at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha
- Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- June 24-29, 2013
- Leadership Weekend Experience: June 22-24
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 include:
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.
Learn more about Yamaha Young Performing Artists
Mindi graduated from Berklee College of Music and headed to Los Angeles where she played on 3rd Street Promenade and local clubs to get attention. Bobby Lyle hired her off the street for his tour, and she soon became a sought after sideman. She signed as a solo artist to Verve Records in 2002. Her solo career has produced 10 #1 radio singles and 5 major label solo releases that have topped the Contemporary 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).
Mindi has hosted the internationally syndicated radio show “Chill With Mindi Abair” for 6 years. She is an elected governor for the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS, and is an Artist Ambassador for Campell’s Labels for Education and The Grammy Foundation.
She's been the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of "American Idol", won Best International Instrumentalist at the 2011 Wave Awards in Toronto, and Best Female Artist of the Year at the 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards.
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
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.