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Indianapolis Musical Organizations: Making Music Thrive

The American Pianists Association in Indianapolis offers fellowships for talented pianists to bridge the gap between training programs and a professional career.
The Anderson Symphony Orchestra is one of Indianapolis’ many professional orchestras that perform for and enrich Indianapolis society. It is a first rate musical society making valuable contributions to Indianapolis music, Indianapolis performing arts, and Indianapolis arts in general.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis sponsors several artistic disciplines, including Indianapolis music, spoken word, storytelling, visual arts, dance, Indianapolis theater and many more.
The Athenaeum Pops Orchestra counts as its members and various conductors some of the finest musicians in Indianapolis and beyond, it is an all-volunteer organization that meets for rehearsals in the Athenaeum Building’s YMCA Aerobics Room once a week.
The Bongo Boy Music School, founded in Indianapolis in 2003, strives to give high quality music instruction that includes drums and percussion, guitar (electric or acoustic), keyboards, lead vocals, background singing and saxophone.
The Capital City Chorus is Indianapolis‘ premiere female show choir, committed to spreading the barbershop style of music and dance across the world.
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra offers family oriented fun and is an organization where Indianapolis children are totally welcome to come enjoy the music, and it is always looking for ways to make music tangible for kids and fun for the whole family.
Every August, the Classic Ragtime Society organizes a series of concerts, dance demonstrations and seminars to spread the enjoyment of class ragtime music.
The Ensemble Music Society typically holds concerts at the Indiana Historical Society, Clowes Memorial Hall and the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center in Indianapolis.
Established in 1966, the Festival Music Society of Indiana has produced the Indianapolis Early Music Festival since 1967.  The organization and festival’s mission is to educate and develop a public understanding and appreciation for “early music“.
The Indianapolis Brass Choir is a volunteer music ensemble of professional and nonprofessional musicians who play together to raise money for charity.
The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra has grown steadily in rank and reputation in the world music community, since its incorporation in 1985. This all-professional group performs at many different greater Indianapolis performance venues, such as the Indiana Repertory Theatre and their home stage, Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir has worked with thousands of kids throughout Central Indiana for over two decades, mounting an energetic slate of performances every year at venues all over the state.
The Indianapolis Maennerchor is the oldest men’s choir in the United States, preserving the tradition of German choral music in Indianapolis for over 150 years
The Indianapolis Opera Company was born in 1975 and has grown into a force to be reckoned with over the decades. This vibrant company, supported by the Indianapolis Opera Chorus, generally performs at Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University or at their home base, the Basile Opera Center. The Indianapolis Opera performs four full productions per season at Butler University in the Clowes Memorial Hall.
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is a professional musical partner with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir prides itself on bringing professional level choral music to the Circle City.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra calls the Hilbert Circle Theater, on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, its home and performs over 200 performances for over 350,000 Indianapolis music lovers annually
As one of the largest music education organizations, Music for All in Indianapolis is dedicated to making music available to all through educational programs.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis is a volunteer based orchestra that performs both classical and pops concerts throughout Indianapolis in addition to running the “Strings & Jazzy Things” summer camp.
Ronen Chamber Ensemble concerts are a fun way to incorporate music and culture in your visit to Indianapolis.  Beginning its 25th year of chamber music, the 20-member ensemble typically holds four concerts a year at various Indianapolis performing arts venues.
Owl Studios is an independent label that supports the long tradition of jazz music and related genres, including big band, R&B, and soul.

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