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
3 p.m.
Kenari QuartetThe Kenari Quartet is comprised of saxophonists Bob Eason, Kyle Baldwin, Corey Dundee, and Steven Banks. Formed in 2012 at Indiana University, the quartet’s name is derived from the Malay word “kenari,” which may be translated as “songbird.” Expanding on the age-old idea that birds communicate through song, the Kenari Quartet seeks to exemplify this concept through their performances. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Kenari QuartetApplauded for their “flat-out amazing” performances and “stunning virtuosity” (Cleveland Classical), the highly acclaimed Kenari Quartet delivers inspiring performances that transform the perception of the saxophone. The quartet aims to highlight the instrument’s remarkable versatility by presenting meticulously crafted repertoire from all periods of classical and contemporary music. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra will lead instrument-specific master classes for our brass, woodwind, and percussion students. Free and open to the public.
2:30 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the ISO will coach the Ball State Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse for an upcoming concert. Free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra will lead instrument-specific master classes for our string students. Free and open to the public.
8 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Matthew Lyon, associate professor of tuba and euphonium. Free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the orchestra and administration will present a seminar career development seminar session titled "The Ecosystem of a Concert." Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
9 a.m.
pianist Asaf ZoharAsaf Zohar is one of the most active Israeli pianists and pedagogues. Free and open to the public.
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.
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. Program to include works by Marjorie Rusche, Frank Bridge, Frank Ferko, and Dana Wilson. 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. Program to include works by Charles Marie Widor, J. S. Bach, Charles Tournemire, Ned Rorem, Louis Vierne, and Marcel Lanquetuit. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a clarinetist performingDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste will lead the BSSO in a program to include Weber's Oberon Overture and Bassoon Concerto in F (featuring this year's Undergraduate Concerto Competition winner), Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
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.
5:30 p.m.
Stuart studies trombone with Chris Van Hof, assistant professor of music performance (trombone). Program to include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frigyes Hidas, Paul Creston, Mark Phillips, and Joan Tower. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, JrThis annual concert honors and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music. Performers this year include the Shamaniacs Drum Troupe, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Choir, Ball State Saxophone Quartet, Ball State Studio Band, Ball State Voice of Triumph Gospel Choir, and more. Free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
band musicians performingUnder the direction of Thomas Caneva, Caroline Hand, and guest conductor Richard Floyd, the program will include works by O’Neal Douglas, Omar Thomas, Cassie Wieland, Charles Ives, Kathryn Salfelder, Vincent Persichetti, and Paul Dooley. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
The Ball State Band Conducting Workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for instrumental music educators and conductors of all levels to improve their conducting skills. Registration is required.
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.
1 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, the Circle City Winds will present a chamber music recital. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Indianapolis Symphony OrchestraAs part of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra residency at Ball State, members of the Circle City Winds will coach Ball State student chamber music groups. 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. Program to include works by Franz Xaver Pokorny, Helena Vidic, Eva Wasserman-Margolis, Charles-Marie Widor, Giuseppe Cappelli, Amelia Kaplan, and Chin Ting Chan (with violin professor Yu-Fang Chen). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The outside of Sursa Performance Hall at sunsetThe 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.
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.
The Ball State Studio Band is a universal pop ensemble in that it can play any style in any setting. The stylistic palette ranges from Soul/Funk to Hip-Hop, to classic rock and mainstream pop. 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. Program to include works by Corey Dundee, Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc, and William Albright. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
A male vocal soloist singing on stageThe annual Vocal Competition showcases some of the most talented singers in the School of Music, with both undergraduate and graduate divisions. Outside adjudicators come to campus to evaluate student singers who compete for cash prizes. 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.
5:30 p.m.
Ian studies conducting with Douglas Droste, associate professor of music and director of orchestras. He will conduct the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in a program to include Eduard Tubin's "Concerto for Double Bass" and Igor Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." Double bass professor Ju-Fang Liu joins as soloist. 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.
12 p.m.
Violinist Joel SmirnoffViolinist, conductor, and eminent pedagogue, Joel Smirnoff is a former member of the Juilliard String Quartet, served as president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and is currently on faculty at The Juilliard School. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Violinist Joel SmirnoffViolinist Joel Smirnoff is a former member of the Juilliard String Quartet and is currently on faculty at The Juilliard School. He will perform with several Ball State string faculty members. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
pianist Kevin AyeshDr. Ayesh has been the head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina since 1992. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
pianist Kevin AyeshKevin Ayesh has performed throughout the United States. As a North Carolina Visiting Artist for four years, he appeared before thousands across that state, performing as many as 75 recitals in a season. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
3 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoDr. Rhinehart is assistant professor of music theory at Ball State University. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
tubist Chris DickeyDr. Dickey has earned a reputation as a performer, teacher, and adjudicator throughout the United States, South America, and Asia. Currently, he is an associate professor of music at Washington State University. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
tubist Chris DickeyChris Dickey enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. He has appeared as an invited soloist around the United States, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Vietnam, and China. In 2019, he was identified as a finalist for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
These small ensembles are under the direction of Matthew Lyon, associate professor of tuba and euphonium. 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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Members of a concert band performing on stageThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand, associate director of bands, and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Jazz pianist performing on stageHigh School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz competitions and clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
jazz trumpeter Ingrid JensenUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with featured guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. 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.
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Village Trio is comprised of flutist Rebecca Johnson, oboist Elizabeth Sullivan, and pianist Cara Chowning. Free and open to the public.
3 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 vocal soloist with conductor in backgroundDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste will lead the BSSO in a program to include Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 (featuring this year's Graduate Concerto Competition winner), and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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. The concert will feature guest soloist Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic and faculty member at The Juilliard School. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
8:30 a.m.
trombonist Joseph AlessiJoin trombone professor Chris Van Hof and guest artist Joseph Alessi for a day of learning and music making. Mr. Alessi is an internationally-renown soloist, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, and on faculty at The Juilliard School. Paid registration is required.
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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
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.
an opera singer performingThe Ball State Opera Theatre season ends with an enchanted performance of "Cendrillon," Massenet’s glittering operatic adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera is a 19th-century take on the beloved subject that features a lushly beautiful score and a romantic fairy tale plot. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
3 p.m.
an opera singer performingThe Ball State Opera Theatre season ends with an enchanted performance of "Cendrillon," Massenet’s glittering operatic adaptation of the Cinderella story. The opera is a 19th-century take on the beloved subject that features a lushly beautiful score and a romantic fairy tale plot. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Members of a concert band performing on stageThe Symphony Band is under the direction of Caroline Hand, associate director of bands, and the Campus Band is conducted by graduate and doctoral student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageUnder 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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
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.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
a female vocalist performingUnder the direction of Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann, the Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will present a Beethoven Anniversary Concert with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
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.