Performing Arts - Community Organizations

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American Guild of Organists, Bloomington Chapter

Websitehttp://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/organ/organ-bloomington-ago.shtml
AddressP.O. Box 2484
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1201 E. Third Street
Merrill Hall 003
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

ContactJanette Fishell (Chair)
hjsulliv [at] umail.iu.edu
317-430-1942
Additional ContactJacobs School of Music
(812) 855-1583
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Barbershop Harmony Society

Websitehttp://www.cardinaldistrict.org/chapters/
AddressSherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers St., room 130
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing. Local chapter info can be found here.

ContactGeorge Korinek
(812) 825-8989
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Bloomington Area Music (BAM)

Websitehttp://bloomingtonareamusic.com/
AddressPO Box 3387
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

ContactEmily Brown (Chairperson)
info [at] bloomingtonareamusic.com
317-430-7800
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Chamber Singers

Websitehttp://www.chambersingers.info/
AddressP.O. Box 3256
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The mission of the Bloomington Chamber Singers is to perform choral works and, thereby, provide opportunities for performance, education, and community service for the Bloomington area.

ContactGerald Sousa (Music Director)
bcs [at] chambersingers.info
(812) 876-7342
Additional ContactJulie Grindle (Assistant Music Director)
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Community Band

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtoncommunityband.org/
AddressP.O. Box 237
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Smith Road. An adult volunteer concert band. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. No auditions necessary.

ContactDan Westerhaus
manager [at] bloomingtoncommunityband.org
812-323-8315
Year Established1978
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Indiana Sacred Harp

Websitehttp://sites.google.com/site/shapenotebton/
Address724 Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

 

 

A non-audition, non-performance organization; all are welcome to sing or listen at any session, with no experience required. Local singings take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 2-4 PM at the Bell Trace Health and Living Center. Park in the adjacent lot, enter through the main doors, turn right and head down the hall. We’ll be gathered in a community room about 2/3 of the way down on the left-hand side.

ContactJohn Hoerr
john [at] bloomingtonsacredharp.org
336-2792
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Bloomington Peace Choir

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonPeaceChoir
AddressPO Box 7562
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a non-auditioned choir that invites singers of all skills and those who are new to singing. Our mission is to sing for the joy of singing and sharing music from around the world. We visit area senior centers as part of our musical outreach.

We meet on Wednesday nights at Bell Trace Senior Living Center, from 7-9 pm.

ContactJustice Saint Rain
bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail.com
812-834-5693
Year Established2010
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

Websitehttp://www.newplays.org/
Address107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

ContactChad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
bppwrite [at] newplays.org
812-334-1188
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Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Quarry-Morris/207461709287573
Address1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Morris dancing is a traditional village festival dance from England. The dances Bloomington Quarry Morris performs are from the Cotswold area of England, as well as some Midwest American dances. Bloomington Quarry has performed at dawn on Mayday at the Courthouse over 25 years, the Shipshewana May festival and ethnic and renaissance festivals in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and South Bend.

Will perform for groups. Looking for new dancers and musicians. Requires once a week commitment October through Memorial Day.

ContactJim Morgan (Squire)
812-322-7172
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Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

Websitehttp://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Description

Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.

ContactGinny Richey (Coordinator)
btownstorytellers [at] gmail.com
812-339-7224
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Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Websitehttp://bloomingtonsymphony.com/
AddressPO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through performances and educational outreach throughout the community. This 75 member, all-volunteer community orchestra performs a classical concert series, holiday 'pops' programs, a children's concert, plus a summer concert in the park every season.

ContactDonna Lafferty (Executive Director)
bso.donna [at] gmail.com
812-331-2320
Additional Contactbso [at] bloomingtonsymphony.com
Year Established1969
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Camerata Orchestra Series

Websitehttp://cameratabloomington.com/
Description

Founded in 1989 by concermaster Lenore Hatfield, the Camerata Orchestra offers a professional setting for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty, retired faculty, music students, and townspeople in Bloomington, Indiana. Internationally known guest conductors lead the orchestra with soloists from I.U. faculty, concert artists, and Camerata Solo Competition winners.

ContactLenore Hatfield (Executive Director)
lenorehatfield [at] yahoo.com
812-333-6349
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Cardinal Stage Company

AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

Founded in 2006, the mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.

ContactMarc Tschida
info [at] cardinalstage.org
812-336-7110
Year Established2006
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Diversity Theatre

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=505
Address1120 S. Nancy Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressPO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Diversity Theatre is a company that addresses through the medium of theatre various social issues (e.g., disability, aging, gender, homelessness, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation). They perform for adults and children, generating productions through improvisation. They also sponsor the MOSAIC Film Festival, this year showing short films for adults and children on aging, religion, race/ethnicity, and disability

ContactAudrey Heller (Artistic Director)
hellera [at] indiana.edu
812-336-3198
Additional ContactCraig Brenner (City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator)
812-349-3471
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Early Music In Motion

Websitehttp://earlymusicinmotion.org/
AddressP.O. Box 7921
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Early Music in Motion is a not-for profit with a mission to provide music related to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to young audiences and underserved communities of the state of Indiana through concerts, didactical performances and workshops.

ContactMatthew Slatkin (President)
earlymusicinmotion [at] gmail.com
812-558-0885
Additional ContactJuan Carlo (Vice-President)
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Harmony

AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music clubs. For grades 6, 7, and 8. Meets on the second Sunday of the month October- February, first Sunday of the month March, April and May. Meeting locations vary.

ContactLilin Chen (Sponsor)
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Indiana Youth Musicians

Websitehttp://www.iymusicians.org
Address3746 Oak Leaf Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

Indiana Youth Musicians provides area young musicians with an opportunity to play music in a supportive, yet challenging environment. At IYM youth are given a chance to try out new and different possibilities in music. Musicians may be encouraged to try their hand at something a little different, whether it is joining a small chamber ensemble for the first time or trying out music in which they are unfamiliar.
 

Contactiym [at] iymusicians.org
812-369-4387
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IU Sing

Websitehttp://www.iusf.indiana.edu/about/index.shtml
AddressIndiana University Student Foundation
1606 N. Fee Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Since 1932, the musical extravaganza known as IU Sing has delighted audiences and raised money for scholarships.

Contactiusing [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-9152
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Mind's Ear Audio Productions

Websitehttp://www.minds-ear.org
Address522 West Fourth St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-5128
Description

 

Mind's Ear is dedicated to the production, performance and promotion of contemporary audio theatre. We also strive to educate stage designers as to the importance of sound in a theatrical presentation. We believe in the value of training and nurturing emerging audio playwrights, actors, designer and engineers. Our work is distinguished by our obsession with on-location recording techniques. Fans have said that our work is like 'listening to a movie with your eyes closed'.

Contactmindsear [at] minds.ear.org
(812) 332-2437
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Monroe County Civic Theater

Websitehttp://www.mcct.org
AddressPO Box 2032
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address 400 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Theatre available to the Community members for all to be able to perform, or be a part of Theatre in Monroe County, Indiana.
ContactMaryann Iaria
miaria [at] indiana.edu
812-855-2218
Additional Contact
Year Established1988
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Musical Arts Youth Organization (MAYO)

Websitehttp://www.mayomusic.org
Address804 N. College Avenue, Suite 102
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of the MUSIC NOW project is to bring classical, chamber music, and popular music to students of all ages in Monroe and surrounding counties. Through group rehearsals, public performance, and outreach events, the program inspires in its students a love of music and a high standard of excellence in their performance.

Contactinfo [at] mayomusic.org
812.219.8606
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New Music Ensemble

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~nme/
Address1201 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

The Indiana University New Music Ensemble dedicates its efforts to performing a broad spectrum of contemporary music, focusing on works from the past thirty years, but also presenting significant works from earlier in the 20th century. Along with solo, chamber, and large ensemble works by composers from around the world, a typical concert includes music by a guest composer and a work by a member of the Indiana University Composition Department, the latter of which is recorded soon after the concert.

ContactDavid Dzubay (Director)
ddzubay [at] indiana.edu
812-855-5833
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New Voices Opera

Websitehttp://www.newvoicesopera.com/
Address900 E. 7th Street
IMU 371
Bloomington, IN
Description

 

New Voices Opera is based in Bloomington, Indiana.  The company is a mix of students at Indiana University and community members. A creative team and crew chiefs are assembled for each production with an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members. . Their mission is to  foster the creation of operas by the next generation of operatic composers,  help create a genre of opera that is relevant to a modern audience in today's society,  strengthen the cultural vitality of our region with new operatic works and a new operatic genre, and  provide student musicians and artists with increased performance opportunities and creative outlets.

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Quarryland Men's Chorus

Websitehttp://quarryland.org
AddressFirst United Church
2420 East 3rd Street, Bloomington
Additional AddressPO Box 3345
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

 

The Quarryland Men's Chorus provides a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana. We foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.

Contact(812) 876-4175
Additional ContactMailing address
855-1764
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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