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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Choir members performing on stageThe choral ensembles perform several concerts each semester offering repertoire from around the world and across the centuries. Program to include selections by Arvo Pärt, Kevin Siegfried, Paul A. Aitken, Tarik O’Regan, Theodore Hicks, Shawn Kirchner, John Rutter, Moses Hogan, Vincent Persichetti, Andrew Crow, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, and Jake Runestad. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
Nick is a bass trombone student of Chris Van Hof, assistant professor of music performance (trombone). Program to include works by Steven Frank, Eric Ewazen, Howard J. Buss, Jean-Michel Defaye, and Steven Verhelst. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Trombonist Justin CookJustin Cook is the assistant professor of trombone at the University of Central Arkansas. Equally at home as an educator and performer, he has freelanced with many orchestras throughout Texas and Arkansas in addition to performing in a variety of highly successful chamber ensembles. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Trombonist Justin CookJustin Cook is the assistant professor of trombone at the University of Central Arkansas where he teaches studio trombone, trombone choir, brass ensembles, and low brass methods. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist SeriesThe Faculty Artist Series allows faculty to share their talent and passion for music with the campus and community. This event features creative and innovative musical compositions written by our outstanding Ball State University faculty. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Amber, Brian, Emily, and Ethan are students of Gene Berger, associate professor of music performance (horn). 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 Ball State Chamber Players consists of many different faculty members from across the School of Music. They offer this recital as part of Chamber Music Tuesdays, a new way to experience chamber music at Ball State! Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Violinist Caroline Eva ChinMs. Chin teaches at Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts as assistant professor of violin and gives violin masterclasses at music institutions throughout the United States. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University’s School of Music as a student of Miriam Fried and her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Robert Mann. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Violinist Caroline Eva ChinMs. Chin has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in concert halls including the John F. Kennedy Center, the White House during their Christmas Festivities, New York’s Carnegie and Weill Halls, and the Concertgebeau in Amsterdam. She will perform with pianist Laura Melton. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Katharine is a voice student of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Male brass musicians performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Caroline Hand and Stuart Ivey will conduct works by Jennifer Higdon, Roshanne Etezady, Gustav Holst, Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa, and Michael Daugherty. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
9 a.m.
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High School concert choirs from around the region gather in beautiful Sursa Performance Hall to share choral music with each other and to receive ideas and coaching from Ball State's choral faculty. Each ensemble will perform and then work with faculty conductors on stage. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Associate Professor of Cello Peter Opie and colleagues from leading American music schools and orchestras present a recital featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s six unaccompanied cello suites. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
Associate Professor of Cello Peter Opie and colleagues from leading American music schools and orchestras present a full day of master classes on Johann Sebastian Bach’s six unaccompanied cello suites. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The University Singers performingNow in its 55th 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, an evening of family fun and entertainment with tunes you’ll be whistling all your way home. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Meryl Mantione, professor of music performance (voice). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Xiaoou is a violin student of Anna Vayman, associate professor of music performance (violin). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians performing on stageDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a program to include works by Libby Larson, Henri Tomasi, Sergei Prokofiev, and Leonard Bernstein. Assistant Professor of Trombone Chris Van Hof joins as soloist. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians 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.
7:30 p.m.
The invitational will feature some of the finest high school string programs in Indiana. Each participating orchestra will receive a warm-up time, performance time, and a clinic with one adjudicator after their performance. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Pianist Donna Lee and clarinetist Daniel Gilbert present a recital in conjunction with the Music Teachers National Association's state performance competition. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
MTNA Performance Competitions are national in scope. The competitions begin at the State level (quarterfinal) and progress to the five-state East Central Division (semifinal) in January. Winners of the East Central Division compete at the National Finals, held concurrently with the National Conference in early April. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
A female choir member singingThe 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.
12 p.m.
Join Patricia Rogers, retired principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Ball State bassoon professor Keith Sweger for a day of master classes, workshops, and performances. Rogers is in great demand as a woodwind coach and conductor, and has served on the faculties of the Mannes School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Bard College, and The Juilliard School.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Voces 8The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos.
7:30 p.m.
Roman Kosyakov performing on pianoNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. Winner of the 14th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (2018), Roman Kosyakov is regularly invited to give concerts throughout Europe, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Ball State is thrilled to present Mr. Kosyakov in recital as part of our ongoing partnership with the Hastings Competition. Series subscriptions and individual tickets are available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
All Day Event
The celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today! Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
The celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today! Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
The celebrated Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has its roots in a history going back more than 100 years. Come witness spellbinding performances by some of the most talented young pianists today! Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
Session drummer Wayne Salzmann II will come to the Ball State music media production studios for an intensive drum recording and studio drumming workshop. He will talk about drumming for recording sessions and play several demonstrations, while his DW drum kit will be miked with state of the art microphones and studio gear. A great opportunity for everyone interested in becoming a professional drummer or learn more about drum miking. 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.
5:30 p.m.
This recital features student woodwind chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Mary Schiller has appeared in more than 30 operas, in oratorio, and in recital performances in the U.S., France, and Germany. She currently maintains a private voice studio in New York City and is head of the voice faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Free and open to the public.
11 a.m.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, and producer. He is perhaps best known as a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The 2nd Annual Jazz Rhythm Section Day will feature a master class, Q&A session, and performance by Mr. Levy, and will also include a master class, performance, and one-on-one time with several School of Music jazz faculty members. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
One of the world’s most famous children’s stories gets a beautiful operatic treatment. Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" combines lots of whimsy and fun with lessons about faith and the importance of family. And it is a great opportunity for children to see opera for the first time! The performance in English will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra featuring our incredible Ball State Opera Theatre students under the stage direction of Jon Truitt. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
2 p.m.
One of the world’s most famous children’s stories gets a beautiful operatic treatment. Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" combines lots of whimsy and fun with lessons about faith and the importance of family. And it is a great opportunity for children to see opera for the first time! The performance in English will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra featuring our incredible Ball State Opera Theatre students under the stage direction of Jon Truitt. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
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.
This recital will feature voice students taught by Ball State graduate assistants. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Ball State Camerata is a conductorless chamber orchestra with students and faculty performing side-by-side. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble I is under the direction of Braham Dembar, assistant professor of music performance (percussion). This advanced ensemble performs a balance of historically relevant repertoire and contemporary works. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Mihoko Watanabe, professor of flute. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The EM concert series is a showcase for compositions of electronic/digital media and/or live performance. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Crawford, professor of music performance (clarinet). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians performing on stageRalston C. “Morgy” Craig, was an outstanding solo saxophonist who worked on a variety of projects with the Ball State band program in the 1950s and 1960s. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band at this annual concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Male brass musicians performingBall State's top two band ensembles present a series of concerts each year featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Caroline Hand and Stuart Ivey with guest conductor Isaiah Odajima will present works by Carter Pann, Julie Giroux, Darius Milhaud, and more to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
This concert is the culmination of a two-day festival where talented high school musicians from across the region come together at Ball State to make music and work with a distinguished guest conductor. This year's guest conductor is Isaiah Odajima, associate director of bands at Baylor University. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Join oboe professor Lisa Kozenko and New York Philharmonic associate principal oboist Sherry Sylar for a day filled with master classes, mock auditions and feedback, oboe ensembles, practice tips, and a meet and greet with Sylar. A sought-after performer and educator, Sylar also serves on the faculty at Mannes School of Music in New York City.
3 p.m.
Ball State University is home to the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana. School of Music students and faculty work with youth orchestra members in a number of facets and form lasting and meaningful relationships. This concert is free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Percussion Ensemble II is under the direction of graduate assistant Evan Moore. The percussion ensembles are coordinated by Braham Dembar, assistant professor of music performance (percussion). Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Performances by musicians of all ages and levels who study music with a Ball State University faculty member or student teacher. Sponsored by the Ball State Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). 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. The Da Camera Brass Quintet is a faculty ensemble-in-residence and offers this recital as part of Chamber Music Tuesdays, a new way to experience chamber music at Ball State! Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Wind band musicians on stage performingThe Campus Band and Campus Orchestra, two all-student ensembles, are led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
5:30 p.m.
The Guitar Ensemble is directed by Paul Reilly and is a performance opportunity for all School of Music guitarists. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The 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. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Music Theory and pianist Jim Rhinehart performs a tribute to the Dave Brubeck Quartet with School of Music jazz faculty members Nathan Bogert, Cassius Goens, and Nick Tucker. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
This recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Richter, professor of music performance (harp). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker provides the setting for a new collaboration between the Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. With live music by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, performers will tell the story of Clara, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince. Join us for this unique and unforgettable kickoff to the holiday season.
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 available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
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 available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
We welcome you to join our Ball State brass ensembles as they perform arrangements of holiday music from around the world! Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Woodwind musicians performingLed by Director of Bands Thomas Caneva, Ball State's top concert band will present a concert featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The University Singers performingNow in its 55th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences 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.
7:30 p.m.
Opera singers performingCome support the Ball State Opera Theatre at their third annual Gala event! The evening will feature several prominent opera theatre students as well as voice faculty from the School of Music. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist performing on stageIn memory of School of Music alumnus Uttamlal “Tom” Shah, who was killed in a U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya in 1998. Come enjoy a night of standard jazz favorites and original compositions for big band at this annual concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind QuintetNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. This critically-acclaimed quintet makes its third appearance in the Arts Alive! Concert Series on its final United States tour. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will present an exciting program of music by Taffanel, Ligeti, Tomasi, and Nielsen. Series subscriptions and individual tickets are available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Male brass 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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Choir members performing on stageThe 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.
a bassoon soloist performing with orchestraDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information including student soloists to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
7:30 p.m.
Trumpeter and vocalist Bria SkonbergUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with guest trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg. Winners of the 46th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
brass 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.
7:30 p.m.
From the opening sounds of the opera's famous overture, the audience knows they are in for a special theatrical experience. An incredible mash-up of the supernatural, comedy, and drama, Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" is a true operatic masterpiece that must be seen in person to be truly experienced. The opera will be presented in Italian with projected English titles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
2 p.m.
From the opening sounds of the opera's famous overture, the audience knows they are in for a special theatrical experience. An incredible mash-up of the supernatural, comedy, and drama, Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" is a true operatic masterpiece that must be seen in person to be truly experienced. The opera will be presented in Italian with projected English titles. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 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.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The University Singers performingCelebrate 55 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.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
A male saxophonist performingAssociate Director of Bands Caroline Hand presents a concert featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets available through Emens Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra and Choir performingThe School of Music presents a concert in Sursa Performance Hall as a preview to its April 14 debut performance at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Wind Ensemble followed by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined Ball State Choirs as they perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
3 p.m.
An interior photo of the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown IndianapolisIn celebration of Ball State’s Centennial, the School of Music presents its debut concert at the Hilbert Circle Theatre featuring its outstanding students, conductors, soloists, and ensembles. Tickets will be available through the Hilbert Circle Theatre box office on a date to be announced.
7:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage 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.
7:30 p.m.
a piano soloist performing with orchestraDirector of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information to be announced. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
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.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Woodwind 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.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Members of the Statesmen choir performing on stageThe 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.