As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.
Indiana University in Bloomington attracts students from around the globe who want the ideal college experience - great traditions, a gorgeous campus, international culture, Big Ten sports, and an active academic climate. Bloomington is a vibrant college community located in south-central Indiana. With a population of 69,000, Bloomington is a beautiful, friendly city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and small town charm. The scene in Bloomington is lively and extremely diverse, boasting a variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries. Nearby cities include Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Chicago.
The more than 1,600 students who study at Jacobs School of Music benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university. The essence of a great music school is its faculty, and the more than 180 full-time faculty members in residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music include performers, scholars, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top musicians and scholars come to the school each year to give master classes and guest lectures or to serve as visiting artistic directors, conductors, and faculty.
The breadth and number of performance opportunities are unparalleled in college music study, with the school offering more than 1,100 performances a year, including up to seven fully stage operas. The school's facilities, including five buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus, comprise outstanding recital halls, more than 170 practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios. The grandest facility is the Musical Arts Center, which features technical capabilities that are among the best in the nation.
The Jacobs School of Music graduates include some of the world's most successful performers, conductors, composers, music educators, scholars, and managers of arts organizations.
Academic departments at Jacobs School of Music include: Ballet, Band, Brass, Choral Conducting, Composition, Early Music/Historical Performance Institute, Guitar, Harp, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music in General Studies Program, Music Theory, Musicology, Opera Studies, Orchestral Conducting, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Recording Arts, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds.