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Pre-College String Program

Indiana University pre-college Violin Virtuosi to tour Scandinavia

Following a successful tour to Argentina last year, the IU Jacobs School of Music's pre-college Violin Virtuosi ensemble begins another tour at the end of May, this time to Scandinavia. Invited as a featured ensemble at the European String Teachers Association Conference in Falun, the tour will also take the group to Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. A pre-tour concert will be offered free to the public on Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Ford-Crawford Hall on the Bloomington campus. Full Story >>

IU Violin Virtuosi member wins international competition

Brian Allen, a 16-year-old member of the Violin Virtuosi and the String Academy Chamber Orchestra at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, won the Lions Clubs International Global Youth Music Competition at the 93rd annual Lions Clubs International Convention June 30 in Sydney, Australia. It was his first international competition. Full Story >>

IU Jacobs School of Music students to perform in Kennedy Center program

Kennedy Center

Six students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform on May 14 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as part of the center's Conservatory Project, a weeklong concert series showcasing artists from America's leading music schools. The 6 p.m. performance on the Millennium Stage in the Terrace Theater is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Web at 6 p.m. EST. The streamed concert will be available at http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium. Full Story >>

IU Violin Virtuosi to give concert tour of Argentina

The Violin Virtuosi, a collection of eight young violinists from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Pre-College String Academy, will leave May 25 to perform a series of concerts across Argentina, returning June 15. Full Story >>

Jacobs School of Music faculty member Josh Bell named 'Instrumentalist of the Year'

Josh Bell

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty member Joshua Bell -- today's most celebrated American violinist -- has been honored as the 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America. Full Story >>

IU Summer String Academy celebrates 25th year

Summer String Academy

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana University's prestigious Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy, which brings together students and renowned faculty from around the world. Led by Jacobs Professor Mimi Zweig, the Summer String Academy is geared toward serious students ages 12-18 who wish to study violin, viola or cello in an intensive environment. Full Story >>