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INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON Jacobs School of Music; Department of Folklore and Musicology.







Street Address:

205 Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts. Four years. Studies in musicology, world music, folklore. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, opera), historical performance, jazz studies, choral conducting, composition, sacred music, wellness program. Bachelor of Music Education. Four years. Includes choral and instrumental conducting, music technology. Bachelor of Science. Four years: • in Audio Engineering and Sound Production. • in Composition.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts. In musicology, arts administration, folklore, ethnomusicology. A course for Master of Arts/Master of Library Science is offered. Master of Music. In performance, opera performance, choral, band and orchestral conducting, organ and sacred music, composition, collaborative piano, theory. Master of Music Education. Includes studies in Kodály, Orff methods. Master of Science. In music technology, music education. Master of Library Science. In library science combined with musicology. Doctor of Music. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Music Education.


Other programs


Artist Diploma. For advanced performance. Certificate in Arts Administration. Performer Diploma in Collaborative Piano. Undergraduate Certificate in Music Scoring for Visual Media.

Institution Notes:

A state-supported university founded in 1829 as Indiana College. It gained its current name and status in 1838 and is the flagship institution of the Indiana University system. The Jacobs School of Music presents over 1,100 performances each year. There are programs in wellness for musicians. The William & Gayle Cook Music Library has a vast collection of books, scores and audio material, including a number of special collections of early music, theory treatises from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century, Russian/Soviet music, early keyboard and violin primary source materials (the Willi Apel collections), the black and Latin-American music collections, the Paul Nettl musicology papers (a gift from his son Bruno Nettl), and the Tischler Collection of Israeli and Jewish Composers. The audio collections of more than 200,000 sound recordings include the Jussi Bjoerling Collection of opera recordings, the Ross Allen and Alvin Ehret collections of vocal recordings (including all complete operas recorded between 1950 and 1975). The library also houses a collection of six historical harps. There are Centers for Electronic & Computer, Music, for History of Music Theory & Literature, a Latin-American music centre and an Early Music Institute. This was the first music library in the USA to digitise all its holdings. The Office of Special Programs co-ordinates a program of music performance instruction for pre-college students and the Musical Outreach Program offers music programs for infants through to adults in the local community. The School of Music occupies six buildings on the campus and houses a number of fine performance venues, over 170 practice rooms, spacious rehearsal rooms, as well as a full opera theatre where seven fully-staged operas are performed each year. The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology consists of two institutes - the Ethnomusicology Institute and the Folklore Institute, both of which operate independently and co-operatively to offer students a rich environment for study of the world’s creative and expressive forms. The department sees its strengths in the study of performance, ethnographic theory and research, comparative epistemology, multimedia presentation and preservation, heritage, intellectual property and cultural policy, and area studies. There is a large archive of traditional music, including archives of African-American music and culture and traditional arts of Indiana, as well as a sound and video analysis and instruction laboratory. There is also an extensive collection of non-Western instruments. Member of the Indiana University System. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Last Updated:

October 2022