It is a busy time during a unique semester, so ISU’s School of Music has decided to put on a series of small concerts during the two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Break. 

Dr. Scott Buchanan, Director of the School of Music, said, “These programs will allow music students to do some live performing for students, faculty and staff. People are encouraged to bring a light lunch and enjoy some live performances.” These concerts will all be held around noon so audiences can enjoy live music during their break in the middle of the day. Buchanan said, “We hope folks will come and unwind for a bit while listening to our talented ensembles.”

This semester has brought on challenges across campus, but the School of Music has had its own unique obstacles during this pandemic. “Due to the restrictions and protocols that have been put into place during the COVID-19 situation, all of our normal concert events have been for audiences of 50 or less. Many others, especially those scheduled for the holiday season, have been canceled all together,” Buchanan said. This small concert series is a great opportunity for students in the School of Music to perform in a safe way. 

Yesterday, Indiana State’s Flute Ensemble & Sycamore Singers kicked off the mini concert series in the University Hall Atrium. There are still five more concerts remaining in the next two weeks. See the schedule below. 


Tuesday – Nov. 10; HMSU – ISU Banquet Center

Brass Quintet & Sycamore Singers Women

Wednesday – Nov. 11; HMSU – ISU Banquet Center

Saxophone Ensemble & Women’s Choir

Thursday – Nov. 12; Outdoors in the Quad behind the Landini Center

Steel Drum Ensemble

Monday – Nov. 16; Normal Hall Rotunda

Clarinet Ensemble & Sycamore Singers Men

Tuesday – Nov. 17; HMSU – ISU Banquet Center

String Quartet & Women’s Choir