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
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 Bobby Lopez, Eckhard Kopetzki, Julie Spencer, Gene Koshinski, Astor Piazzolla (arr. Van Hof), and Michael Colgrass. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Bass-baritone Troy Castle collaborates with pianist Jonathan Mann to present a recital of favorite songs and arias. The program includes selected first-person “character songs” and culminates with a rollicking hat tip to a favorite tenor pièce de résistance, highlighting an evening of vocal music that all song lovers and singers (even tenors!) will enjoy. 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. This is the ninth annual Pianopalooza recital presented by the piano faculty. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Community Arts ExpoExperiencing creative expression enriches our lives and community by empowering each to share their voice and enabling us to experience the voice of others. Come see all our hometown has to offer in the fine/performing arts and creative expression at John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium. The event will feature many exhibitors, an assortment of live music, and light refreshments. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
George Shirley is in high demand around the globe as performer, lecturer, and teacher. He has performed more than 80 operatic roles at leading opera houses around the world and maintains a career that has spanned more than five decades. He was the first African-American tenor to sing with the Metropolitan Opera and he became the first African-American member of the United States Army Chorus in Washington, D.C. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
A part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events, this recital will showcase multiple student performers from the saxophone studio of Nathan Bogert. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
A part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Dr. Page has garnered international prominence as one of the leading saxophonists of today’s younger generation. He is currently assistant professor of saxophone at the Butler School of Music within the University of Texas at Austin. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
A part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Saxophonist Stephen Page has garnered international prominence as one of the leading saxophonists of today’s younger generation. He has appeared across four continents and is the alto saxophone chair of the critically acclaimed Zzyzx Quartet. He will perform works by John Adams, Florent Schmitt, and Gregory Wanamaker with pianist Cameron Hofmann. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Director of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting all-student ensemble in a program to include William Perry's Trumpet Concerto with Assistant Professor of Trumpet Stephen Campbell as soloist, and Gustav Holst's The Planets. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
2 p.m.
Guests Don Wershba and Piers Plaskitt give an in depth look into what makes SSL consoles some of the best in the world. Come and learn why countless hits have been mixed on SSL. Free and open to the public.
4 p.m.
A part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Alto and soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has performed and recorded with the likes of Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, The Mingus Big Band, Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Jason Moran, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
A part of the annual Saxtemberfest series of events. Alto and soprano saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has performed and recorded with the likes of Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, The Mingus Big Band, Christian McBride, Chick Corea, Jason Moran, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton, Dave Holland, Jimmy Cobb, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Latin Grammy-winner Mariachi Flor de Toloache is New York City's first and only all­-women mariachi group. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States; this defines their unique flavor and sound. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Family Weekend with a sampling of the School of Music's exceptional wind, orchestral, jazz, chamber, and choral ensembles. General Admission is $20, and all proceeds benefit School of Music student scholarships! Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
9 a.m.
Join Eugene Levinson, principal bass emeritus of the New York Philharmonic and faculty member at the Juilliard School, and Ball State double bass professor Joel Braun for a day of master classes, workshops, and performances. Levinson has also been a faculty member at the Aspen and Sarasota Music Festivals since 1979 and has taught master classes worldwide.
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. Dr. Watanabe will perform with pianist Sophia Kim and oboist Lisa Kozenko. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The School of Music voice faculty present a recital featuring a wide range of solo and chamber music repertoire. All proceeds benefit the 13th Annual Vocal Competition to be held Spring 2019 in Sursa Hall. 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. Pianist Lori Rhoden (Ball State professor of music performance) and violinist Gert Kumi present this joint recital. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m.
Mark Kellogg is associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and brass chamber music at the Eastman School of Music. A faculty member since 1991, Mr. Kellogg teaches trombone, euphonium, and jazz trombone, and coordinates the brass chamber music program. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Mark Kellogg is associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and brass chamber music at the Eastman School of Music. An active performer, he also holds the position of Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout his career he has embraced a wide variety of performing roles, from jazz soloist to chamber musician to orchestral performer. Free and open to the public.
All Day Event
Ryan White from Røde microphones will present the latest developments from the famed Australian microphone company. This is a great opportunity to learn about microphones, recording techniques, and to see the Ball State Music Media Production studios in action during a recording session. 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.
7:30 p.m.
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Ball 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 Leonard Bernstein, Vincent Persichetti, Gordon Jacob, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, Zo Elliott, and Viet Cuong. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
9 a.m.
Join clarinet professor Elizabeth Crawford and Chicago Symphony Orchestra bass clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom for a full day of clinics, recitals, and master classes. Bloom is a Buffet Crampon Artist and is a senior lecturer at Northwestern University. Registration information and specific schedule to be announced.
All Day Event
Join flute professor Mihoko Watanabe and Paris-based flutist Patricia Nagle for a day filled with flute choir readings, clinics, master classes, and performances. Nagle currently serves on faculty at École Normale de Musique in Paris and has performed and recorded under the direction of many illustrious conductors. A fun and educational event, Flute Day is geared toward flute enthusiasts of all ages.
3 p.m.
Janette Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She holds degrees with honors in organ performance from Indiana University and Northwestern University, and has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert venues. Currently professor of organ and chair of the organ department at the IU Jacobs School of Music, Dr. Fishell will present a full recital program with works to be announced. Free and open to the public.
9 a.m.
Janette Fishell is currently professor of organ and chair of the organ department at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Her students have distinguished themselves in academia, concerts, and as prizewinners in competitions, both national and international. They also successfully serve in churches and on university faculties throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and include Fulbright award recipients. 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 Musical Arts Woodwind 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.
This recital will feature the students of Mei Zhong, professor of voice. Free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Wynton Marsalis playing trumpetNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. This Ball State Centennial event is comprised of two separate 75-minute performances. Series subscriptions available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
9 p.m.
Wynton Marsalis playing trumpetNow in its 15th season, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. This Ball State Centennial event is comprised of two separate 75-minute performances. Series subscriptions available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 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. The Faculty Jazz Combo 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.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Ball 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, Donald Grantham, and Michael Daugherty. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Now 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Director of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting all-student 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The 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 starting August 21.
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 available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
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.
Ralston 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Ball 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
The Campus Band and Campus Orchestra, two all-student ensembles, are led by doctoral and graduate student conductors. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Ball 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 starting August 21.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Ball 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Led by Director of Bands Thomas Caneva, Ball State's top concert band will present a concert featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Now 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Come 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
In 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
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 available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Director of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information to be announced. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Graduate 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
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
Celebrate 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
Celebrate 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 starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Associate Director of Bands Caroline Hand presents a concert featuring a wide range of band repertoire. Tickets through Emens Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The 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 starting August 21.
3 p.m.
In 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.
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Director of Orchestras Douglas Droste leads this exciting all-student ensemble in a wide range of musical works. Program information to be announced. Tickets will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Graduate 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
7:30 p.m.
Calendar: Bands Calendar
Under 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 will be available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office starting August 21.
3 p.m.
Calendar: Choirs Calendar
The 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 starting August 21.