The School of Music presents live webcasts of many of its large ensemble concerts and other select recitals. View the upcoming schedule of live streaming concerts.

Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m.
Community Arts ExpoCome see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression. Featuring 40+ local arts exhibitors, live music, food, drinks, door prizes and more! Experiencing creative expression enriches our lives and community by empowering each to share their voice and enabling us to experience the voice of others.
10 a.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageCome witness performances by the country’s top young organists on the magnificent Goulding & Wood organ in Sursa Hall. The third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Friday, September 6 includes morning and afternoon semi-final sessions with performances by the six pre-professional candidates. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
The Pride of Mid-America Marching BandHigh School Marching Bands are invited to experience the thrill of performing in Scheumann Stadium alongside the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band.
2:30 p.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageThe third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Saturday, September 7 includes a master class by jury member Wilma Jensen and a Jury Concert by all three jury members: Wilma Jensen, James Kibbie, and Mark Herris. Orgelkids will also have a hands-on demonstration set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Organ console on Sursa Hall stageCome witness performances by the country’s top young organists on the magnificent Goulding & Wood organ in Sursa Hall. The third Sursa American Organ Competition will feature both high school and pre-professional contestants competing for monetary prizes. Saturday, September 8 features the Final Round for both divisions. Free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Ableton logoAbleton, the makers of the popular Live! sequencer, will be right here on campus for a night of pizza and beats! Special guest Thomas Faulds will present the latest features of the software and hardware that Ableton has to offer. This is a must-see workshop for anyone interested in electronic music and beat-making. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Various ensembles performing for the School of Music ShowcaseCelebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and choral ensembles. General Admission is $20 and all proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
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. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Conor AngellConor Angell is associate professor of music at Taylor University. Program to include Franz Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise." Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Left-handed pianist Norman Malone"Left-Handed Pianist" is a documentary produced by Kartemquin Films about the inspiring pianist Norman Malone. At age 5, Norman discovered he was a natural at the piano. Tragically, when Norman turned 10, he became paralyzed on his right side. Undaunted, Malone began a lifelong quest to reclaim his place at the piano, mastering the most difficult music ever written for left hand alone. The evening will include a screening of the documentary's work in progress and a short performance by Norman himself. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
two hornists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, the Ball State Bands proudly present a Female Composers' Concert with works by Jennifer Jolly, Jennifer Higdon, Cindy McTee, and Carolyn Bremmer, as well as the winners of the Ball State Symphony Band Call for Commission Proposals: Amanda Feery and Molly Joyce. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
Violist Julia BullardJoin viola professor Zoran Jakovcic and guest artist Julia Bullard for a day of learning and music making. Dr. Bullard is currently professor of viola and music theory at the University of Iowa and is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral performer both in the U.S. and abroad. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Vocalists performing on stageThe School of Music voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solo and chamber music repertoire. All proceeds benefit the 14th Annual Vocal Competition to be held Spring 2020 in Sursa Hall. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a violinst performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," Derek Weagle's "Serenade," and Dvořák's "Symphony No. 6." Gene Berger (horn) and Jon Truitt (baritone) will join the orchestra as the evening's featured faculty soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
jazz musicians performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza, the Ball State Jazz Ensembles have performed around the world. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
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. This is the 10th Pianopalooza presented by Ball State piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Jazz pianist Matthew FriesThe 3rd Annual Jazz Rhythm Section Day will feature masterclasses, Q&A sessions, and performances by guest Matthew Fries (piano) and select Ball State jazz faculty. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Barbershop quartet Instant ClassicThe Ball State Statesmen will be joined by collegiate men's choruses from across the region in a concert that will feature Instant Classic, Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 International Quartet Champions comprised of Ball State alumni. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
Jeffrey Zook and Matthew ErnstJoin Ball State professors Mihoko Watanabe (flute) and Stephen Campbell (flute) as well as guest artists Jeffery Zook (flute) and Matthew Ernst (trumpet) for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Zook is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section and Mr. Ernst is principal trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 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. The Faculty Jazz Combo will present music of Oliver Nelson with guest Oliver Nelson, Jr. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present their Fall concert with repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th 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 Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
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. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a cellist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Widor's "Chorale and Variations" featuring harp professor Elizabeth Richter, and Mahler's First Symphony. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Trombonist Steve DavisThe Art of Jazz Series presents internationally-renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Josiah Williams. This concert's guest artist is trombonist Steve Davis. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Sybarite5Recently dubbed “the millennial Kronos,” Billboard Chart-topping string quintet SYBARITE5 is constantly creating new works and bringing unique musical combinations to audiences. Their program titled "Endeavor" will include an eclectic mix of the ensemble's recent commissions and premieres. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
11 a.m.
cellist Nicholas FinchJoin cello professor Peter Opie and guest artist Nicholas Finch for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Finch is principal cello of the Louisville Orchestra and also performs regularly in places such as New York City and Boston. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Bassoonist Miles ManerJoin bassoon professor Keith Sweger and guest artist Miles Maner for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Maner is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (contrabassoon/bassoon) and is on faculty at DePaul University. 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. Dr. Rhoden will perform with pianist Michael Seregow. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra are student ensembles led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
Two opera singers performingIn one of the most satirical and hilarious operas of all time, Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra under the stage direction of Jon Truitt and conducted by Cara Chowning. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
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. Free and open to the public.
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. 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. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz saxophonist performingCome 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 starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a violinDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste and the BSSO will present Mozart's "Sinfonia Concertante" and Respighi's "Roman Festivals." Yu-Fang Chen (violin) and Zoran Jakovcic (viola) will join the orchestra as the evening's featured faculty soloists. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a trombonist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
12 p.m.
oboist Robert AtherholtJoin oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and guest artist Robert Atherholt for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Atherholt is a retired member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and is on faculty at Rice University. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
6 p.m.
Conductor Andrew Crow leading the choral ensembles on the Holiday Choral ConcertBall State’s choral ensembles present two concerts in celebration of the winter holidays featuring well-known seasonal favorites and holiday music from a wide variety of traditions. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingNow in its 56th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble warms up the month of January with its annual Winter Cabaret. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their fourth annual Gala event. The evening will feature several prominent opera students as well as voice faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Undergraduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz trumpeter performingCome 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 School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
2 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing on stageLed by conductor Marc Albrecht, the program will include selections by Maurice Ravel, Benjamin Britten (featuring soprano Julia Bullock), and Hector Berlioz. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert is presented by the Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation, in tribute to Sherman and Marjorie Zeigler.
7:30 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with a featured jazz guest artist. Winners of the 47th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Availability of General Admission tickets, if any, will be announced closer to the performance date.
7:30 p.m.
a vocal soloist with conductor in backgroundDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads the BSSO in a wide range of musical works featuring this year's Graduate Solo/Concerto Competition winners. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
All Day Event
trombonist Joseph AlessiJoin trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Joseph Alessi for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Alessi is principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at The Juilliard School. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Lawrence BrownleeLawrence Brownlee is one of the great voices of our time. Captivating audiences and critics around the world, he is a fixture at leading international opera houses and major orchestra halls, and his concerts have been broadcast to millions. Series subscriptions and single tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 56 fabulous years of the Ball State University Singers with a gold-studded, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and hand-clapping two-hour extravaganza. Bring the entire family - don't miss the fun! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingThe Ball State choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingUnder the stage direction of Jon Truitt, the Ball State Opera Theatre will present their Spring main-stage production (TBA) with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra conducted by Douglas Droste. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Members of a concert band performing on stageGraduate and doctoral students conduct this all-student ensemble as it performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire representing a variety of music styles and periods. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageThe Art of Jazz Series presents internationally-renowned artists in concert with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Josiah Williams. This concert's guest artist is TBA. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office starting August 19.