The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music wishes you the very best for the Holiday Season, and we invite you to download "Carol of the Bells," the opening track of our recently released CD Holiday Celebration.

Feature Articles

Ear Candy Store

Looking for that last-minute holiday gift? Got someone who is hard to buy for or “has everything”? Check out these world-class recordings featuring Jacobs School of Music faculty, students, and alumni. With music from jazz to classical to Latin to Early, the diversity of selections truly does offer something for everyone!

Tribute to a Master

In celebration of the extraordinary career of C. David Higgins, chair of the Indiana University Opera Studies Department and principal designer for IU Opera Theater, the Jacobs School of Music recently published C. David Higgins: Tribute to a Master. Click here to read a sample of the book, and more.

Building the Future

See the latest photos and videos about the progress on the new Faculty Studio Building, at the corner of Third and Jordan in Bloomington, just down the street from the MAC. The state-of-the-art facility is scheduled for completion in Summer 2013.

Photo Highlights

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then we hope you enjoy these 38,000 describing some of our fondest memories of 2011!


Recent News

With so much happening at the Jacobs School of Music, it’s hard to pick out just a few of our most important stories, but below are some gems for you to enjoy. Catch up with all the headlines here.

Menahem Pressler Strikes Again

IU Distinguished Professor of Piano Menahem Pressler, who frequently performs and receives honors around the globe, was recently selected to receive the 2012 Music Teachers National Association Achievement Award. The music legend, who turned 88 on Dec. 16, was recently described as “a bullet train without brakes.”

David Baker’s 80th Birthday Celebration

In honor of his extraordinary 60-year career as a jazz musician and educator, the Jacobs School of Music will present the David Baker 80th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center. Admission is free but requires tickets, available from the MAC box office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Marching Hundred at Super Bowl

Indiana University’s famed Marching Hundred will perform at one of the nation’s most-watched sporting events: Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. All of the approximately 300 members of the band have been invited to strut their stuff.

Jacobs Goes Grammy

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, three-time Grammy-Award winner, and IU alumnus Booker T. Jones is among a number of Grammy nominees with Jacobs ties. The statuettes will be presented live Feb. 12 on CBS.

Cicely Parnas and Kati Gleiser on Performance Today

Cellist Cicely Parnas and piano accompanist Kati Gleiser, students at the Jacobs School, were featured each day Dec. 5-9 on American Public Media’s Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America.

Alumni News

Congratulations to David H. Jacobs Jr. on his recent IU Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA,) IU’s highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. Son of David H. and Barbara Jacobs, for whom the Jacobs School of Music is named, David continues to be deeply involved in his alma mater as a member of the Jacobs School of Music’s Dean’s National Advisory Board and the IU Foundation’s Advisory Board, among others. Additional 2011 DASA recipients were Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, Retired Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., and Sue H. Talbot. To watch the profile of David Jacobs, click on the window below. Click here to watch the entire event.

Wearing Your Jacobs School of Music Alumni Pride

This year, the Jacobs School of Music Alumni Association received the Best Practices and Excellence in Alumni Relations Award from the IUAA for its “Wearing Your Jacobs School of Music Alumni Pride” t-shirt campaign. JSoM alumni in various performing organizations throughout the country have been contacted to participate in the project. The groups are photographed together wearing their alumni t-shirts,and these photographs are published in IUMusic magazine and through social media networks such as Facebook. We are proud to see so many of our alumni in major orchestras, dance companies, opera companies, and choruses throughout the nation!

More Alumni News

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Giving: ‘Tis the Season!

The Jacobs School of Music congratulates and thanks Monika H. and Peter H. Kroener, who were recently recognized by the Indiana University Foundation for their exemplary volunteer leadership through multiple IU fundraising campaigns. Among their many IU affiliations, both Monika and Peter are members of the Jacobs School of Music Dean’s National Advisory Board.

Hamlins offer $1 million gift for new Marching Hundred practice facility

The IU Marching Hundred has taken a significant step toward its goal of constructing a new practice facility, thanks to a recent commitment of $1 million in a planned gift from university alumnus Col. Jack I. Hamlin (BS’43) and Dora Hamlin. The colonel is a former first cornet in the renowned ensemble.

Visit the Development page for more information.

Upcoming Major Events

David Baker 80th Birthday Celebration

Musical Arts Center
January 21 at 8 p.m.
A free event, with tickets at the MAC Box Office from January 10.

Albert Herring

by Benjamin Britten
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
A new production by IU Opera Theater.
February 9, 10, 11 at 8 p.m., February 12 at 2 p.m.

Der Rosenkavalier

by Richard Strauss
Musical Arts Center
A new production by IU Opera Theater.
February 24-25, March 2-3, at 7 p.m.

The Sleeping Beauty

Music by Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Marius Petipa with Michael Vernon

Musical Arts Center
A new production by IU Ballet Theater.
March 23 at 8 p.m., March 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Memorial Tribute for Giorgo Tozzi

Remembering Giorgo Tozzi
Auer Hall
March 31 at 6 p.m.

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

IU Auditorium
March 31 at 8 p.m.


by Leonard Bernstein
Musical Arts Center
April 6-7, 13-14, at 8 p.m.

Jazz Celebration

Musical Arts Center
April 21 at 8 p.m.

Click here to learn about more upcoming events at the Jacobs School of Music.