Upcoming Events
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Late Summer SkyTake a live tour of the late summer sky in the Brown Planetarium. You will learn how to find constellations, planets, and more. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Late Summer SkyTake a live tour of the late summer sky in the Brown Planetarium. You will learn how to find constellations, planets, and more. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
6:30 p.m.
Tour of the Late Summer SkyTake a live tour of the late summer sky in the Brown Planetarium. You will learn how to find constellations, planets, and more. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
8 p.m.
Tour of the Late Summer SkyTake a live tour of the late summer sky in the Brown Planetarium. You will learn how to find constellations, planets, and more. Come learn how to navigate the sky by using bright stars and constellations, and discover what fascinating objects exist deep in space.
7:30 p.m.
Doolin'Doolin’ is France’s premiere Celtic band whose name derives from the little village of musical fame in south-west Ireland. Born in 2005 from an encounter between six accomplished musicians, from its inception Doolin’ perfected a mixture of novel musical genres.
5 p.m.
Charlie and balloons We're taking our Centennial Celebration on the road! We are excited to join Downtown South Bend during Downtown South Bend First Fridays.
All Day Event
participants in Walk Indiana 2017The eighth annual Walk Indiana event is a community collaboration aimed toward making Delaware County a healthier, happier community. Register for a non-competitive half-marathon, 10K, or a Family Fun 5K. Ball State employees who complete the walk will receive $12.50 on their October 2018 paycheck.
7:30 p.m.
The Doo Wop ProjectThe DOO WOP PROJECT is street corner singing for a whole new generation. Their show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Throughout the show, DWP takes you on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons...all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
7:30 p.m.
The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.
8 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
7:30 p.m.
The East PointersThere’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original but traditional folk music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
7:30 p.m.
DSBSince 2009, DSB’s high-energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made DSB the #1 Journey tribute show in the world. DSB has been highly revered as the “next best thing” to Journey. They have captured the lush and signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime. Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB remains true to Journey’s musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you believin’!
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.
8 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
All Day Event
Join us prior to the football game on the Honors College backyard.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
7:30 p.m.
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.
8 p.m.
Exploring the Center of the Milky WayOur Sun is just one star in a galaxy of at least 100 billion stars. This galaxy, the Milky Way, is shaped like a giant pancake that is more than a 100,000 light years wide. Astronomers have long wondered what the center of our galaxy is like but clouds of interstellar dust block the view in visible light. In recent years the advance of technology has changed all this. Astronomers can now view the galactic center in the infrared and radio wavelengths. These images show the center of the Milky Way is home to some very strange objects including a giant black hole. Join us on a live, guided tour of discovery.
7:30 p.m.
Kat EdmonsonCritically acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe and Japan, appeared in major motion pictures, performed on radio and television, and released three groundbreaking albums to date. The genre-defying artist recently appeared in Woody Allen’s film set in the 1930s, Café Society (2016), as a jazz singer, and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
All Day Event
High School Marching Bands are invited to experience the thrill of performing in Scheumann Stadium alongside the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band.
7:30 p.m.
Bumper JacksonsBumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. The group began as a duo; a city-meets-country experiment between songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley.
7:30 p.m.
Featuring a variety of works highlighting the wide array tap is utilized in dance. Be prepared to tap, tap, tap the night away!
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
AJ CroceFrom his debut as a jazz-influenced blues artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road leading to his new studio album Twelve Tales and back again to his latest release celebrating 20 years of That’s Me in the Bar.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7 a.m.
Ball State's booth at the Centennial Road Show.We're taking our Centennial Celebration on the road! We are excited to join the Valparaiso Half Marathon and 5K.
3 p.m.
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.
The Choir of ManThe Choir of Man is the runway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind The Magnets! and the Soweto Gospel Choir. This show is 60 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot-stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
7:30 p.m.
John McEuenJohn McEuen brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as 'the String Wizard', he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him.
6:30 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
7:30 p.m.
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.
8 p.m.
Halloween Celestial OriginsWhat do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.
3 p.m.
U.S. Marine BandEstablished in 1798 by an Act of Congress signed by President John Adams, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. The band made its White House debut on New Year’s Day, 1801, and has performed at the inauguration of every President since Thomas Jefferson, who is credited with giving the band the title, “The President’s Own.”
7:30 p.m.
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.
Graeme and AlexAward-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graeme James (New Zealand) teams up with American Idol finalist Alex Preston for a captivating folk performance. Each armed with a whole host of instruments including electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and even beatboxing, this performance will astound audiences.
5:30 p.m.
Charlie Cardinal at the Centennial Road Show.We're taking our Centennial Celebration on the road! We are excited to join Kokomo during Kokomo First Fridays.
6:30 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
8 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
7:30 p.m.
Sidra Bell DanceIn MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, Sidra Bell has joined forces with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby and his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta, and dynamic design team Amith Chandrashaker & Amy Rubin, to develop a flexibly voyeuristic discourse and commentary about the nature of outliers in contemporary society. This fine art piece marries dance theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal scoring, and scenic and lighting design. It locates and depicts aspects of human joy and despair via the experience of the “outsider". furiously dancing question marks, lost boys & girls, anti-climactic humans... 1000 tomorrows
8 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
6:30 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
8 p.m.
Juno at JupiterJoin us as we explore what NASA’s Juno spacecraft is telling us about the largest planet in our solar system. Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Instruments on Juno are revealing swirling clouds, intense aurora and deep weather systems - plus information on the spinning Great Red Spot. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. Come learn what we are finding out.
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.
NoelNOËL, set in modern day London, tells a heartwarming tale of a little girl (Noël), who is preparing for her starring role in a school Christmas play when her mother suddenly disappears. To avoid being taken into care, Noël keeps her mother’s disappearance a secret and embarks alone on a quest to find her. Along the way, she befriends a diverse group of homeless characters, who have themselves lost their way in life; Duchess, a lady with a mysterious past; Edgar, a disabled veteran and Nick, a curmudgeon who has lost his faith in humanity.
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.
Mannheim SteamrollerMANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
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.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
8 p.m.
The Christmas StarOver the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.
7:30 p.m.
Dailey and VincentGrand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music.
7:30 p.m.
YukoYuko Mabuchi started playing classical piano at age of 4, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. As a teenager she was fascinated by American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues and after hearing the music of Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock she fell in love with Jazz. After high school she entered the AN Music School in Kyoto to study jazz piano under Kunihiro Kameda. After graduating from the conservatory, she began performing locally as a soloist, and as a member of a local jazz trio.
7:30 p.m.
JourneyFifth​ ​House​ ​Ensemble,​ ​composer​ ​Austin​ ​Wintory,​ ​and​ ​arranger​ ​Patrick​ ​O'Malley​ ​team​ ​up​ ​to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​original,​ ​interactive arrangement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Grammy-nominated​ ​score​ ​to​ ​Journey​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ensemble's​ ​full​ ​instrumentation,​ ​with​ ​added​ ​percussion and​ ​harp.​ ​
7:30 p.m.
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.
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 p.m.
Winnie-the-Pooh would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood such as Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey keeps getting him into trouble. A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this a play that the whole family will enjoy!
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.
Todd MosbyThis 6 member ensemble has toured from New York to San Francisco. A genre-defying folk, jazz, world fusion ensemble, this super group includes grammy nominated and winning performers delivering an acoustic instrumental mix with virtuoso flair. Outreach is available at all levels.

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.
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.
Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi- ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine- time Austin Music Award winner -- including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Her independent album topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a national feature on NPR's All Things Considered, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe, USA Today, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. Her band’s Tiny Desk concert made NPR’s top 15 of 2015.
7:30 p.m.
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.
Seamus EganIt’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today.
7:30 p.m.
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.
Get the Led OutFrom the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed.
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.
2 p.m.
Mutts Gone NutsExpect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4 legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!
7:30 p.m.
Molly TuttleA virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, last fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category.
7:30 p.m.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Ryan and RyanRyan & Ryan is a dynamic father-son piano duo that blends classic and contemporary music into a delightful concert experience. With remarkable credits as solo performers, Donald and Barron combine efforts to amaze audiences with their skill, expressiveness, and love of making music. Their experience in classical, jazz, ragtime, hip-hop, and funk allows them to create exciting new music and give fresh interpretations of old.
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.
Sound of MusicTHE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Bella GaiaBella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
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.
Martini PopTop 40 Swingers! Imagine four Manhattan Transfer style vocalists doing swing versions of your favorite top 40 hits, and you’ve got Martini Pop! Whether a sophisticated cocktail hour, or an all-out dance party, this cool, stylish group complete with small jazz combo, or full big band is always a surprise hit with their fun retro versions of radio hits like: “Umbrella” (Rhianna), “We Are Young” (Fun), “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Gotye), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), and classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” (Michael Buble) and “Come Fly with Me” (Sinatra).
7:30 p.m.
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.
Matt BeilisNew Yorker Matt Beilis was born with his distinct voice. Some would say it’s unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education-along with a lucrative finance career--for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed.
7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Susan WernerSusan Werner has done it again; the woman NPR named "Empress of the Unexpected" has brought forth another unique concept album with a national tour to match. Her hew EP, An American In Havana, is a collection of original songs inspired by Werner's recent travels to Cuba. The recording features performances and arrangements by legendary Cuban percussionist Marya Casales (Dizzy Gilespie, Tito Puente, Regina Carter), along with Werner's trademark songcraft and wry, poetic lyrics.