The mission of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is to develop engaged citizens with exceptional abilities in the arts.
Welcome to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, center stage at IU South Bend for Communication Studies, Fine Arts, Music, Integrated New Media Studies, Theatre & Dance. The creative arts are the essential core of civilization, reflecting the heart and soul of communities and individuals. The arts are our heritage and guide our vision of the future. At the Raclin School of the Arts we celebrate with breathtaking performances, spirited conversation, and thought provoking imagery, all born out of our dedication to providing students with a superb arts education.
Final Music Auditions March 8th for Fall 2014 Admission
March 8 is the final music audition date for Fall 2014 admission. High school seniors are invited to perform for the audition jury. Admission to the music program and music talent scholarships are awarded based on these auditions. All students are also required to apply to the university.
With small class sizes, a wide variety of ensembles and diverse concentrations in music study, IU South Bend offers a strong education in an award-winning music program with affordable university tuition. Find the music program that is best for you!If you would like more information about our program or to schedule a visit, please contact Department of Music Chair Jeffrey Wright or download a copy of our brochure and Aspire magazine.
IU South Bend Jazz Ensemble Performs March 12
The IUSB Jazz Ensemble presents its spring concert on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall. This student ensemble of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend will share the stage with the IU South Bend Jazz Combo and the Twin Cities Jazz Orchestra. Darrel Tidaback directs all three ensembles.
The concert will feature music by contemporary jazz composers Pat Metheny, Bob Mintzer, and Randy Brecker, including Metheny’s “Every Summer Night,” as well as Mintzer’s “Joshua” and “Freedom Song,” and Brecker’s “Tujica.” The program will also include jazz standards and modern jazz classics by Miles Davis, Bill Holman, and Sammy Nestico, including Les Hooper’s arraignment of Cole Porter’s “I Love You.”
Tickets for the IUSB Jazz Ensemble are available for $5-$9 and are free to students and children. For tickets or more information visit arts.iusb.edu or call 574.520.4203.
Take a peek inside the renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall
Construction is complete on the newly renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. While sound and technical folks are busy fine tuning the venue for its first performers, let's take a peek inside with Dean Marvin Curtis and Gordy Young from WNIT.
Contribute to the Seat Campaign
Because of the vision of Louise E. Addicott, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend will open the newly renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall in the spring of 2014. The IU South Bend Arts Foundation has developed a unique opportunity for you to contribute to this project. A gift of $500 will be recognized with the name of the donor or someone they want to honor engraved on a brass plate on the back of any of the seats in the first three rows. A gift of $275 will be recognized with a plate on a seat in the remaining eight rows. Learn more about the renovation project and how you can contribute.