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ISU SycamoresWelcome to the School of Music at Indiana State University, a school with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the training of musicians for a variety of professional pursuits. Indiana State music graduates have distinguished themselves in a variety of ways. Many are outstanding teachers in public schools, colleges/universities and private studios while others have achieved recognition in such specialized areas as music business and performance. The music faculty, a community of scholars, performers and teachers, share an uncommonly strong commitment to their students in the school




Welcome to Dr. Peggy Moran, Director of the School of Music
Dr. Peggy MoranWe would like to welcome Dr. Peggy Moran, the new Director of the School of Music! Dr. Moran joins ISU from the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music, where she was Assistant Director. She is also the Executive Director at Cormont Music, a non-profit organization that runs the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, a premiere summer learning program for horn players in New Hampshire. Dr. Moran has performed in orchestras, chamber music, and solo recitals with leading ensembles such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Committed to commissioning and performing music from a diverse set of composers, she founded the group Corni Angelicus, an ensemble of four horns and a rhythm section that has performed new music throughout the Midwest. Dr. Moran has a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Chicago, and Master of Music and a Doctorate of Music degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.
Notice of Faculty Vacancy
Percussion Position AnnouncementThe School of Music is seeking a Professional Musician-Private Teacher/Percussion Instructor. A completed Doctorate (or ABD status) in Music Percussion Performance or related music field is preferred and a Master’s degree is required. The candidate must have a record of success in teaching collegiate level percussion students and percussion/steel drum ensembles. Screening begins July 24 and the position begins August 15, 2024. For complete information, please see the official Faculty Vacancy announcement.
Leadership with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser - August 25
Leadership Clinic 2024Join us for an exciting event featuring the renowned leadership expert, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. This in-person event provides an opportunity for young high school musicans and music educators to explore concepts of leadership in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Guests will spend part of the day on the beautiful Indiana State University campus and work with guests, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Executive Director of Attitude Concepts, Inc., and Mr. Randy Greenwell, retired Director of Bands at Lawrence Central High School. For more information, visit the Leadership Clinic page.
Happy Summer!
Spring Photo CollageIt was a wonderful year in the School of Music and we wish everyone a very enjoyable summer! As you relax, embark on summer activities, and reflect on the past year, check out our updated Photo Gallery page with links to photos from throughout the school year. A special congratulations to all of our graduates in the School of Music! We wish you all the very best as you move into the next phase of your lives and look forward to connecting with you as ISU Alums. Happy Summer to all!
ISU Alma Mater
ISU Alma MaterWe are pleased to present this recent video collage of the ISU Alma Mater sung by students in the School of Music. We hope you enjoy this performance and we encourage you to sing along :-)


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