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Jacobs School of Music cancels spring semester performances due to coronavirus


All IU Jacobs School of Music events scheduled through May 16 are canceled, according to a statement put out by the school Friday. Gracie Farrall

All Jacobs School of Music public performances scheduled between Monday and May 16 are canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, according to an email from Jacobs Friday morning.

The cancellations include on and off campus events.

“In this unprecedented moment, the health and well-being of the students, faculty, staff, and general patronage of Indiana University is at the top of everyone’s mind," Gwyn Richards, the David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean, said in a separate email.

Canceled ticketed events and their previous scheduled dates include the “Jacobs Live at the Movies” events scheduled for March 27 and 28, the “Cinderella” ballet April 3-5, the Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert April 11 and the Jazz Celebration April 18

“Our students and faculty are so dedicated to their studies, their craft, their performances — it is devastating to be in a position that requires our canceling events that are so central to our mission,” Richards said in his email.

Patrons can choose between a full refund or credit for future Jacobs performances. The IU Musical Arts Center Box Office is not open this weekend, but patrons can contact the box office starting Monday by phone or email to receive refunds or credit, according to the email. The box office will not be open for in-person transactions.

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