Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalStudent composers will present their works in a performance that is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageEnjoy a concert 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 for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the string chamber music students of Peter Opie. Program to include music by Handel-Halvorsen, Franz Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Shumann, and Paul Francis. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The light painting in Sursa's lobby entitled First SymphonyThe Ball State New Music Ensemble is dedicated to performing chamber and solo music of the past thirty years, along with classics of the earlier 20th-century. It features a diversity of musical styles from all over the globe, as well as new works by faculty and student composers at Ball State. The ensemble is under the direction of Amelia Kaplan, associate professor of music composition.
5 p.m.
Student RecitalPaola Cubillos is a flute student of Mihoko Watanabe. Program to include music by Francy Montalvo, Carolina Noguera Palau, Amparo Ángel, and Laura Zúñiga. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Recording engineers at a mixing boardThe 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. Featured composers include students, faculty, alumni and other contemporary or historical composers.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalLuke Guise is a cello student of Peter Opie. Program to include music by Dmitri Shostakovich and Édouard Lalo. This event is free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
Student RecitalThis recital will feature the harp students of Joanne King. Program to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
A flow code that links to the registration page.Ball State School of Music Faculty will be providing free sessions on how to prepare your School of Music audition music or the audition music for All-State Band.
2:30 p.m.
A digital drawing of The Nutcracker and the Rat King in front of falling snow with a banner that says "The Nutcracker".Featuring live music by School of Music choral students and Ball State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gregory Robbins, the age-old tale of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker provides the setting for the return of the Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music collaboration to the Emens Auditorium stage! Enjoy an unforgettable kickoff to the holiday season with the telling of the story of Clara, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince.
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalGenevieve Miedema is a cello student of Peter Opie. Program to include music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johan Halvorsen, and Claude Debussy. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A digital drawing of The Nutcracker and the Rat King in front of falling snow with a banner that says "The Nutcracker".Featuring live music by School of Music choral students and Ball State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gregory Robbins, the age-old tale of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker provides the setting for the return of the Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music collaboration to the Emens Auditorium stage! Enjoy an unforgettable kickoff to the holiday season with the telling of the story of Clara, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince.
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 for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. The afternoon (3 p.m.) performance will also be available as a livestream.
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 for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1.
5:30 p.m.
Event CanceledThis event has been cancelled.
7:30 p.m.
Student RecitalBarbara Mirano is a graduate student seeking a Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Performance. Program to include music by Aaron Copland, Cécile Chaminade, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, and Jacques Offenbach. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Indiana Public Radio Theatre proudly presents an authentic radio drama on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, live on-air and before an audience in Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State campus.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 59th 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 Concert. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a violinst performingThe Ball State Symphony Orchestra is a flagship ensemble of the School of Music that performs orchestral music from a wide variety of backgrounds and time periods. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageEnjoy a concert 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. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingThis gala event will feature opera students and voice faculty presenting several operatic favorites and lesser-known gems. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1.
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, the Wind Ensemble presents a preview concert of its invited performance at the College Band Directors National Association's National Convention. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1.
7:30 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingThe Ball State concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a violinst performingThe Ball State Symphony Orchestra is a flagship ensemble of the School of Music that performs orchestral music from a wide variety of backgrounds and time periods. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Ensemble I with a distinguished guest artist to be announced. Two honor bands of the 49th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Ticket availability to be announced. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow, Kerry Glann, and Mark Statler, the Ball State Choirs present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThis annual Women of Song concert is presented in celebration of Women's History Month in conjunction with Ball State's Women's Week. It will feature Ball State's choral ensemble Vox Anima as well as guest choirs. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Opera Theatre program presents its Spring production (TBA). Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This performance will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 59 fabulous years of the 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.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 59 fabulous years of the 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.
3 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Opera Theatre program presents its Spring production (TBA). Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This performance will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a jazz trumpeter performingEnjoy a concert of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a female vocalist performingThe concert features the Ball State Concert Choir, University Choral Union, Cardinal Chorus, and Vox Anima under the direction of Andrew Crow, Kerry Glann, and Mark Statler. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingThe Ball State concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
a male vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow, the Ball State Chamber Choir presents a concert featuring a wide range of music from around the world and across the centuries. Program to be announced. Tickets available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office starting August 1. This concert will also be livestreamed.