Upcoming Events
7:30 p.m.
Event PostponedThis recital has been POSTPONED to November 19. Thank you for your understanding!
11 a.m.
Sensory FriendlySensory-Friendly concerts are meant to allow students to freely express themselves through movement and vocalization enabling them to be fully immersed in this musical experience. These concerts allow students that might not otherwise be able to attend traditional concerts the opportunity to experience and enjoy live performances. Special care and consideration is given to the concert hall lighting and to the performing ensemble’s volume. RSVP requested.
5 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 Mihoko Watanabe (flute), Zoran Jakovcic (viola), and Cara Chowning (piano). Program to include music by Anna Malia von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Maurice Duruflé, Jenni Brandon, and John Francis Barnett. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
a trombonist performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Program to include music by Elena Specht, Germaine Tailleferre, William Bolcom, Richard Wagner, Ernest Caneva, and Paul Dooley (premiere performance). Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
9 a.m.
Clarinetist James CampbellJoin Ball State clarinet professor Elizabeth Crawford and guest artist James Campbell for a day of learning and music making. James Campbell has been called “Canada’s preeminent clarinetist and wind soloist”, by the Toronto Star and has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with over 65 orchestras. Event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
trombonist Wycliffe GordonThe Wycliffe Gordon Quintet will perform in Sursa Hall as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Wycliffe Gordon was recently named by the Jazz Journalists Association as "Trombonist of the Year" for a record-breaking 13th time. He is a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" series. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
11 a.m.
Bassoonist Andrew BradyJoin Ball State bassoon professor Keith Sweger and guest artist Andrew Brady of the Atlanta Symphony for a day of learning and music making. Event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Event CanceledThis recital has been CANCELED. Thank you for your understanding!
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 recital will feature Chris Van Hof (trombone) and Michael Seregow (piano). Program to include music by Carolina Calvache, Anthony Barfield, Robert Suderburg, and Stjepan Sulek. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThis event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by our Ball State music composition faculty. Program to include works by Eleanor Trawick, Chin Ting Chan, and Michael Pounds. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th 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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
pianist Misha TumanovBall State alumnus Misha Tumanov is a frequent performer as a soloist and collaborative pianist and is currently a teaching artist at George Mason University's Mason Arts Academy. Program to include music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, and Samuil Feinberg. Event is free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
pianist Misha TumanovBall State alumnus Misha Tumanov is a teaching artist at George Mason University's Mason Arts Academy. Event is free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
The outside of Sursa Performance Hall at sunsetCome learn about composing, the art and skill of creating music. This event will be led by Ball State composition faculty with opportunities to meet current composition students. Event is 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. This recital will feature Yu-Fang Chen (violin) and Peter Opie (cello). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
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 recital will feature Keith Sweger (bassoon), Patricia Sweger (piano), and Lisa Kozenko (oboe). Program include music by Carl Maria von Weber, Libby Larsen, Samuel Barber, and Nancy Galbraith. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
12 p.m.
oboist Sherry SylarJoin Ball State oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and guest artist Sherry Sylar for a day of learning and music making. Sherry Sylar is associate principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic and on faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College in New York City. Event is free and open to the public; preregistration is requested.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingBased on a book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This performance will also be livestreamed.
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 recital will feature Mei Zhong (soprano) and James Helton (piano). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
3 p.m.
Patricia TretickThe School of Music will hold a Memorial Concert for longtime faculty member Patricia Tretick in Sursa Performance Hall. Patricia died January 18, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona after a brief illness. She was nearly 97. Patricia was on the School of Music faculty at Ball State from 1952 to 1993, teaching violin, viola, music appreciation, stringed instrument repair, and performing in the Ars Musica String Quartet. This concert is free and open to the public with livestream available.
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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
two hornists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingKick off your holiday season with an evening of lights and fun with the University Singers. The ensemble will share traditional favorites of the season in festive group numbers, solos, and specialty acts fit for the entire family. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
a violinUnder the direction of Douglas Droste, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Music's flagship ensembles. Program to include John Wineglass' "Cityscapes" and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”). Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. 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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 58th 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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageUnder the direction of Douglas Droste, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Music's flagship ensembles. Program to be announced. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageEnjoy a concert of standard jazz favorites and original compositions with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, and Aron Callard. A jazz scholarship is also awarded at this annual concert in memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. 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. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
All Day Event
Trombonist Christine Purdue JonesJoin Ball State trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Christine Purdue Jones of the United States Air Force Band (Washington, DC) for a day of learning and music making. Event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
The Ball State Symphony Orchestra performing in Sursa Hall with chorusThis concert will feature standalone performances by several Ball State Choirs and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra ending with combined performance of Antonín Dvořák's Te Deum. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, the Wind Ensemble presents a preview concert of their invited performance at the American Bandmasters Association Convention. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with guest artist TBA. Winners of the 47th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Tickets will be on sale to the public at a later date TBA.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingThis concert will feature the Wind Symphony under the direction of Caroline Hand, as well as several selections from members of the Wind Ensemble that form the Chamber Winds. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a male 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. Program to be announced. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 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 starting August 16.
7:30 p.m.
Ball State University Singers performingCelebrate 58 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 starting August 16.
3 p.m.
Opera singers during a performanceThe Ball State Opera Theatre present their Spring main-stage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with full sets, costumes, and full orchestra. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
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, Freddie Mendoza, and Aron Callard. Program to be announced. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
a female 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 are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Male brass musicians performingThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
Woodwind musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva and Caroline Hand, Ball State's top two concert bands present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of music. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
3 p.m.
The Ball State Symphony Orchestra performing in Sursa Hall with chorusThe Ball State Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will present Johannes Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem). Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.