2012-2013 Guest Composers

Donald Crockett

Joseph Schwantner

Jie-Sun Lim

Dan Welcher

Joan Tower

Hammer & Nail

In April of each year, the Student Composer Association and the IU School of Dance present Hammer & Nail - a large-scale, collaborative project run across two departments. Student composer and choreographers work together to create new dance pieces, combining premiere composition and choreography. The results of this project are publicly presented free and open to the public at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in historic downtown Bloomington. Hammer & Nail showcases the latest in live performance works from two IU departments and is presented to sellout concerts every year.

From 2008 & 2009 Hammer and Nail

Photos courtesy of Indiana University


Each Fall, the Student Composer Association works in collaboration with the School of Fine Arts Gallery at IU to present live concerts of student compositions within the gallery space. Composers present works written especially for the gallery, using the unique musical acoustics of the space, or reacting to the seasonal art exhibitions. All concerts are free and open to the general public.

Grunwald Gallery Of Art

From 2011 NewART NewMUSIC

Photos courtesy of Indiana University

Double Exposure

A collaborative event uniting music and film for IU composers and film students. In its first year (2012) students presented 10 experimental short films. The original works--films & music--were screened with live orchestra accompaniment at the IU Cinema.

IU Cinema

From 2012 Double Exposure