The School of Music offers both the Master of Music and the Doctor of Music degrees in Wind (Band) Conducting.
About IU School of Music and Department of Bands
Master of Music in Wind Conducting Degree Course Work
Doctorate of Music in Wind Conducting Degree Course Work
The Indiana University School of Music is widely acknowledged as one of the finest music schools in the country. Bands include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, the 250-member "Marching Hundred," the All Campus Band, and "Crabb" pep bands for men's and women's basketball and soccer. Chamber wind groups are regularly formed from within the concert units. In addition to regularly scheduled concerts, the Wind Ensemble has performed in Japan, at the national MENC, ABA and CBDNA conventions, at several state and regional conferences and at many high schools and universities throughout the Midwest.
The "Marching Hundred" performs at all home football games and one or two away games each year. Widely recognized as one of the finest groups of its kind in the nation, it has performed during postseason bowl appearances at the Rose, Peach, Copper, All American, Liberty, Independence and Insight Bowls. The Marching Hundred was the 2007 recipient of the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, naming it as one of the country's outstanding college marching bands. The Big Red Basketball Band plays at every home basketball game, and has followed the team to all five national championships!
Musical life at IU is unique among American universities. Each year the School of Music presents over 1,000 performances, which include:
The School of Music occupies six buildings, including the Musical Arts Center and an 80-room performance practice building. The band department recently moved to a suite in the the newly refurbished Simon Music Building.
- concert band, orchestra, opera, ballet, and jazz band concerts
- numerous concerts and recitals by students and faculty
- Summer Music Festival featuring internationally famous guest conductors and the Beaux Arts Trio
- well-known guest artists, lectures, and a theatre and dance series in the IU Auditorium
The IU campus has a first rate computer system with easy access to PC, Macintosh, and network terminals in most buildings. The Music Library has a computer lab of its own with LAN, MIDI programs, CD-ROM Drives, and a full page scanner.
A new music library and recital center opened during the 1995-96 year. The Music Library integrates its existing top-ranked music collection in an intensely technological environment, including distributed workstations, a computer classroom, and a media center. This new technology will allow users to unite all aspects of a musical work-score, sound, and textual information. Two new concert halls have be constructed: a grand concert hall and a chamber recital hall. These accommodate musical performances of all types -- from the solo student recital to large ensemble events with band, orchestra, and chorus. The concert hall will feature a tracker organ for solo concerts as well as choral, orchestral, and wind band events.