Founded last spring on the campus of IU Bloomington, the Liberation Music Collective is a big band music group comprised of Jacobs School of Music students who are dedicated to performing original compositions about contemporary social issues. The group, which released its first studio album in August, has received grant funding from both the Hutton Honors College and the Wells Scholars Program in support of its work.
“The issues that we talk about come from a plurality of different experiences in life,” said co-founder Hannah Fidler, a senior double majoring in jazz bass in the Jacobs School of Music and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each composition explores a specific issue, such as America’s attitude toward war or the modern state of feminism. “The response that we’ve gotten is that people have been waiting for something like this,” Fidler said. The group’s 15-track album is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Read more about the Liberation Music Collective on IUB's Student Experience blog.