We work with our local partner organizations (listed below) to provide members of the Muncie community with FREE tickets to the Monday – Thursday concerts at Emens Auditorium. Please contact one of the local partners to request your tickets to the following concerts.

About the Summer Symposium Community Engagement Program

The Summer Symposium Community Engagement Program, which started in 2018, engages community organizations in Muncie to partner with Music for All during the week of June 24 – 29, 2019. Music for All is committed to being a catalyst to encourage community connectivity and serve as a resource for Muncie community organizations and programs, as well as those they serve.

FREE Community Drum Circle at Cornerstone – June 26, 2019

Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be hosting a community drum circle with Music for All’s staff member, Matt Savage. All ages are welcome, no experience is necessary, and it is FREE!  If you are interested in attending this event, please register here.

The 2019 Summer Symposium Concert Series includes:

Yamaha Young Performing Artists

Monday, June 24, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Free Admission

Music for All is proud to open its Summer Symposium Concert Series with the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) in concert! The YYPA program recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Winners of the competition perform in concert at the Summer Symposium, with guest Yamaha Performing Artists.

United States Army Jazz Ambassadors

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC. The 29–member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” The chorus has performed in all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, India, the Far East, and throughout Europe, entertaining audiences of all ages.

Grace Kelly

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium
Yamaha Performing Artist

As a songwriter, Kelly has won multiple ASCAP Composer Awards, Boston Music Awards, and International Songwriting Awards, including placing second in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition (Adult Contemporary category).  Her original composition “Blues for Harry Bosch” was recorded by the legendary vocal group Manhattan Transfer on their album “The Junction.” As a saxophonist, she was the winner of the 64th Annual 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll in the category “Rising Star – Alto Saxophone,” voted #4 Alto saxophonist in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll, named “Jazz Artist of the Year” in the 2016 Boston Music Awards, and “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2016. She has been featured on CNN.com, Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women 2011, Forbes, Billboard, Huffington Post, and many appearances on NPR.

Ahn Trio

Thursday, June 27, 2019 • 8 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Hailed as “exacting and exciting musicians” by the LA Times, the three sisters of the Ahn Trio (Lucia on the piano, Angella on the violin, and Maria on the cello) have earned a distinguished reputation for embracing 21st century classical music with their unique style and innovative collaborations.

Partner Organizations:

Ball State University

Contact: Emens Auditorium
Phone: 765-285-1539


Boys and Girls Club of Muncie

Contact: Qiana Clemens
Email: qclemens@bgcmuncie.org
Phone: 765-282-4461,ext.108


Contact: Missy Modesitt
Email: missy@muncieby5.org
Phone: 765-216-7426

Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Contact: Sarah Shaffer
765-281-9503, ext. 23

Indiana Association of Home Educators

Contact: Linda Rose
317-467-6422, ext. 207


Phone: 765-282-4848

Motivate Our Minds

Contact: Linda Rose

Muncie Downtown Development

Contact: Cheryl Crowder
Phone: 765-282-7897

Muncie Public Library

Contact: Susan Fisher
Email: sfisher@munpl.org
Phone: 765-741-7336

Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Contact: Jennifer Johnson
Phone:  765-285-5531
Email: jhjohnson@bsu.edu


Ross Community Center

Contact: Jacquie Hanoman
Email: jhanoman@rosscentermuncie.org
Phone: 765-702-6420

Music for All

Contact: Karissa Mills
Phone: 317-636-2263
Email: karissa.m@musicforall.org

Upward Bound Program

Contact: Rebecca Parker
Email: rparker113@ivytech.edu
Phone: 765-702-7529

Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana

Contact: Tiffany Arnold
Phone: 765-702-7529
Email: tarnold@ysoeci.com

Looking for tickets to the DCI Central Indiana show Friday night?
DCI tickets are not part of the community ticket program. For ticket information for the DCI show, visit dci.org.

This initiative received a Bronze Pinnacle award for Best Community Outreach at the 2019 International Festival & Events Association Convention in Williamsburg, VA.

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