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Korea in cream and crimson

From the moment members of the IU delegation stepped foot in Seoul just a few short days ago, it was clear this trip would be like no other, a fact owed in large part to the power of IU’s proud and amazingly active Korean alumni. Following the IU Jacobs School of Music’s historic Asia debut […] Read more »

A day of history and harmony

I had one foot in North Korea today. While the student musicians in the IU Chamber Orchestra were busy practicing for the final performance of their historic tour of Seoul, members of the IU delegation here to support them took an early-morning trip to one of the last real remnants of the Cold War and […] Read more »

Stars, stripes … and strings in Seoul

“The Star-Spangled Banner” doesn’t quite resemble your typical chamber music repertoire, but it served as a most appropriate song selection for another historic and special occasion for Indiana University here in Seoul. Members of the IU Chamber Orchestra continued their Asian debut in Seoul with a concert this evening at U.S. Garrison Yongsan, the headquarters […] Read more »

IU’s Korea connection

It’s only taken members of the IU delegation about 48 hours to discover that Hoosier spirit is alive and strong in Seoul. That spirit is reflected in a local alumni base totaling more than 1,400 IU international graduates, many of whom have gone on to leadership positions representing almost every area of Korean society, including […] Read more »

The sounds of opportunity in Seoul

Back home in Indiana, it’s spring break. But don’t tell that to the 36 student musicians in the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, who have been tasked with making history this week here in Seoul, South Korea. Part of the first-ever Asian tour by IU’s world-renowned Jacobs School of Music, the students, who are led by […] Read more »

A powerful prelude in Beijing

All it takes is a day in Beijing (which is about all the time the IU delegation will spend here before heading on to Korea) to see and feel the major impact the university’s international engagement efforts are having on IU students, faculty, alumni and friends. Indeed, in the span of just over 24 hours, […] Read more »

A musical and spirited journey

Arts, music, education and Hoosier pride will converge halfway across the world next week, and Indiana University will play a central role in all of it. As part of its continued engagement with countries central to its mission of expanding overseas opportunities for its students and faculty, diversifying its campus culture and establishing new connections […] Read more »