It starts with an internationally celebrated faculty

The essence of a great music school is its faculty.

Our more than 175 full-time faculty members in residence include internationally celebrated performers, scholars, and pedagogues who are dedicated to inspiring and mentoring the next generation of music leaders. Many top musicians and scholars visit us each year to give master classes and guest lectures, or to serve as visiting artistic directors, conductors, and teachers.

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Plentiful performance opportunities offer real-world experience

The breadth and number of performance opportunities at the Jacobs School are unparalleled in college music study.

We offer more than 1,100 performances a year by ensembles, orchestras, bands, soloists, and choirs, as well as fully staged operas and ballets, and a musical.

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A stellar alumni heritage creates global connections

From the recognized artists who perform on coveted stages around the world to the dedicated educators who introduce music to young people, our alumni are a dynamic, creative force.

The award-winning composers, scholars, dancers, educators, performers, and music industry professionals among our more than 16,000 alumni continue to contribute to our excellent reputation. And we are dedicated to helping our alumni continue to make the most of their connections to the Jacobs School after they graduate.

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