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Ensemble Courses in the Department
Accredited ensembles are a regular part of Departmental course offerings, varying from year to year, according to available instructors. Previous years have featured ensembles focusing on music from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico.
The AAAI offers the following ensembles as courses.
- IU Soul Revue
- African American Choral Ensemble
- African American Dance Company
- Latin American Popular Music Ensembles
- Steel Band/Hand Drumming Ensemble
- International Vocal Ensemble
- Jazz and choral ensembles
Academic and Internship Opportunities
- The Council on Institutional Cooperation Traveling Scholars Program (CIC) allows students in residence at one of the Big Ten universities to enroll for a semester or year in any of the other universities in the program. CIC also maintains a cooperative arrangement with the College of Music in Zimbabwe that supports IU students engaged in fieldwork in East/Southern Africa.
- Anthropology and Arts Management Cooperative Program in museum studies provides experience in presentation of musical instuments and other performance artifacts.
- Archival materials and audio-recording through the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) and the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)
- Arts management and performing ensembles through the African-American Arts Institute (AAAI)
- Sound and video analysis through the Sound and Video Analysis and Instruction Laboratory (SAVAIL)
- Musical instruments and museum studies through the Mathers Museum and a cooperative program in Anthropology and Arts Management
A student-run organization at IU that sponsors performances, lectures, and other community events.
The Business Office of the Society for Ethnomusicology, an international learned society, is located on the IU campus.
IU Campus Resources
Follow link for list of academic departments, centers and programs at IU focusing on diverse geographic and cultural areas.
IU has one of the most extensive library system in the country. The Bloomington campus includes the Wells Library, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Music Library, and the Lilly Library collection of rare books and manuscripts.
- IU School of Music supports numerous musical performances throughout the year.
- The University Theaterproduces and performs classic and contemporary drama and musicals.
- The William Hammond Mathers Museum houses more than 20,000 artifacts (including over 1,800 musical instruments) from all over the world and also provides work areas for students and faculty engaged in research.
- The IU Art Museum is a collection of more than 30,000 objects and is housed in a distinctive building designed by I. M. Pei & Partners.
Opportunities in Bloomington
The annual Lotus World Music Festival features acoustic performers from around the world. Throughout the year, musical performances are held in Bloomington under the auspices of the Lotus World Music Concert Series. ESA frequently participate in its organization as well as volunteer work.
Bloomington's community radio station has a world music show hosted by the ESA at IU.