Central Recording Services is responsible for recording School of Music events.

Events automatically scheduled to be recorded for the School of Music archive include:

  • Faculty Artist Series
  • Ball State Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, New Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1, Jazz Ensemble 2, Campus Orchestra, Campus Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, University Choral Union, and Opera Theatre
  • graduate recitals

Events not on the automatically scheduled list must be requested, approved and paid in full no later than two weeks before the event.

Concert recording is $30 and includes a CD or digital download.

Approved events will be posted on the Central Recording Services calendar.


Recordings are archival only and are not available for immediate distribution. Recordings meant for distribution are subject to copyright law and must obtain proper mechanical licensing.


Students Copies

Students may purchase a personal copy of any concert in the CRS archive for $10 per concert.

Students will be notified when the CDs are ready for pickup in Hargreaves Music Building (MU), room 203.

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Faculty Copies and Review

Faculty may purchase a personal copy of each concert for $10. Use the online form for request and payment. For automatically recorded Faculty Artist Series concerts, faculty may receive a complimentary recording upon request. Contact us for a request. 

Sound Reinforcement Support

Sound reinforcement may be requested for events in Sursa Performance HallPruis Hall, and the Hahn Recital Hall. Once it is determined what equipment will be needed, Central Recording Services will set up and run the equipment for the event at no charge. Services must be requested no later than two weeks before the event. Available equipment includes loudspeakers, stage monitors, intercom, microphones, CD/DVD playback, and computer projection.

Student Recording Sessions

Central Recording Services can record, edit, mix, and master your audition tape, competition entry, etc. Estimate length of session to set up, record, and edit (two-hour minimum). Preferred date(s) should be at least two weeks in advance. Two-hour minimum payment is due when you submit the request.

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Once Central Recording Services receives your request, an engineer will be assigned and contact you to arrange a session time. If you’re booking School of Music rooms outside the recording studios (Hahn Recital Hall or Sursa Performance Hall), arrangements will be made through Cieara West.

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