Admissions

Join an acclaimed institution of musicians, dancers, and scholars

At the IU Jacobs School of Music, we pride ourselves on being a diverse community in which students form lasting professional relationships—with faculty and each other—in a supportive and nurturing environment. When you enter the Jacobs School, you become part of a close-knit group of performers, scholars, and educators who share a commitment to musical excellence.

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Auditioning for Jacobs

Before you’re admitted to the Jacobs School of Music, you will need to complete an audition. We highly recommend that applicants audition in person, though recorded auditions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Audition requirements and policies vary by department.

Prepare for your audition
Important Dates and Deadlines
When Who What

November 1, 2018

First-year freshman applicants Applications due
December 1, 2018 Graduate applicants and transfer applicants Applications due
December 1, 2018 All applicants Pre-screening materials and letters of recommendation due
December 1, 2018 Non-native English speaking applicants in voice, piano (D.M.), graduate conducting, and graduate music education TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores due
January 11-12, 2019 All applicants Audition weekend
February 1-2, 2019 All applicants Audition Weekend
March 1-2, 2019 All applicants Audition Weekend
March 1, 2019 All non-native English speaking applicants TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores due

Funding your education

Tuition at Indiana University is among the lowest of any of the major music schools in the country. With an exceptional scholarship and financial aid program, a Jacobs School education is within your reach.

Learn about financial aid opportunities

Nearly 70% of Jacobs students receive merit-based financial aid.

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