We are pleased to present livestreams of many of our large ensemble concerts and other select recitals.

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Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m.
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageEmily is a voice student of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Program to include music by Giacomo Puccini, Amy Beach, Johannes Brahms, W. A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Georges Bizet. This recital is only available as a livestream.
5:30 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoTristan is a bassoon student of Keith Sweger, professor of music performance (bassoon). Program to include works by Carl Maria von Weber, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Malcolm Arnold. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageRenee is a doctoral voice student of Kathleen Maurer, associate professor of voice. Program to include music by Claude Debussy, Douglas Moore, Matthew Tommasini, Reynaldo Hahn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gabriel Fauré, and Giacomo Puccini. This recital is only available as a livestream.
7:30 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoJoshua is a clarinet student of Elizabeth Crawford, professor of music performance (clarinet). Program to include works by Charles Marie Widor, Igor Stravinsky, Carl Maria von Weber, and Johannes Brahms. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
10:30 a.m.
Clarinetists Trina Gross and Diana HaskellBall State clarinet professor Elizabeth Crawford will be joined by guests Trina Gross of the Indianapolis Symphony and Diana Haskell of the St. Louis Symphony for a virtual Ball State Clarinet Day. This virtual event is free and open to all.
7:30 p.m.
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageWolff is an organ student of Stephen Price, lecturer of teaching (organ). Program to include works by J. S. Bach, Josef Rheinberger, Daniel E. Gawthrop, Jean Langlais, and Louis Vierne. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
The University Singers performingNow in its 57th season, the Ball State University Singers have been entertaining audiences young and old through its songs of faith, hope, laughter, and love. The ensemble kicks off the season with its annual Fall Concert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office.
5:30 p.m.
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageXinran is a doctoral piano student of James Helton, professor of music performance. Program to include works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, and Alberto Ginastera. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
5:30 p.m.
A piano sitting on the Sursa Performance Hall stageThe Beneficence Woodwind Quintet is a graduate ensemble-in-residence at Ball State University. Program to include works by Paquito D'Rivera, Astor Piazzolla, and Valerie Coleman. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
The light painting in Sursa's lobby entitled First SymphonyThe Ball State New Music Ensemble mostly performs music of the past 50 years, including works by current composition students and faculty. The Student Composers' Forum features creative and innovative musical compositions written by undergraduate and graduate Ball State composers. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
7:30 p.m.
Hahn Recital Hall with pianoSierra is a bassoon student of Keith Sweger, professor of music performance (bassoon). Program to include works by W. A. Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, Alexandre Tansman, and Jenni Brandon. Free and open to the public with livestream available.
9 a.m.
Flutist Stefán Ragnar HöskuldssonBall State flute professor Mihoko Watanabe will be joined by Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson for a virtual Ball State Flute Day. Events to include a warm-up session, master class and Q&A with Mr. Höskuldsson, and a round table discussion with Dr. Watanabe. This virtual event is free and open to all.
All Day Event
Sherry Sylar with her oboeBall State oboe professor Lisa Kozenko will be joined by New York Philharmonic associate principal oboist Sherry Sylar for a virtual Ball State Oboe Marathon. Events to include sessions on audition preparation and reed making, a master class and chamber music making with Sherry Sylar, and one-on-one sessions with Dr. Kozenko. This virtual event is free and open to all.
11 a.m.
A violist performingThis recital features student string chamber groups that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The outside of Sursa Performance Hall at sunsetSchool of Music undergraduate students will perform prepared solo/concerto selections for a panel of judges. The winners will perform with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra in the spring. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Event CanceledThe recital has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding.
6 p.m.
a violinThe Campus Orchestra features students from across campus and all majors performing under the direction of graduate student conductors.​ Program to include works by Brian Sadler, Antonín Dvořák, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Béla Bartók, and Igor Stravinsky. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
two clarinetists performingThe Campus Band features students from across campus and all majors performing under the direction of graduate student conductors.​ Program to include works by Ryan George, John Mackey, Omar Thomas, Aaron Perrine, Frank Ticheli, and Jaime Texidor. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
7:30 p.m.
A hornist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Gene Berger, associate professor of music performance (horn). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
The Music Instruction Building at nightThe EM concert series is a showcase for compositions of electronic and digital media. Pieces may involve loudspeaker playback, instrumental performers, or interactive computer performance systems. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
The Music Instruction Building at nightInstructor of Music History Rebecca Burkart presents a recital on harpsichord. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
band musicians performingThe Wind Ensemble is Ball State's premier concert band and performs exciting and challenging music under the direction of Thomas Caneva. Program to include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Claude Arrieu, Edvard Grieg, Kevin Day, Robert Washburn, and Frank Zappa (arr. Anderson). Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
4 p.m.
The Ball State School of Music performing at the Hilbert Circle TheatreThis concert will feature the Ball State Choirs performing Dvořák's Te Deum with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra. This concert is only available as a livestream.
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature the students of Yu-Fang Chen, assistant professor of music performance (violin). Free and open to the public.
1 p.m.
Bassoonist Kim LaskowskiBall State bassoon professor Keith Sweger will be joined by guest artist Kim Laskowski for a virtual Ball State Bassoon Day. Kim Laskowski is associate principal bassoon of the New York Philharmonic and is on faculty at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. This virtual event is free and open to all.
3 p.m.
Girl playing a violinThe Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana are comprised of pre-college musicians participating in ensembles coached by Ball State faculty and students. Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.
Jazz musicians on stage performingThis recital will feature student jazz combos that have worked together during the semester. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
a percussionist performingThe Wind Symphony performs traditional and contemporary concert band repertoire under the direction of Caroline Hand. Program to include works by Hilary Purrington, Jennifer Jolley, Georges Bizet, Modest Mussorgsky, and Franz Schubert. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium box office. This concert will also be livestreamed.
5:30 p.m.
A clarinetist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Elizabeth Crawford, professor of music performance (clarinet). Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
A cellist performing on stageThis recital will feature the students of Peter Opie, associate professor of cello. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
Piano performanceThis recital will feature the piano students of Lori Rhoden, professor of music performance. Free and open to the public.
10 a.m.
The outside of Sursa Performance Hall at sunsetCome learn about music composition, the art and skill of creating music. This event will be led by Ball State composition faculty with opportunities to meet current composition students. Free and open to the public.
7:30 p.m.
an opera singer performingThis English comedic opera by Benjamin Britten follows the timid Albert Herring as he overcomes society’s ridicule and his mother’s firm grip. The Ball State Opera Theatre will present this recorded broadcast using social distancing and masks with the opera set during the 1918 flu pandemic. This event is only available as a livestream.
3 p.m.
Event CanceledThis event has been canceled.
3 p.m.
A female harpist performingThis recital will feature the harp students of Joanne King, instructor of music. Free and open to the public.
3 p.m.
Two opera singers performingThis English comedic opera by Benjamin Britten follows the timid Albert Herring as he overcomes society’s ridicule and his mother’s firm grip. The Ball State Opera Theatre will present this recorded broadcast using social distancing and masks with the opera set during the 1918 flu pandemic. This event is only available as a livestream.
7:30 p.m.
Event CanceledThis event has been canceled.