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WELCOME to the Indiana State University School of Music

Dr. Theodore PiechocinskiFrom Ted. J. Piechocinski, JD, Interim Director of the School of Music:
It’s hard to believe that the Fall 2022 semester is halfway gone. It has been an extremely busy and productive period for everyone in the School of Music. Our major ensembles have already performed at least once and the reception has been terrific. The Marching Sycamores have impressed everyone with their spirit, entertaining shows (the whole band doing the Thriller dance was great fun!), and they sound great. New ensemble directors Dr. Kathryn Spangler, Dr. Stephen Gage, and Jay Ellsmore have done tremendous work with their ensembles, and the students are ENGAGED and EXCITED!

At this writing, we are ready to open our 56th Annual Contemporary Music Festival. The slate of activities is full and, as always, a great asset to our students and community. With guest composers Stacy Garrop, CMF Composition Contest winner, Kyle Rivera and several other guest composers, we are excited to continue this tradition of celebrating that which is NEW and ear-opening for our students and community. Continue reading the full welcome message....




Joyce Wilson Memorial Concert and Reception
Joyce Wilson MemorialThe School of Music is planning a memorial concert for Dr. Joyce Wilson on January 22. A memorial webpage has been created to gather information from those interested in attending and/or participating in this event. If you are interested in attending, your RSVP would be appreciated (though not required) - it simply helps us to plan better. And, if you are interested in speaking or performing, there is a link to express your interest. We will share more information as the time approaches. Thank you!
Live Concert Streaming
Concert StreamingInterested in viewing our concerts online? Most major events will be live-streamed to the Indiana State University School of Music YouTube Channel. Check our channel regularly for upcoming concert streams and updates to our streaming schedule.
Student Percussion Video
ISU Percussion VideoCheck out this video of Eight on 3 and Nine on 2 by Robert Marino and performed by Indiana State University Percussion Ensemble students Damaris Bravo and Wyatt Jones. This video was recorded on June 16, 2022, in the ISU School of Music Boyce Recital Hall, and was produced by Sophie Morgan, Tony Campbell and Jimmy Finnie.
56th Annual Contemporary Music Festival
CMF 2022 The 56th Annual Contemporary Music Festival took place on October 26-28, 2022. The guests for the festival included principal guest composer Stacy Garrop, guest artists Joe Lulloff, saxophone, and Yu-Lien The, piano, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as the orchestra-in-residence. Festival activities included national orchestra and chamber music composition contest winners as well as performances by School of Music students. Photos of this year's festival are available on our CMF 2022 Photo Album.
Percussion Ensemble in Taiwan
ISU PercussionView this joint performance by the Indiana State University and National Taitung University Percussion Ensembles of the premiere of “Beautiful Island” by Dr. Tsen-Ling Lin, conducted by Dr. Jimmy Finnie. The performance took place in Taitung City, Taiwan, and the piece was written in honor of the ISU Percussion Ensemble’s Summer 2019 performance and cultural tour in Taiwan and Thailand.
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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