Admissions

Take the first step toward your goal

Whether your goal is to become a teacher educating the next generation, taking center stage, making concertmaster, or completing groundbreaking research, we will help you get there!

You’ll study one-on-one with some of the musical world’s top artists, scholars, and pedagogues. Perform in some of the best venues in the nation. And get a well-rounded education that will prepare you for success wherever you go.

FAQ : Prescreens & Audition/Interviews

  • How do I submit my prescreen?

The JSOM Supplemental application! Upload your prescreen materials under the Media section of the application. (Note: prescreen for DM Piano applicants is due on January 15. We will reopen your application after December 1 for you to upload your prescreen recordings)

  • When will I hear about my prescreen results?

Prescreens are reviewed by our faculty after December 1. You will hear via email regarding your prescreen results.

  • I've submitted my IU and JSOM Supplemental application. What's next?

If your area requires a prescreen, you will first be notified of your prescreen result by email. If you are invited to the audition/interview round (or your area does not require a prescreen), we will reach out by email with info after December 1 on how to submit your recorded audition and/or to schedule your audition/interview. Check your area’s page for more info on your specific requirements.

  • How do I submit my final audition recording?

If your area requires a recorded audition, we will reopen your JSOM Supplemental application after December 1 to upload and submit your final audition recording by February 1. (Classical piano applicants must submit their recordings by January 15)

  • Do I need to apply for JSOM merit scholarships?

No! All students admitted to the Jacobs School of Music are automatically considered for artistic merit scholarships.

And learn in an environment that inspires awe

Steve Jobs opera performance.
Students using the William and Gayle Cook Music Library.
Students recording in the Georgina Joshi Recording Arts Studio.

Whether you’re looking for a place to study, a studio to record in, or a stage to perform on, you’ll find only the best here.

We are home to the academic world’s largest music library, 170 practice rooms, and four performance halls—including the Musical Arts Center, which has the second-largest stage in the country.

And that’s just the beginning.

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