School of Music

Our Mission

The School of Music at Ball State University is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in music in both a liberal arts and a professionally authentic context that equips and encourages students to transform knowledge into action, achieve exceptional artistic goals with courage and integrity, engage with their community in impactful ways, and share the joy and appreciation of music with the University community, city, state, nation, and world.



School of Music scholarships plays a vital role in attracting and retaining exceptional student musicians. Your donation to the Bravo! Scholarship Fund helps support the School of Music’s mission and enables talented young musicians to pursue their passion.


Your gift will support students like…

Savannah Rang, Junior in Music Media Production Bravo! Scholarship Fund recipient


“One of my favorite moments from my time at Ball State is my entire experience with the Choral Department. I have had such amazing opportunities through the program such as singing Carmina Burana at the Palladium, performing with the Chamber Choir for the past two semesters, and working with great faculty and fellow singers every day.”

Savannah was also the winner of the 2018 Spring Shout Songwriting Competition. As the winner, she spent part of her summer at the Popakademie International Summer Camp in Mannheim, Germany.


“The Spring Shout Competition was really fun! I am incredibly grateful to all the talented musicians who helped me perform my set, and those who came out to the show just to support; it really made a huge difference. My time in Germany was absolutely incredible. The unique blend of culture, music, and friendship that came out of just one week is an experience that I will never forget.”

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Academic Dept Participation Leaderboard
Which academic department will have most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your department to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Departments Gifts
1 Theatre & Dance 747
2 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 88
3 Communication Studies 68
4 Telecommunications 62
5 Journalism 60
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies