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ENSEMBLES Major Ensembles IU Southeast Orchestra

The IU Southeast Orchestra explores the riches of the symphonic repertoire. Along with symphonies, orchestral literature in all styles and from all stylistic periods is performed, including concertos, operatic repertoire and major choral/orchestral works.

IU Southeast Concert Band

Commonwealth Brass Band

The Commonwealth Brass Band is a British-style brass band that performs concerts at area cultural events and community festivals as well as regular concerts at IU Southeast, where the band is an Ensemble In Residence.

IU Southeast Concert Choir The Concert Choir performs outstanding and highly varied choral literature drawn from all styles and historical periods, with an emphasis on traditional college repertoire and major choral works.

Auxiliary Ensembles


Indiana University Southeast offers very competitive tuition rates. Additionally, Kentucky residents of Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Meade, and Trimble counties pay Indiana in-state tuition, making a degree from IU Southeast one of the best education values in the region. The IU Southeast Music Department offers several scholarship opportunities for talented students. Most scholarships are open to all IU Southeast students, regardless of the student’s major.

Rasmussen Scholarship Awards in the Performing Arts: Music (several Rasmussen scholarships awarded annually)


Martha Stem Scholarship in Music Wil Greckel Music Scholarship IU Southeast Music Department Scholarship in Music Composition James Poteet Scholarship Award for Performance on a Band Instrument Eric Schansberg Scholarship Award for Performance on a String Instrument For information about scholarships, and application and audition procedures, contact the IU Southeast Music Department at (812) 941-2655, or visit us online at

Percussion Ensemble (spring semesters only) Guitar Ensemble (spring semesters only) Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop (offered periodically)

Music Department 4201 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150


The Concert Band performs the highest quality literature, from band classics to the latest international contemporary works. Versatility and variety mark the tradition of the Concert Band.



If you don’t want to be just another number in a large music program, IU Southeast is the right place for you. An internationally recognized faculty of performers, composers, and scholars work closely with students in a small, nurturing environment to foster learning and academic achievement. Many members of our faculty are active performers in the world-renowned Louisville Orchestra. The Music Department at IU Southeast offers one of the most musically intensive Bachelor of Arts degrees in the region while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention. Since the music program at A small program means IU Southeast is a Bachelor of greater flexibility Arts program, students are not in your degree locked into one specific track in music. Students with diverse interests can combine concentrations in music industry, composition, and performance.

A small program means more attention to your dreams

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree

The B.A. in Music combines four kinds of study: solo performance, ensemble performance, academic music courses, and courses in other subjects. These shared artistic and academic goals are basic to the philosophy that governs the study of music within a university context. Indiana University Southeast offers the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in the following concentrations and concentration tracks:


Music Business • Sound Engineering


A small program means more direct interaction with internationally-known faculty


Film & Media Composition • Composition for the Concert Stage


Instrumental Performance • Vocal Performance

Because we are a smaller school, students are able to engage in projects and performance opportunities that many larger music programs can’t offer. For instance, at large schools students often must wait a year or more for the opportunity to perform in an orchestra. IU Southeast students also have been involved in unique internships, including sound engineering for our own record label and our partner studio, TNT Productions, as well as internships with the Louisville Orchestra and other local arts organizations. Students work directly with our well-connected faculty, establishing connections and gaining valuable experience outside of the school.

IU Southeast graduates have gone on to pursue There is nothing small about master’s degrees at competitive schools, composed scores for feature-length films, started record labels, the success of our graduates held management positions in arts organizations, and have established sound and video production companies. Some of our recent graduates are now living in Los Angeles, producing their own music and engaging in sound design for video games. well-rounded curriculum in arts Deciding to attend IU Southeast “andA music performance is why I chose “ was the best decision I have made for Indiana University Southeast for my undergraduate degree. Excellent professors and instructors prepared me to pursue a career in a field that I love.

my career. I graduated in 2004 and opened my own video production company. Without the education I received at IU Southeast... my success —Adrienne Hinkebein would not have been possible.

Personnel Manager Louisville Orchestra

—Scott Johanningsmeier Clear Vision Video Productions

A department of record

The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast is one of a very few music schools with its own record label. New Dynamic Records, part of the larger New Music Project, has as its mission the discovery, promotion, and recording of the music of the next generation of composers and those currently on the cutting edge of music. Music students have the opportunity to be a part of this endeavor by assisting with the recording and marketing of a real-world record label. Students who A degree of distinction graduate from the IU Southeast Music Department receive a prestigious degree from Indiana University, recognized and respected around the world.

World-Class Facilities

The Music Department is housed in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center, located on the north end of campus. In addition to benefiting the educational mission of the university, the Center provides facilities for cultural and civic activities for people in Southern Indiana and the entire Louisville Metro region. This facility includes the visually stunning Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, a 500-seat venue praised by the Louisville Courier-Journal for its “plush, enveloping sonic environment,” the Robinson Theater, a 340-seat thrust theater, the 100-seat Recital Hall, and the Ronald L. Barr Art Gallery along with classrooms, computer facilities, and a new state-of-the-art music technology lab. Audio engineering and recording courses are taught on-location at the production facilities of our studio partner, TNT Productions. Students work in an 800square-foot studio and control room that features an Argosy mixing console and HD Pro Tools system. Since this is a real, working studio, our students get an opportunity to work in a real-world environment that serves clients from all over the nation.


of eight branch campuses of Indiana University, is located in New Albany, Indiana, nestled at the foothills of southern Indiana within the metropolitan area of Louisville, Kentucky, a city with an international reputation for the arts. Students at IU Southeast are able to take full advantage of the region’s wealth of musical resources. Students engage in a rigorous program that combines all aspects of artistic and academic study, ranging from solo performance to music composition and the music industry.

A Glimpse At What Makes Our Music Program Unique


BROCHURE (TRI-FOLD): IU Southeast Music Department