Hana Cai and Lawrence Abernathy, two Jacobs School of Music Choral Conducting DM students, have been named semi-finalists in the American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting. From The American Prize blog spot – “The American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting celebrates the artistry of one of the greatest choral conductors of his… Read more »
Dr. Katie Gardiner wins Julius Herford Dissertation Prize
Dr. Katie Gardiner, a recent graduate of the IU Jacobs School of Music Choral Department, has been named the winner of the 2021 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize. The letter announcing the prestigious award can be read here. Dr. Gardiner is now the 8th from Indiana University to win the prize. A complete list of winners… Read more »
NOTUS Contest Press Release 2023
2023 NOTUS Composition Contest Winners Announced Ravaei, Barda, Mirle, and Johnson Named Winners of NOTUS Composition Contest FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 7, 2022 IU Jacobs School of Music – Bloomington, IN IU Jacobs School of Music Composition students Kian Ravaei, Christian Courage Barda, Thejas Mirle, and Hunter T. Johnson have all been named winners… Read more »
Nick Sienkiewicz named Artistic Director of Lehigh Valley Chorale
Congratulations to Nicholas Sienkiewicz on being named Artistic Director of the Lehigh Valley Chorale. You can read about Nicholas on the Lehigh Valley Chorale website here. In addition to his wonderful achievement , Nicholas will co-teach and accompany several courses in the Musical Theatre Department of the New York Film Academy in the 2022/2023 academic… Read more »
Seattle Opera appoints Calzaretta as new Chorus Master
Michaela Calzaretta, DM candidate in Choral Conducting, has been appointed Chorus Master and Head of Music Staff of the Seattle Opera Company. Michaela was the former Chorus Master of the Utah Opera Company where she established a reputation for superb preparation of her opera choruses. Read the full press release here. Congratulations, Michaela!
Grant Farmer appointed Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale
Grant Farmer, Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities at The College of Idaho, has been named interim chair of the Music Department for 2022 – 2023. In addition to conducting multiple choirs, teaching conducting and music education courses, he also conducts the operas at the college. Grant was recently appointed to be… Read more »
Lawrence Abernathy, Director of Choirs at Washburn University
Lawrence Abernathy is the new Director of Choirs at Washburn University Music Department in Topeka, Kansas. As the director of choirs he will oversee the Washburn University Singers and the Washburn University Chorale. We congratulate Lawrence on his new position following three successful years at the Jacobs School of Music.
Sam Grace new Music Director at St. Philip the Deacon
Doctoral Conductor, Sam Grace, accepts new post as Music Director at St. Philip the Deacon in Minneapolis. Read more about this exciting announcement here at the St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church website. Congratulations, Sam, on your new position and all the fine work you did here at the Jacobs School of Music! … Read more »
Lawrence Abernathy to present at College Music Society National Conference
Congratulations to Doctoral Choral Conductor Lawrence Abernathy! Lawrence has been selected to present an ePoster at the Sixty-Fifth National Conference (2022) of the College Music Society this coming September in Long Beach, California. Lawrence’s presentation is entitled “Centering the Periphery: Context as Content”. Lawrence successfully made the same presentation at the 2022 National Collegiate Choral Organization… Read more »
Choral Conducting majors plans for Summer 2022!
Summer is a time of rest and recreation, and our Choral Conducting majors plan to spend their time away from the Jacobs School in creative and musical ways. See what they plan to do below. Samuel Grace, Founding Artistic Director of MPLS (imPulse), a Twin Cities based chorus will be leading a project in June… Read more »