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.Begin your application
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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
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.
An incredible performance + learning environment
Facilities at the Jacobs School include 170 practice rooms, 4 performance halls, the brand new Georgina Joshi Recording Studio, and the Musical Arts Center, which has the second-largest stage in the country, surpassed only by the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City.