2018 SMI Faculty
Walter Huff, Vincent Carr, Marilyn Keiser, Christopher Young, Patrick Fischer, Amy Hamburg Mead, and Janette Fishell (Director)
SMI 2021 is on!
As promised, we are now able to confirm that SMI 2021 will happen, albeit in a virtual form due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions that prohibit residential programs on our campus for one more summer. All events will be streamed online, free of charge, to the public. No registration will be necessary. The link to each evening’s performance or class will be posted closer to the time on this website.
Monday, June 7, 8 pm: Recital
Petr Eben’s Job for Organ: Art and Spirituality in Counterpoint
Why do bad things happen to good people? This question is as ancient as the story of Job and as new as Covid-19. We begin our virtual SMI week with a dramatic setting of the biblical story of Job by visionary Czech composer Petr Eben, a cycle that grew out of the composer’s life experiences and faith. The performance will be enriched by commentary that explores how themes such as suffering, faith and redemption shape this profound composition.
Janette Fishell, Professor and Chair (Organ), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, is joined by Narrator Judah M. Cohen, Professor of Music (Musicology) and Lou & Sybil Mervis Professor of Jewish Culture (Borns Jewish Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences), Indiana University for this unique collaborative event featuring the C.B. Fisk organ of Auer Hall.
Tuesday, June 8, 8 pm: Masterclass
Prelude to a New Year: Organ Voluntaries for a Time of Renewal
Marilyn Keiser, Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Music (Organ), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, offers some new ideas for service music that will inspire both you and your congregation.
Wednesday, June 9, 8 pm: Recital
Sunday Music, Old and New
Organist Christopher Young, Professor of Music (Organ), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, performs selections from the collection 101 Chorale Preludes: German Organ Works and Organ Performance Practices of the 17th and 18th Centuries, edited by John Brock and Quentin Faulkner, soon-to-be-released by Wayne Leupold Editions, performed on the Paul Fritts organ of First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.
Thursday, June 10, 8 pm: Masterclass
Prepare Ye the Way
Walter Huff, Professor of Music (Choral Conducting), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, introduces techniques for preparing your weekly choir rehearsal, including tips on score study and demonstrations with a small choral ensemble
Friday, June 11, 8 pm: Recital
Grand Music for a Great Space
Vincent Carr, Associate Professor of Music (Organ), Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, concludes our virtual SMI with an eclectic program from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey.
Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music
Sacred Music Intensive Week, 2021