Month: January 2019

  • Jordan West speaks to audience in Sursa Hall.

    Alumna Spotlight: Jordan West Visits Ball State

    Jordan West is a drummer, vocalist, and songwriter from Indiana currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her B.A. from Ball State in 2014. In October 2018, Jordan visited Ball State as part of the School of Music’s Entrepreneurial Artist Residency Series. She presented a TED Talk, performed, met with a recording class, and […]

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  • Posed photo of student brass quintet

    Beneficence Brass Initiates Exchange Project

    The School of Music’s Beneficence Brass is a student brass quintet dedicated to performing and educating audiences about music. The group is comprised of students Ben Maynard (trumpet), Kieran McNamara (trumpet), Abbie French (horn), Austin Hinkle (trombone), and Sam Michels (tuba). Established in January 2018, Beneficence Brass has performed recitals in Indiana, Iowa, and Bavaria, Germany. […]

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  • Violin Professor Yu-Fang Chen Spearheads Auditions in Taiwan

    The School of Music recently held auditions in Taipei, Taiwan in December 2018, its second consecutive year holding auditions there. Yu-Fang Chen, assistant professor of violin performance, administered the auditions and has been working on building a Ball State presence in Taiwan since she started teaching at BSU. In October 2018, Peter Opie, associate professor of […]

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