Study strings in a stellar environment

Whether your passion is violin, viola, cello, or double bass, you’ll find the perfect program for you here.

You’ll learn from world-renowned string players alongside peers who share your passion and commitment. You’ll be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles, instruments, and genres. And you’ll perform in beautiful facilities as part of your academic program.

World-class strings training for children

Our String Academy offers private and group lessons to K–12 children in Bloomington and the surrounding communities. 

Students can enroll in individual or group lessons. No matter which option you choose, your child will have an opportunity to perform at the end of every semester.

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I was very happy that I went to a school like IU, where I could take many courses outside of the music school. Courses in history, mathematics, fine arts, and language were wonderful supplements to my musical education.

Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Jacobs alumnus

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