble concerts and other select recitals.

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Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m.
Professor of Music Performance Lori Rhoden will present a lecture titled "Developing Piano Performance in Romantic Style" as part of her Special Assigned Leave report. This lecture is only available as a livestream.
6 p.m.
a jazz saxophonist performingJazz Ensembles 2 and 3 are under the direction of Freddie Mendoza and graduate assistant Aron Scott Callard. Program to include charts by Doug Beach, Matt Harris, Frank Foster, Charles Mingus, and Bill Potts. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
jazz musicians performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble has performed around the world. Program to include charts by John Clayton, Cahn/Chapman, Frank Mantooth, Bronislau Kaper, Don Schamber, and George Gershwin. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State School of Music performing at the Hilbert Circle TheatreThe School of Music Showcase presents a sampling of our outstanding large ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists. This year will be presented in an entirely virtual format with a mix of live and previously recorded material. In lieu of a traditional concert ticket we ask that you please consider making a donation to the Bravo! Scholarship Fund.
3 p.m.
Organist Damin SpritzerPresented as part of the Mertens Organ Series. Dr. Spritzer is assistant professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma. Her performances have spanned several continents with many historic churches and instruments. Program to include works by Charles Tournemire, J. S. Bach, Herbert Howells, Mary Howe, and Pierre Kunc. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
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. Program to include Beethoven's Sonata in C Major (Op. 2, No. 3) and Sonata in A Major (Op. 101) offered in Beethoven's 250th year. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
9 a.m.
Organist Damin SpritzerPresented as part of the Mertens Organ Series. Dr. Spritzer is assistant professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma. Her performances have spanned several continents with many historic churches and instruments. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Douglas Droste, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Music's flagship ensembles. Program to include works by Joan Tower, Karel Husa, George Walker, Maurice Ravel, and Franz Schubert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions of electronic and digital media. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingThe Wind Symphony is the second auditioned ensemble of the Ball State band program and performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire. Program to include works by Steven Bryant, Gordon Jacob, James M. David, Aaron Perrine, and Gustav Holst. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
4:30 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. This recital will feature music professors Kelci Kosin (soprano) and Cara Chowning (piano) with guest artist Loralee Songer (mezzo-soprano). Program to include works by Susan LaBarr, Robert Schumann, and Marjorie Rusche. This recital is only available as a livestream.
7:30 p.m.
two hornists performingThe Wind Ensemble is Ball State's premier concert band and performs exciting and challenging music under the direction of Thomas Caneva. Program to include works by Percy Grainger, Gaetano Donizetti, John Mackey, David Gillingham, Ernst Krenek, Omar Thomas, and Paul Hindemith. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
9 a.m.
Ellen Elder is associate professor of piano at the University of Southern Mississippi and has performed throughout the United States and South America as soloist, collaborator, and clinician. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Ellen Elder is associate professor of piano at the University of Southern Mississippi and has performed throughout the United States and South America as soloist, collaborator, and clinician. 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. This is the 11th Pianopalooza presented by the Ball State piano faculty. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
This concert will feature the Ball State Chamber Choir under the direction of Andrew Crow. This concert is only available as a livestream.
6 p.m.
The concert will feature the Ball State Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Statesmen, and University Choral Union under the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann. This concert is only available as a livestream.
5:30 p.m.
School of Music graduate students will perform prepared solo/concerto selections for a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in the spring. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of Ralston C. "Morgy" Craig, an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Douglas Droste, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Music's flagship ensembles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
All Day Event
Ball State clarinet professor Elizabeth Crawford will be joined by guests Trina Gross of the Indianapolis Symphony and Diana Haskell of the St. Louis Symphony for a virtual Ball State Clarinet Day. This virtual event is free and open to all.
7:30 p.m.
Now in its 57th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State New Music Ensemble mostly performs music of the past 50 years, including works by current composition students and faculty. The Student Composers' Forum features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State composers. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Ball State flute professor Mihoko Watanabe will be joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Stefán Höskuldsson for a virtual Ball State Flute Day. Events to include a warm-up session, master class and Q&A with Mr. Höskuldsson, and a round table discussion with Dr. Watanabe. This virtual event is free and open to all.
All Day Event
Ball State oboe professor Lisa Kozenko will be joined by New York Philharmonic associate principal oboist Sherry Sylar for a virtual Ball State Oboe Marathon. Events to include sessions on audition preparation and reed making, a master class and chamber music making with Sherry Sylar, and one-on-one sessions with Dr. Kozenko. This virtual event is free and open to all.
11 a.m.
This recital features student string chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
School of Music undergraduate students will perform prepared solo/concerto selections for a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in the spring. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The Faculty Artist Series allows School of Music faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This recital will feature the Musical Arts Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at Ball State. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
The Campus Band and Campus Orchestra are student ensembles led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions of electronic and digital media. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Instructor of Music History Rebecca Burkart presents a recital on harpsichord. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingThe Wind Ensemble is Ball State's premier concert band and performs exciting and challenging music under the direction of Thomas Caneva. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
4 p.m.
This concert will feature the Ball State Choirs performing Dvořák's Te Deum with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. This concert is only available as a livestream.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Yu-Fang Chen, assistant professor of music performance (violin). Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Join bassoon professor Keith Sweger and guest artist Kim Laskowski for a day of learning and music making. Kim Laskowski is associate principal bassoon of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
The Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana are comprised of pre-college musicians participating in ensembles coached by Ball State faculty and students. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingThe Wind Symphony performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire under the direction of Caroline Hand. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Crawford, professor of music performance (clarinet). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the piano students of Lori Rhoden, professor of music performance. Free and open to the public.
8 a.m.
Come learn about music composition, the art and skill of creating music. This event will be led by Ball State composition faculty with opportunities to meet current composition students. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble II is under the direction of percussion professor Braham Dembar. This intermediate ensemble performs a wide range of challenging percussion repertoire. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble I is under the direction of percussion professor Braham Dembar. This advanced ensemble performs a balance of historically relevant repertoire and contemporary works. Free and open to the public.