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, 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 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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
On March 9, 2022, DM student in Choral Conducting, Miggi Angangco, received the prestigious 2022 Presser Graduate Award. The $10,000 stipend is awarded to one Jacobs School of Music student annually. Miggi, of Filipino heritage, will use the stipend to commission choral works by Filipino-American composers which will be given their world premieres in his… Read more »
Jack Szczuka Named First-Prize Winner of the 2022 NOTUS Student Composition Contest FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 13, 2021 IU Jacobs School of Music – Bloomington, IN Jack Szczuka has been named the first-prize winner of this year’s NOTUS Student Composition Contest. Jack Szczuka is a composer who is currently a 2nd-year undergraduate student at… Read more »
NOTUS Invited to Perform at ACDA Midwestern Regional Conference in Chicago NOTUS, the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble directed by choral faculty member Dominick DiOrio, has been invited to perform at the 2022 Midwestern Regional Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 1:30pm CT in the Harris Theater. NOTUS will… Read more »
Members of the Jacobs Student ACDA Chapter Members of the Jacobs School of Music – Student American Choral Directors Association chapter were thrilled to receive the news that they were selected as IU’s Student Organization of the Year! “We are so thankful for this recognition and it could not have been done without the support… Read more »