Jacobs School of Music

Mr. Tuba

September 28, 2012

by Harvey Phillips

Zach Coates

September 13, 2012

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Listen in as Zach Coates describes his learning curve in taking on the operatic role of Don Giovanni—the original “love ’em and leave ’em” guy (note: seducing a woman on stage is trickier than it looks).


Liza Saracina

July 12, 2012

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Liza Saracina is a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a passion for the oboe, her family’s secret sauce recipe, and tap dancing. Find out more.


The art of the arts

May 17, 2012

The color photograph at left is called I Throw Myself at Men #12; it’s part of the Contemporary Relationships exhibit on display at the IU Art Museum until June 10. According to the Art Museum’s text, the photograph, by Lilly McElroy (with artistic partners Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger), is a “statement about contemporary life, […]


Future music

April 16, 2012

The phrase “laptop orchestra” may conjure up garage-band visions of teens hunched over computer screens, mashing together the next greatest hit. But there’s nothing amateur about the computer-music performance groups that have been emerging around the world over the last half-decade or so. Many such groups were included in the first-of-its-kind Symposium on Laptop Ensembles […]


Big voice, strong mind

April 16, 2012

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Paloma Friedhoff Bello is a La Caixa Scholar at the IU Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. A student of Sylvia McNair’s, Friedhoff Bello sang for the king and queen of Spain in Barcelona in March.