Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m.
Student RecitalHayden is a doctoral organ student of Elizabeth Crawford, professor of music performance (clarinet). Program to include a lecture and performance of music by James Hook. This event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Music Instruction Building at nightThe 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.
Jazz musicians 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. Program to include music by John Clayton, Alan Baylock, Luiz Bonfa, Harry Allen, Steven Feifke, F.W. Meacham, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Doug Beach & George Shutack, Joe Green, and Brian Setzer. 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 violinst performingUnder the direction of Douglas Droste, the Ball State Symphony Orchestra is one of the School of Music's flagship ensembles. Program to include music by Antonín Dvořák, Florence Price, and Aaron Copland. 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 Ball State School of Music performing at the Hilbert Circle TheatreThe 10th Annual Showcase Concert presents a sampling of our outstanding large ensembles, chamber groups, and soloists in conjunction with Family Weekend. We invite you to witness the exceptional talent of our students and help support student scholarships. 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.
Organist Bruce NeswickPresented as part of the Mertens Organ Series, Bruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Organ Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Program to include music by J.S. Bach, Clara Schumann, Texu Kim, Florence Price, and David Hurd. Event is 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. Performing with Cara Chowning (piano) and Joanne King (harp), program to include music by Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Guy d’Hardelot [Helen Rhodes], Bernard Herrmann, Viktor Ullmann, Maurice Ravel, Sam Kubina, and Nakul Krishnamurthy. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
9 a.m.
Organist Bruce NeswickBruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Organ Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Event is free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Jeffrey NytchJeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, arts administrator, and consultant. He is director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition at the University of Colorado Boulder. Lecture titled "The Entrepreneurial Musician: Building a Career in Music" will take place via Zoom and is free and open to the public.
6 p.m.
Jeffrey NytchJeffrey Nytch enjoys a diverse career as a composer, educator, arts administrator, and consultant. He is director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition at the University of Colorado Boulder. Workshop titled "Popcorn and Vending Machines: Lessons from a non-linear career path” will take place via Zoom and is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
a clarinetist 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 Antonio Gervasoni, Ralph Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, Ron Nelson, Oscar Navarro, Morton Gould, Gilda Lyons, and Malcolm Arnold. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
10:30 a.m.
Violinist Caroline KimJoin Ball State cello professor Peter Opie and two distinguished guests for a day of learning and music making. Guest artist Caroline Kim is a prize-winning Canadian cellist and principal of the Ann Arbor Symphony. Guest artist Richard Aaron is a distinguished pedagogue and is on faculty at the Juilliard School and the University of Michigan. Event is free and open to the public with preregistration requested.
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 Mihoko Watanabe (flute), Zoran Jakovcic (viola), and Cara Chowning (piano). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
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. Program to include music by Alessandro Marcello, J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
5:30 p.m.
Vocalists singing on stageThe School of Music voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solos and chamber music. All proceeds benefit the 15th Annual Vocal Competition to be held Spring 2022. Tickets are available for purchase in person or online through the College of Fine Arts Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Bob EasonGuest saxophonist Bob Eason will perform with his duo partner, pianist Michael Seregow, assistant teaching professor of music at Ball State. Program to be announced. Event is 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 music by Frédéric Chopin, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Robert Schumann. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
5:30 p.m.
Saxophonist Miguel ZenónMultiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists and composers of his generation. Program to be announced. Event is free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Soprano Deborah LiftonEndowed with a rich, warm, and expressively direct lyric coloratura voice, Deborah Lifton is one of today’s most compelling performers of contemporary American opera and song. Program to be announced. Event is free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Soprano Deborah LiftonDeborah Lifton is associate professor of voice at The Hartt School in West Hartford, CT and is passionately committed to equipping young singers with the technical and artistic tools for success. Event is free and open to the public.
2 p.m.
Douglas ShadleDouglas W. Shadle is associate professor of musicology at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music. His award-winning scholarship interrogates the roles played by symphony orchestras and orchestral music in American culture, past and present. Lecture is titled “Florence Beatrice Price: The Untold Story of Civil Rights Law in the Career of a Distinguished Black Composer.” Event is free and open to the public.
All Day Event
flutest Sharon SparrowJoin Ball State flute professor Mihoko Watanabe and guest artist Sharon Sparrow of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a day of learning and music making. Event is free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Violinist Benny KimAcclaimed violinist Benny Kim has given countless masterclasses around the world and is associate professor of violin at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory. Event is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Violinist Benny KimBenny Kim has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Chicago, Boston, Saint Louis, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, and South Africa to name a few. In recital, he has performed in virtually every major city including two critically acclaimed recitals at the 92nd St. Y in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Program to be announced. Event 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 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.
5:30 p.m.
trombonist Yu Tamaki HosoYu Tamaki is a trombone soloist active worldwide, as well as an orchestra and chamber musician, educator, author and producer. Program to be announced. Event is 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 be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
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. This recital will feature Chris Van Hof (trombone) and Michael Seregow (piano). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
3 p.m.
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A trumpet player in the Pride of Mid-America Marching BandThe Ball State Pride of Mid-America Marching Band will present a showcase performance to include two halftime shows, pregame show, section features, and additional guest performances. On sale date for tickets to be announced.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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 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.
Orchestral 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.
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) and Patricia Sweger (piano). Program to be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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. 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.
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.
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 be announced. 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 be announced. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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. 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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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 be announced. 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.
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.
Oboeist Alex KleinJoin Ball State oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and guest artist Alex Klein for a day of learning and music making. Brazilian oboist Alex Klein is principal oboe of the Calgary Philharmonic, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, and winner of the Geneva Competition. Event is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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 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.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
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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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
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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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.