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WELCOME to the Indiana State University School of Music

Dr. Theodore PiechocinskiWith the summer months almost behind us and an exciting Fall 2022 semester set to begin, we couldn’t be more ready and eager to go. Summer break always gives students and faculty a chance to catch our breath and take stock of what’s next, and this one has been no exception.

Imagine where we ALL were at this time last year: entirely masked up for everything. But, WE MADE IT… In fact, we did far more than just “get through it.” With slight adjustments, we served our students and community, bringing music into everyone’s lives. Now, maskless and always vigilant, we are going full speed ahead.  We are PROUD of our entire SYCAMORE family.

For current students, welcome back to campus! Our ensemble directors are fully prepared with performance dates and exciting repertoire. We continue to expand the many off-campus performance opportunities for our talented performers serving both you and our greater Terre Haute community. More than ever, we are cognizant of bringing YOU into all that we do. We’re not just training musicians, educators and business people; we’re focused on making our students the best, most well-prepared THINKERS they can be, ready to take on the world, today, tomorrow and in the years ahead.

SoM LogoIf you are a prospective student searching schools, THANK YOU for visiting our website. There are many resources available through the menu buttons on this page, which can answer many of the basic questions about us and what is expected of an incoming student. Beyond that, I invite you to CONNECT with us, one on one. Visit our faculty pages and see all that our talented faculty continue to accomplish in the world. REACH OUT to us: email any of us, call us, or make any enquiry you’d like if something or someone piques your interests. If you’d like to see if someone on our applied faculty is the “right” person for you, let us know and we’ll set up a private, free lesson with them. We don’t just talk about doing well…….we DO well. With music as the focal point of all we do, we also have many opportunities to do GOOD for our community, state, and region. What a combination, doing GOOD and doing it WELL. Come join us!

Finally, if there’s anything I can do for you, please feel free to reach out to me personally at any time. The best thing to do, of course, is to come VISIT us on our beautiful ISU campus. We are the SYCAMORES and would love to welcome you to our family. GO TREES!

Best regards,
Ted. J. Piechocinski, JD
Interim Director, School of Music




All-Star Honor Band
All-Star Honor BandThe School of Music at Indiana State University presents the All-Star Honor Band Festival on December 2-4. Rehearse and perform with the honor band, attend masterclasses by Indiana State Wind and Percussion faculty, and enjoy camaraderie and fellowship of like-minded high school musicians. Click the photo for complete information, forms, schedules, and more.
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 Announcement The Contemporary Music Festival Committee is pleased to announce plans for the 56th Annual Contemporary Music Festival, scheduled for October 26-28, 2022. The guests for the festival will include 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 include national orchestra and chamber music composition contests as well as a performance competition for School of Music students. Full information regarding the festival, guests, and competitions are available on the CMF website.
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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