Musical Arts Center

  • 101 N. Jordan Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-7433
One of the grandest performance venues in the United States, the Musical Arts Center (MAC) seats 1,460 and features acoustical design and technical capabilities that are among the best in the United States. Regularly compared to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the main stage is 90 feet wide by 60 feet deep. The backstage area occupies more than half the building and provides a state-of-the art theater space for technical work.

University Orchestra

University Orchestra Marzio Conti , conductor Repertoire Wagner: Prelude to Act I of “ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (1868) Copland: Suite from “Billy the Kid” (1940) ... Learn more

Hansel and Gretel

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck If you go out into the woods tonight, look out! Two inquisitive kids, the Sandman, a lovely Dew Fairy—and one really nasty witch! Humperdinck lightens the Grimm original and sends Hansel and Gretel into the forest to find... Learn more

WAR REQUIEM by Benjamin Britten

WAR REQUIEM by Benjamin Britten A concert to mark the centenary of the end of World War I Oratorio Chorus & Philharmonic Orchestra Betsy Burleigh , conductor Enjoy... Learn more

The Nutcracker

Music by Peter IIyich Tchaikovsky Wonderful dancers, beloved music, gloriously lavish sets and costumes ... When young Clara falls asleep under the Christmas tree with her mysterious nutcracker doll, miraculous things happen! Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and... Learn more

Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble

Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble Michael Spiro , director Repertoire to be announced Learn more

Undergraduate Opera Workshop

Undergraduate Opera Workshop Katherine Jolly , director An evening of staged opera scenes Learn more

All-Campus Band

All-Campus Band Benjamin Alaniz and Emily Rodeck, conductors Learn more

Concert Orchestra – “New Voices”

Concert Orchestra “New Voices” David Dzubay , conductor Featuring six works for orchestra by winners of the Composition Department New Voices Competition Enjoy this performance from almost... Learn more

Giulio Cesare

Make your own history with Giulio Cesare Music by George Frideric Handel When Giulio met Cleopatra, history was made! It’s 48 BC, and Egypt is roiling. Ptolemy, Cleopatra’s devious brother, has seized the throne, and Cleopatra will do... Learn more

The Elixir of Love

Drink in The Elixir of Love Music by Gaetano Donizetti A miraculous love potion proves to be a recipe for mayhem and merriment. Dr. “D” (who’s got a Ph.D. in quackery) has a potion he “guarantees” will make you absolutely... Learn more

Spring Celebration Ballet

An eclectic collection of sure-to-inspire performances. Walpurgisnacht • George Balanchine In the thrilling third act of Gounod’s opera Faust , the souls of the dead are freed to wander. Balanchine captures the spirit in this “sweepingly... Learn more

Bernstein’s Mass

Experience Bernstein’s Mass Music by Leonard Bernstein Prepare to leave the theater exhilarated—and thinking—as a crisis in faith blazes in this brilliant theatrical tour de force. With a cast of close to 200 (choirs, rock bands, jazz and... Learn more