September 6, 2019
The School of Music Showcase will feature Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, 500 student performers and the "Pride of Mid-America" Marching Band.
Illustrious Ball State University alumni musicians will return to campus to perform alongside 500 students of various ensembles for the School of Music Showcase at 7:30 p.m. September 13 in Sursa Performance Hall.
“Variety is key to the performance,” said Andrew Crow, associate professor of music performance and director of choral activities. “You’ll hear symphonic Russian music, an American folksong, a lively opera scene, big-band jazz, a trumpet serenade, and even four pianists crowded around one piano. It will be an evening of musical fireworks and new perspectives.”
The 75-minute concert during Family Weekend will feature orchestral, jazz, wind, chamber and choral ensembles, plus select soloists and this year’s Outstanding Alumni Award recipients: conductor JoAnn Rediger and harpist Grace Bauson, who will perform with the students.
Bauson is a member of The United States Army Field Band and a University of Mary Washington music professor, and Rediger served on the choral faculty at Taylor University for 25 years and led choirs and concerts around the world.
The event will dramatically conclude with a performance from Ball State’s more than 200-member “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 at 765-285-1539. For other details, call 765-285-5842 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All sales proceeds will directly benefit School of Music scholarships.
Visit bsu.edu/music for more information.