"Without music, life would be a mistake." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Music is fundamental to human life and well-being. The music program at IU East offers a range of opportunities for exploring music, from electives for non-majors, to a Minor in music, to a structured Track in music within the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree. Do you play an instrument? Join the Pop/Rock Ensemble. Do you sing? Join the IU East Chorale. Are you interested in the history of music? Consider a class in classical, rock, popular, country, jazz, film, theater, or world music.

For students interested in a structured music program, we offer courses in Music Theory, Music History, applied instrumental and vocal lessons, and ensemble opportunities, as well as our Bachelor of Arts in Humanities-Music degree and our Music Minor. Browse through the menu to the left for more details, and contact Jessica Raposo, the Coordinator of Music, at with any questions.

Upcoming Music Events

All events free and open to the public

Thursday, November 7th: Faculty Recital, Jessica Raposo, flute
Assistant professor of music Jessica Raposo performs American works for flute, alto flute, and piccolo. Joined by guest artists Dianne Frazer and Mihoko Watanabe.
Lobby, Whitewater Hall, 5:30pm

Wednesday, November 20th: the IU East Richmond Chorale presents “Welcome!”
The IU East Richmond Chorale performs music centered on themes of inclusiveness and love, featuring classic pieces by Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as exciting new compositions by dynamic and engaging US composers on topics of immigration, diversity, and putting an end to gun violence.
Lobby, Whitewater Hall, 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 10th: the IU East Richmond Chorale at the Depot District Christmas Festival
Richmond Furniture Gallery, Depot District, 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 10th: IU East Student Recital
IU East students perform works for piano, voice, and other instruments.
Community Room, Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 17th: the IU East Pep Band at the Depot District Christmas Festival
Richmond Furniture Gallery, Depot District, 5:30pm

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