Message from the dean

We are thrilled to be celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music!

For an entire century, the Jacobs School has welcomed young artists from all over the world to learn and grow under the tutelage of our outstanding and unparalleled faculty.

As one of the most highly acclaimed institutions in the world for the comprehensive study of music and dance, the Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating the performers, scholars, composers, dancers, audio engineers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe.

Our 170 full-time, residential faculty members are artists and scholars of international renown, and we welcome many of the world's finest artists and teachers as guests to the school each year.

Nearly 1,600 students from all 50 states as well as 56 countries study at Jacobs, benefiting from the intensity and focus of a conservatory setting combined with the broad academic offerings of a major research university.

We invite you to explore our centennial web pages to learn about our history and to see a glimpse of what is to come for the school. Feel free to check back periodically to see updates.

The IU Jacobs School of Music has enriched the lives of so many who have shared in the unifying experiences of music and dance, and we celebrate our first century while looking ahead to the next 100 years.

With gratitude,

Jeremy Allen
David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean (Interim)

"As we look back on 100 years of a strong commitment to the highest possible level of learning, for all who entrust their educational advancement to the IU Jacobs School of Music, let us now look forward to a second century of our pledge of hard work, high goals, and inspiration for all who study and learn in this great educational institution.

My prayers and dreams are with you as you commit yourselves to this worthy objective. Good luck and God speed—thank you!"


Explore the history of the IU Jacobs School of Music with our interactive timeline. Visit the timeline page for a listing of some of the school's most key events.