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alma mater Welcome 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.



Give To Blue DayOn Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Indiana State University will embark on the second annual GIVE TO BLUE day. Click the image to learn more about how you can help the ISU School of Music on this special day!


ISU Jazz FestivalThe ISU Sycamore Jazz Ensemble presented the 46th Annual Indiana State University Jazz Festival on Saturday, February 15. Our featured artist was Larry McKenna along with our all-star panel of adjudicators, clinicians, and guest performers! Known as one of Philly’s “Best Kept Secrets;” McKenna’s work includes recording with and writing for some of the biggest names in jazz such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Heath, Warren Vaché, and Frank Sinatra.
For the feestival's schedule of events, check out the Jazz Festival Program


53rd Annual Contemporary Music FestivalThe 53rd Annual Contemporary Music Festival took place October 23–25, 2019. The theme for the festival was ETERNAL REFLECTIONS, featured works by composer Robert Paterson, and celebrated music in times of trial. Joining Robert was The Indianapolis Quartet as the featured guest ensemble and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as orchestra-in-residence. More information is available on the CMF webpages!


Julia Heath-ReynoldsDr. Julia Heath-Reynolds, Assistant professor of Music, was presented the Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty who have made serving the community an integral part of their academic goals and activities. Congratulations Dr. Heath-Reynolds! Read more about the award in ISU Today.


IMACF LogoThe International Music and Culture festival took place from March 12-15, 2019. The Festival featured guest student and faculty presenters traveling directly from ISU partner institutions: Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China; Mahidol University School of Music and St. Gabriel’s School, Thailand; An Giang University, Vietnam; and University of Pécs, Hungary. Read all about it in the ISU Newsroom, visit the festival webpage, and check out the Festival Photos!


Featured Student

Blake RoachThis month's featured student is Blake Roach.
Click the picture to read more about his background and why he chose ISU!



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