Jacobs School of Music

Tal Samuel

November 10, 2016

To doctoral student Tal Samuel, the main job of conducting is to connect to people so that the vision of the composer comes to life.

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David N. Baker, distinguished professor of music and Jazz Studies Department chair emeritus, died peacefully Saturday, March 26, at his home in Bloomington, Ind., at the age of 84. A member of the Jacobs School of Music faculty since 1966, Baker founded the Jazz Studies program and served as its chair from 1968 to 2013. “David […]

Anabel Gutierrez Orraca

September 30, 2015

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Anabel Gutierrez Orraca is studying with her harp-idol and plans to start a harp department in Cuba.

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IU Bloomington sound media historian Patrick Feaster and IU Jacobs School of Music Professor Wayne Wallace’s quintet both have 2014 Grammy nominations. Feaster’s book and CD set, titled “Pictures of Sound: One Thousand Years of Educed Audio: 980-1980,” is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album. The compilation details Feaster’s use of digital […]

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“The Tale of Lady Thị Kính,” composed by Jacobs School of Music faculty member P.Q. Phan, makes its world premiere at the music school this spring. Widely considered to be the first opera set in the Vietnamese culture, the production tells the traditional tale of Thị Kính, a compassionate and selfless girl who eventually attains […]


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Indiana University’s third annual Summer Festival of the Arts offers 113 days of arts programming, continuing through Aug. 26. Events are held at venues across the Bloomington campus including IU Cinema, IU Art Museum, Jacobs School of Music, Lilly Library, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Wylie House Museum, Grunwald Gallery of Art, and Lee Norvelle Theatre […]


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The Indiana University and Jacobs School of Music communities mourn the passing of Distinguished Professor of Music and Grammy Award-winning cellist Janos Starker. Starker, 88, died at his Bloomington home on April 28, 2013. “All of us at Indiana University are deeply saddened by the passing of Janos Starker, one of the greatest cellists to have […]


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What do a singing lion, an opera coach, and a high school in Nairobi have in common? “It’s a good question,” says Kim Carballo with a laugh. “Basically, it’s about sharing the love.” The love of music, that is. Carballo is the coordinating opera coach for Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music Opera Theatre as well […]


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Marking their first-ever collaboration, Indiana University Opera Theater — housed in the Jacobs School of Music — will present Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten” as part of the Indianapolis Opera season on March 8 and 9 at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis. The presentation will follow a series of IU Opera Theater performances in Bloomington’s […]

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The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Indiana University Bloomington for its second Jacobs School of Music residency from January 22 to 24. The centerpiece of the residency is a performance at IU Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the orchestra will perform Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and Beethoven’s “Violin […]