New Voices Opera

Email newvoicesopera [at] hotmail [dot] com

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.  We have an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members.  If you live in the Bloomington area and would like to get involved, let us know!


Reinventing Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids


Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.


This organization may be contacted via their website.


The Grant Street Musician's Co-op

Phone 812-619-1709
Email grantstreetmusiccoop [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 116 N. Grant Street
Bloomington 47404

The Grant Street Musician's Co-op is a nonprofit creative community space that acts as a concert venue, a rehearsal space, a meeting room, a classroom, and much more.


Bloomington Peace Choir

Phone 812-935-5065
Email bloomingtonpeacechoir [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 4001 S. Rogers Street
PO Box 7265
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Bloomington Peace Choir is a non-auditioned choir that believes that everyone can sing. We are a member of the Ubuntu Choirs Network which is an international group of community choirs. The BPC meets every Wednesday from 7-9 pm at Unity of Bloomington at 4001 S. Rogers Street. For more information visit our web site at


Year Established 2010

Indiana Youth Musicians

Phone 812-369-4387
Email iym [at] iymusicians [dot] org
Address 3746 Oak Leaf Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403

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.


Bloomington Area Music or BAM

Contact Emily Brown (Chairperson)
Phone 317-430-7800
Email info [at] bloomingtonareamusic [dot] com
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.

Early Music In Motion

Contact Angelique Zuluaga (Interim Executive Director)
Phone 812-558-0885
Email azuluaga [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address P.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.
Additional Contact Juan Arango (Vice-President)
Phone 812-597-0504
Email jarango [at] indiana [dot] edu

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Contact Donna Lafferty (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-2320
Email bso [dot] donna [at] gmail [dot] com
Address PO Box 1823
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Office Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through its performances of classical literature, as well as outreach and educational work throughout the community.


Additional Programs:

-Our Children's Instrument Recovery Program (ChIRP) takes donations of used musical instruments, refurbishes them, then loans them to kids who might otherwise not have the ability to play with their school groups.

-The BSO’s Youth Concerto Competition offers scholarships and a chance to play alongside a real orchestra to talented young musicians in the community.

-Meet the Instruments gives young children the chance to try out some of the instruments in the orchestra. From tiny violins to full sized tubas, kids can experiment to their hearts' content, all under the supervision of members of the orchestra.

Email bso [at] bloomingtonsymphony [dot] com

Community Chamber Music Association of Bloomington

Contact Ruth Boshkoff (President)
Email Ruth [dot] Boshkoff [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 3333 S. Spring Branch Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Open to community musicians. Email for details.

Quarryland Men's Chorus

Phone (812) 876-4175
Address First United Church
2420 East 3rd Street, Bloomington
Hours Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
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.
Phone 855-1764
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