IU Summer Music

  • 1201 E. 3rd Street
  • Various venues
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-9846

Indiana University's Summer Music provides a great way to enjoy Bloomington from mid-June to mid-August. With an array of orchestral, jazz, chamber and outdoor band concerts, a fully-staged production produced by IU Opera Theater, as well as frequent student and faculty recitals, there is something for everyone.
Annual highlights include the Festival Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the Midwest, featuring outstanding students and distinguished faculty members of the IU Jacobs School of Music under the direction of world-renowned conductors. Jazz doesn't get any hotter than with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, as it extends a vibrant tradition of historically authentic jazz performances, as well as with the Festival Jazz Orchestra, which features the very best students and revered faculty members from the Jacobs School. Some of the globe's finest musicians, such as the Beaux Arts Trio and the Penderecki Quartet, perform in the extensive Chamber Music Series. The popular sunset band concerts on the MAC lawn are always a hit!
The annual summer Opera Theater production is chosen to introduce the novice to the wonders of opera, while delighting the connoisseur. Mark your calendars and enjoy a musical summer rich with these showcase events!

Attractions
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Penderecki Quartet with Jeannette Koekkoek

Summer Music 2018 Guest Chamber Music Recital Penderecki Quartet with Jeannette Koekkoek Penderecki String Quartet Jeremy Bell, violin Jerzy Kaplanek, violin Christine... Learn more

Summer Percussion Academy and Workshop – Grand Finale Concert Summer Music 2018

Summer Music 2018 Summer Percussion Academy and Workshop Grand Finale Concert Academy/Workshop Percussion Ensembles Repertoire and featured performers to be announced Learn more

Summer Philharmonic – Xian Zhang, guest conductor; Joshua Bell, violin soloist

Summer Music 2018 Summer Philharmonic Xian Zhang , guest conductor Joshua Bell , violin soloist Repertoire Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36... Learn more

Festival Players

Summer Music 2018 Guest Recital Festival Players Erin Aldridge, violin Ching-Yi Lin, violin Wonmin Kim, piano Repertoire Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for violin... Learn more

Piano Academy – Honors Recital

Piano Academy – Honors Recital Summer Music 2018 Learn more

Summer String Academy Concert III

  • July 14, 2018
  • (812) 855-7433

Summer String Academy Concert III Learn more

Heidi Radtke, saxophone; Tom Walsh, jazz saxophone Summer Music 2018

  • July 15, 2018
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Summer Music 2018 Faculty/Student Recital Heidi Radtke , saxophone Tom Walsh , jazz saxophone Presented by the Summer Saxophone Academy Repertoire and... Learn more

Nathan Vickery, cello; Ilya Friedberg, piano

Summer Music 2018 Guest/Student Recital Ilya Friedberg , piano Nathan Vickery , cello (guest artist) Repertoire Stravinsky: Suite italienne (1932) ... Learn more

Soma Quartet Summer Music 2018

  • July 16, 2018
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Summer Music 2018 Student Chamber Music Recital Soma Quartet Presented by the Summer Saxophone Academy Soma Quartet Ricardo Martínez, soprano... Learn more

Summer Organ Academy – Opening Faculty Recital

Summer Music 2018 Summer Organ Academy Opening Faculty Recital Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

William Harvey, violin; Cory Smythe, piano

  • July 16, 2018
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Summer Music 2018 Guest Recital William Harvey , violin Cory Smythe , piano Repertoire W. A. Mozart: Sonata in B-Flat Major, K.454 Donatoni:... Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Concerto Competition

  • July 17, 2018
  • (812) 855-7433

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Concerto Competition (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Summer Music 2018 Learn more

Summer String Academy Chamber Music Concert I

  • July 17, 2018
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Summer String Academy Chamber Music Concert I Learn more

Festival Players

  • July 18, 2018
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Summer Music 2018 Guest Recital Festival Players Amir Eldan, cello Roeland Jagers, viola Sarah Kapustin, violin Jeannette Koekkoek, piano Repertoire Ravel:... Learn more

Otis Murphy, saxophone; Matthew Roehrich, saxophone, Haruko Murphy, piano

Summer Music 2018 Faculty/Guest/Student Recital Presented by the Summer Saxophone Academy Otis Murphy , saxophone Matthew Roehrich , saxophone Haruko... Learn more

Summer String Academy Chamber Music Concert II

  • July 18, 2018
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Summer String Academy Chamber Music Concert II Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Opening Concert

Summer Music 2018 Guest Recital Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Opening Concert Michal Szymanowski , piano Presented by the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop ... Learn more

Summer Saxophone Academy – Staff Recital

Summer Music 2018 Summer Saxophone Academy Staff Recital Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Summer String Academy Academy Faculty/Student Concert

  • July 19, 2018
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Summer String Academy Academy Faculty/Student Concert Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Concerto Concert

Summer Music 2018 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Concerto Concert EASPW Orchestra David Neely , conductor Soloists and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Summer Saxophone Academy – Closing Recital: Academy Students

  • July 20, 2018
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Summer Music 2018 Summer Saxophone Academy Closing Recital: Academy Students Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Summer String Academy – Gala Concert

Summer String Academy – Gala Concert Summer Music 2018 Learn more

Debussy Project 1: “Remembering Debussy”

Summer Music 2018 Debussy Project 1: “Remembering Debussy” Presented by the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop A Faculty/Guest Lecture Recital celebrating the centennial of the death of Claude Debussy... Learn more

CAP: College Audition Preparation – CAP Faculty Recital

Summer Music 2018 CAP: College Audition Preparation CAP Faculty Recital Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Debussy Project 2: “Remembering Debussy”

Summer Music 2018 Debussy Project 2: “Remembering Debussy” Presented by the Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop A Faculty/Guest Lecture Recital celebrating the centennial of the death of Claude Debussy... Learn more

CAP: College Audition Preparation – Jacobs Students Perform for CAP

Summer Music 2018 CAP: College Audition Preparation Jacobs Students Perform for CAP Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Guest Recital Peter Bithell (piano) and EASPW students Repertoire to be announced Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Solo Competition

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Solo Competition (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Summer Music 2018 Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Junior Winners Recital

Summer Music 2018 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Junior Winners Recital Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Senior Winners Recital

Summer Music 2018 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Senior Winners Recital Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more

Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop – Closing Recital: Workshop Students

Summer Music 2018 Edward Auer Summer Piano Workshop Closing Recital: Workshop Students Performers and repertoire to be announced Learn more