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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




49th Annual Jazz Festival - February 17
Jazz FestivalOn Saturday, February 17, 2024, Indiana State University and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will host their 49th annual Jazz Festival. The day will include middle school and high school jazz ensembles and combos performing in the morning and early afternoon, as well as a performance by the ISU Jazz Ensemble. The day will also include a clinic and performance by guest artist Jared Sims. Visit the ISU Jazz Festival page for more information.
Sycamore Basketball Alumni Band - January 14
Basketball Alumni BandJoin us for the 2024 Sycamore Basketball Alumni Band during our Women’s Basketball game on Sunday, January 14 versus the Belmont Bruins! Celebrate the first event of the ISU Bands Centennial by performing with current members in the Hulman Center and cheering on our team to victory! Register by Wednesday, January 10 to secure your spot! Visit the Alumni Basketball Alumni Band page for more information.
ISU Flute Fair - January 20
Flute FairJoin the ISU Flute Studio for the Indiana State University Flute Fair on January 20, 2024! The Flute Fair is open to everyone and will include a Flute Choir for all ages, exhibits by the Indy Flute Shop and Micah Layne, the Sycamore Flute Soloist Competition, a recital, and pizza lunch provided by the ISU School of Music. Visit the Flute Fair page for more information.
Emmanuel Rodriguez Joins School of Music Faculty
Emmanuel RodriguezPlease help us welcome Emmanuel Rodriguez who joins the Indiana State University School of Music this fall as Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands! In this position, he will lead the Marching Sycamores and Sycamore Basketball Band in addition to teaching courses in music education. Most recently, Professor Rodriguez served as Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he directed the Technical Fowls Pep Band as well as conducted the Symphonic and Concert Bands. For more information, please read his full biography.
Meet Dr. Abby Means
Abby MeansMeet Abby Means, our new music education faculty member at ISU! Dr. Means specializes in general music methods at the early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels, special music education, and music teacher preparation. Dr. Means received her PhD in Music Education at the University of Illinois, previously taught at DePauw University and the University of Indianapolis and will serve as a general music education specialist teaching methods courses (elementary and secondary), music in special education, introductory courses, and music in the education of children for elementary education majors. Read Dr. Means' full biography here.
Dr. Eric Scott Appointed Director of Bands
Dr. Eric ScottThe School of Music is proud to announce Dr. Eric Scott as its new Director of Bands. Dr. Scott holds a Doctorate in Wind Conducting from Northwestern University, a Master’s in Wind Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University. For the past two years he has been the Visiting Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Southern Mississippi and, previously, spent a decade as a public school teacher in the greater Nashville area. We look forward to working with Dr. Scott in the fall! Read his full bio.
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.
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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