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Jacobs School of Music offers wide range of programs, concerts



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From organ music, Latin American tunes and computerized beats to innovation competitions, Jacobs School of Music will present a wide variety of concerts and performances this semester. Here are a few upcoming performances, courtesy of the Jacob's School of Music website.

The Minnesota Model

Members of the Minnesota Orchestra will be visiting 10 a.m. Jan. 23 in IU's Music Annex to speak with Jacobs students about using art and music to connect to communities. The event is titled "The Minnesota Model: It's All About Engagement."

Salon Latino Chamber Music Series

The Latin American Music Center is working with Jacobs to bring "Latin American Music for Strings" to IU. Violist Leonardo Vasquez and pianist Paul Borg will open the Jan. 25 event in the series in Auer Hall. The Kuttner Quartet, a student string quartet that includes violinist Callum Smart, violinist Esther Roestan, violist Zoe Martin-Doike and cellist SeungAh Hong, will also perform,  followed by the Vera Quartet, a graduate student string quartet including violinists Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez and Patricia Quintero García, violist Inés Picado Molares, and cellist Justin Goldsmith.

Innovation Competition

The fifth annual Innovation Competition will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 in Hodge Hall. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will judge Jacobs students on their displays of artistic innovation before crowning a winner and runner-up.

ChoralFest

ChoralFest, a concert of choral and organ music by the the Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists  will come to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in Auer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

New Voice Educators Symposium

The 14th annual New Voice Educators Symposium, organized by the IU chapter of Students, will allow music teachers with less than five years of full-time teaching experience to present their work and research on Feb. 16 and 17 in Jacobs.

Black History Month Concert

Jacobs faculty members and students will celebration Black History Month with a recital at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Auer Hall.

Research Symposium

The Graduate Theory Association is organizing its annual symposium for research in music on Feb. 23 and 24 in IU's Ford-Crawford Recital Hall. Florida State University professor Michael Buchler will be the keynote speaker. Other speakers include IU professors Gretchen Horlacher and Marianne Kielian-Gilbert. Presentations will be 20 minutes long with 10 additional minutes for questions.

NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

NOTUS, a contemporary vocal ensemble at IU, will present "Different Ways to Pray" at 8 p.m. April 10 in Auer Hall. IU associate professor of choral conducting Dominick DiOrio will conduct while IU voice professor Peter Volpe will serve as the narrator. The event will also include performances by the winners of the annual NOTUS Student Composition Contest.

Computer Music and Video Recital

The Center for Electronic and Computer Music will present a computer music and video recital at 8 p.m. April 22 in Auer Hall. The CECM houses two studios for digital sound synthesis and sampling, digital recording and editing, video and computing research.

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