Month: May 2018

  • Flute Extravaganza by James Thompson

    The idea for the Ball State Flute Extravaganza came about in August 2017. I was attending the National Flute Association convention along Ball State’s flute professor, Dr. Mihoko Watanabe, another doctoral flute student, Hilary Janysek, and several undergraduate flute students from Ball State. Following a performance by Dr. Watanabe, a woman named Judy Herring introduced […]

  • Youth Symphony Orchestra in Muncie, Indiana

    The Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana (YSOECI) was founded in 1964 as a way to bring young musicians together from the various communities of Delaware county. The program has grown over years and now provides string instruction to over 100 young musicians. YSOECI has three levels of string orchestras, a full orchestra, and a Suzuki […]

  • New Faculty at the School of Music

    This year we have five new professors joining our Ball State faculty!   Zoran Jakovcic is the assistant teaching professor of music performance (viola). Mr. Jakovcic graduated from The Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy Delay and served as teaching assistant to Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet. A native of Croatia, Mr. Jakovcic made his […]

  • 9 Horses

    Matthew Cooperman is pursuing a Master’s degree in Orchestral conducting.  I had the privilege of working with Nine Horses this semester and conduct the premiere of their newest work, “yellow toy truck with silver wheels.” This was such an enjoyable and unique experience. Rehearsals were fast-paced, but calm.  It was a very professional atmosphere, and Joe (the […]