Music for All is proud to hold the 2022 Music for All Summer Symposium on the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana! As a thank you to the Muncie community for welcoming Music for All and its campers, faculty, and families to the area each June we are pleased to extend FREE balcony seating tickets to Muncie Community members for the Summer Symposium evening concert series at Emens Auditorium.
Students and Directors attending Summer Symposium do NOT need to reserve tickets in advance.
Monday, June 27, 2022 • 8 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 • 8 p.m.
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.
Thursday, June 30, 2022 • 8 p.m.
Marine Forces Reserve Band is one of ten Marine Corps field bands. Functionally, The Marine Forces Reserve Band performs over 350 concerts, parades, and ceremonies for more than 8 million people annually.
The brass band is one of the most loud, upbeat, and energetic groups within the band, well known for displaying individual talents through instrumental solos and improvisation. Their style is drawn straight from the musical influences of downtown New Orleans’ Dixieland jazz. The ensemble consists of trumpets, saxophones, trombones, sousaphone, and various percussion. In addition to frequent performances around New Orleans’ historic and famed French Quarter, the brass band has also performed in Washington, DC at 8th & I. In the summer of 2010, they also participated in Operation Shared Accord in Mozambique, Africa.
This initiative received a Bronze Pinnacle award for Best Community Outreach at the 2019 International Festival & Events Association Convention in Williamsburg, VA.