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Percussion

IU Jacobs School of Music Percussion Ensemble Wins Prestigious International Competition

The IU Jacobs School of Music's Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jacobs School faculty John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo, has won the Percussive Arts Society's International Percussion Competition. The ensemble will perform at the society's international convention in Indianapolis, November 15, 2013. Full Story >>

Alumnus donates 'Saturday Night Live' drum set to IU Jacobs School percussion department

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music alumnus and "Saturday Night Live" band drummer Shawn Pelton recently worked with percussion students in Bloomington and donated a drum kit he used on the set of NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase. Full Story >>

Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director March 18, 2013. Full Story >>

Ritmos Unidos ensemble, directed by Michael Spiro, releases first CD

IU Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Spiro, a seven-time Grammy nominee, is having a huge impact on Bloomington's local and regional music scene since being hired to teach at the school in 2011. His impact took another leap forward recently with the forming of Ritmos Unidos, a high-energy ensemble, which released its first CD in January -- "iFunklorico!." Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and alumni contend for Grammys

Eric Guinivan

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music continues to be a contender on the nominee list for the annual Grammy Awards, to be presented live on Feb. 10, 2013, on CBS by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School of Music faculty and ensembles featured at Percussive Arts Society convention

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is being featured prominently at the Percussive Arts Society's 50th Annual International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis Nov. 9-12. Full Story >>