But Why Commission New Music?

“We all know the saying ‘all music was once new music,’ but it really goes further than that” – Michael Pettry, Executive Director Commissioning new works can be risky! They don’t come without a price tag. …and, scores of other “what if’s” to boot. This blog post explores the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s large-scale commissioning project…that… Read More

Introducing: Dr. James Plenty | Conducting Fellow

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is pleased to announce Dr. James Plenty as our new Conducting Fellow. Among the first of its kind in the nation, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Conducting Fellowship is a 2-year program in partnership with Butler University. The Conducting Fellow is selected through a competitive process. Upon successful completion of the program,… Read More

The downbeat of the 80th Anniversary Season

They say it all starts with the preparation, and that is certainly true this 80th anniversary season. Plans have been in the works for more than a year—choosing repertoire, exploring travel arrangements, recruiting/auditioning/ training singers, raising needed funds. And now here we are. After our first rehearsal just last night, the 80th Anniversary Season of the… Read More

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