School of Arts and Letters

Alumni and Community

Alumni Spotlight

Erin J. Carlisle, Class of 2012

Bio Image Erin J. Carlisle

Erin J. Carlisle, who graduated in May, 2012 with a B.A. in Music (Harp Performance), has been accepted to New York University in the Higher Education Student Affairs program and will begin her graduate studies in the fall 0f 2012 with an internship in NYU Residence Life and Housing Academic Development.

While at IU Southeast, Erin was co-founder and president of the Student United Way, Community Advisor for the on-campus lodges, vice-president of the Student Program Council, student representative of the Student Recruitment and Retention Committee, member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, and Greek Life intern for campus life.

Originally from Indianapolis, Erin began harp lessons in March of 2002, and received certification in practical musicianship, aural training and practice, and music performance, with distinction through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. In 2006-2008, Erin served as Principal Harpist for the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis. During this time, Erin performed locally with church orchestras and small music ensembles. Upon graduating high school, Erin began her study at Indiana University Southeast as a Harp Performance major where she served as principal harpist with the IU Southeast Orchestra, and performed regularly with the IU Southeast Concert Band and Concert Choir. In 2012, Erin was named Outstanding Music Students for Music.

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Community Involvement

Take Music, Theatre, or Art Lessons

IU Southeast Arts Institute
Since its inception in 1996 with grant funding from Indiana University, the Arts Institute has offered quality instruction in the arts for all ages. Private lessons are offered in keyboard, voice, and stringed, brass and wind instruments. Classes in the Suzuki method (violin, viola, cello, and piano), theatre, vocal training and music technology applications are currently available as are art workshops for children 5-12. All classes are non-credit.

Perform in a Musical Ensemble

Ensembles at IU Southeast
In addition to providing a valuable educational experience to our music majors, the ensembles at Indiana University Southeast welcome members of the community in addition to all IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff. Ensembles include the IU Southeast Orchestra, IU Southeast Concert Band, IU Southeast Concert Choir, IU Southeast Community Chorus, and the Commonwealth Brass Band.

Perform in a Play

Theatre Auditions
All students, faculty, staff and members of the southern Indiana and Louisville Metro communities are welcome to audition for productions by the IU Southeast Theatre Department. There are typically two or three mainstage productions each season as well as smaller, student-produced shows throughout the year.