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.
5:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Join us for Ball State's official kickoff to celebrate our centennial. The student-produced Centennial documentary, "From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State's First Century," premieres with live accompaniment by the Ball State Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
All Day Event
Join the Honors College at various locations around Muncie.
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.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
2:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
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.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
8 p.m.
Writer and photographer Teju Cole will be the keynote speaker for the Honors College Meyer Lecture.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
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.
10 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
We are Proud to Present...We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 is an attempt to recreate the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers. Along the way, they test the limits of empathy as their own stories, subjectivities, assumptions and prejudices catalyze their theatrical process.
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.
12 p.m.
Forms+Surfaces | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects.
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.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
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.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
12 p.m.
AGC Chemicals ETFE | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects.
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.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
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.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
7:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
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.
2:30 p.m.
Green Day's American Idiot LogoJohnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged. This two-time Tony Award-winning musical includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
2:30 p.m.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.
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.
5:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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!
11 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a graduate degree in school psychology, school counseling, quantitative psychology or educational psychology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Rodney CarringtonRodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. Rodney then released three new albums on his own record label called Laughter’s Good Records. An album of new songs and material entitled Laughter’s Good debuted at Number One on the Overall Comedy Charts. The same week, the re-release of Rodney Carrington Live debuted at Number Two on the Overall Comedy Charts. He then went back into the studio to record The Hits which also reached number one on the comedy charts. The album features a duet with Colt Ford.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. This chilling mystery thriller by the author of ROSEMARY’S BABY explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.
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.
When Peggy’s two adult children take her out for lunch, they quietly begin to take apart her life. The drinks come fast, the tempers peak, the food flies.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
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.
11 a.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
Justin 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.
Justin 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.
The 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 composition faculty. 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.
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.
12 p.m.
Material Talks at Lunch with William Baker Company | The Material Talks @ Lunch series is a set of informative sessions in which company representatives teach students and faculty about materials and products using case studies and recent projects. This semester we have representatives from Forms+Surfaces, AGC Chemicals, William Baker Company, and American Hydrotech speaking in the series.
12 p.m.
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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 gave her solo debut at age 12 and has since performed with several orchestras throughout the United States. Free and open to the public.
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.
9 a.m.
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.
8 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.
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.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
Selected works from dance majors highlight the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
1 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a doctoral degree in educational psychology is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
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.
Air SupplyGraham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 available starting August 2 and individual tickets on sale starting August 21 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.
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
7:30 p.m.
The age-old struggle between the merits of theatre versus film take center stage in this timeless classic that seems just as relevant today as it was over 80 years ago when the play was written in 1936. The hopes and ambitions of sixteen young actresses are explored in this story made famous on the big screen by Hollywood legends Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, and Ann Miller.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m.
This musical tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
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.
2 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in public administration is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
5:30 p.m.
This recital will feature the students of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a master's in nutrition and dietetics is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5:30 p.m.
This information session will allow you to explore whether a masters degree in social work is a good fit for you and your overall career plan.
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.
RentIn 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
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.

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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.
This full-evening one-act play proves to be anything but boring as Mildred and Anna, confined to the psychiatric ward of a general hospital, confront each other, an infuriatingly silent new roommate, the emptiness of an institutional Sunday, and the pain that has brought both of them here.
7:30 p.m.
As Judy London nears the end of her career as a Professor of Home Economics, an encounter with one of her former “practice babies” leads her to question her life’s journey and the sacrifices she’s made along the way. Loosely based on Ball State’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences former operation of “practice houses,” BORROWED BABIES explores the ever-evolving role of women and mothers in American society over the last sixty years.
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.
Jersey BoysThey were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.
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.
Something RottenSOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).
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Snapshots is the story of three women from their teens to their middle years, each journeying both together and alone. Through their search for identity, they encounter bumps and detours along the way.
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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.
Experience the future of dance during this showcase of original dance.
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The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own, Gypsy is one of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century. Set in 1920s America when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, this landmark show features Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Johnna Tavianini in the iconic role of Mama Rose. Gypsy is a fitting finale to the illustrious career of George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Theatre Beth Turcotte who will retire in May of 2019.
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.
Set on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
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.
After an 8-week long residency at Ball State during the spring semester, Israeli dancer, choreographer and video artist Noa Shadur’s choreography will be premiered with Ball State dance majors. Shadur’s previous work has been presented in festivals in Israel, American Dance Festival, ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands, among others.
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.
A celebration of the relationship between dance and design, Full Circle Dance showcases how design can drastically change the feeling and world of a piece. With a first act that lacks design elements and a second act that features the same works with new life created by our designers, FULL CIRCLE DANCE will illustrate the collaboration between dance and design.
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.