at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
- Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- June 23-28, 2014
- Leadership Weekend Experience: June 21-23
Each evening features a live concert or event by renowned performing groups showcasing an exciting range of genres. Check back for updates and annoucements.
2013 concerts and events included:
The Yamaha Young Performing Artists Program (YYPA) recognizes outstanding young musicians from the world of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Winners of this competition are invited to attend an all expense paid weekend awards ceremony at the Music for All™ Summer Symposium, receive a once in a lifetime performance opportunity in front of thousands of students with national press coverage, receive a recording and photos of the live performance, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career. Winners also will enjoy many of the privileges of a Yamaha artist, including services and communication with Yamaha's artist relations department. The overall winner (chosen at the Summer Symposium) will also receive $5,000 in retail credit toward a professional model Yamaha instrument. This performance is free and open to the public. This concert is general admission balcony seating, and no ticket is required.
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As a solo artist, she has carved out her own brand as the rocker of the jazz world, and she adds a refreshingly unique voice to an exciting new generation of crossover artists. She was raised on the road with her father’s band, but this is not your father’s jazz band. Mindi brings a fearless energy and abandon to the stage as a powerhouse on the saxophone, hearkening back to the days of Junior Walker or King Curtis.
Her solo career has produced 10 #1 radio singles and 6 major label solo releases that have topped the ontemporary Jazz Charts, “It Just Happens That Way” (2003), “Come As You Are” (2004), “Life Less Ordinary” (2006), “Stars” (2008), and “In Hi Fi Stereo” (2010), "Summer Horns" with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot (2013)
Mindi has hosted the internationally syndicated radio show “Chill With Mindi Abair” for 8 years. She is the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS. She has won numerous awards, most recently the Best International Instrumentalist at the 2011 Wave Awards in Toronto, and Best Female Artist of the Year at the 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards. She also appeared the 2012 season on the Fran Drescher show “Happily Divorced”.
The list of artists she has toured or recorded with are a testament to her talent. They include Aerosmith, Keb’ Mo’, Lalah Hathaway, Duran Duran, Lee Ritenour, the Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Bill Champlin, David Pack, Mocean Worker, Adam Sandler, Rick Braun, Teena Marie, Bobby Lyle, Jonathan Butler, and Peter White.
PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Greg Pattillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, are pushing the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. Acclaimed as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” by Downbeat Magazine and hailed for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing” by the Wall Street Journal. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation.
String division camper students will perform a piece on stage with Project Trio
Grammy-nominated CD. Currently, Lalo performs with several Latin groups and is on the MFA camp percussion faculty. He is currently Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee
Friday, June 28
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Drum Corps International show, please visit www.dci.org.
Marching Band division camp students will perform on field, together with the Cavaliers at the end of the show's competitive performances.