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The Jacobs School of Music
1201 E 3rd Street, Merrill Hall 003
United States Bloomington, IN
Type Public
Established 1921
Dean Gwyn Richards
Enrollment Approximately 1,600
Campus Small City
Information 812 855 1583

The Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, is a music conservatory started in 1921. Until 2005, it was known as the Indiana University School of Music. It has more than 1,600 students, approximately half of whom are undergraduates, with the second largest enrollment of all music schools as said by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Notable alumni

  • Jamey Aebersold, jazz educator
  • Kenny Aronoff, drumset
  • David Baker, jazz composer
  • Joshua Bell, violinist
  • Jonathan Biss, pianist
  • Chris Botti, jazz trumpeter
  • Michael Brecker, jazz saxophonist
  • Carl Broemel, lead guitarist/vocalist/saxophone for My Morning Jacket
  • Angela Brown, soprano
  • Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
  • John Clayton, jazz and classical bassist, composer and arranger
  • Jeremy Denk, pianist
  • Alexandra du Bois, composer
  • Peter Erskine, jazz drummer and educator
  • Jack Everly, conductor
  • Vivica Genaux, mezzo soprano
  • Tom Gullion, jazz saxophonist
  • Jeff Hamilton, jazz drummer
  • Jacques Israelievitch, violinist, concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony
  • Booker T. Jones, songwriter, producer, frontman for Booker T. and the MGs
  • Paul Katz, cellist, founding member of the Cleveland Quartet
  • Sylvia McNair, soprano
  • Edgar Meyer, bassist, MacArthur Fellow
  • Fatma Ceren Necipoğlu, Turkish harpist
  • Shawn Pelton, session drummer
  • Larry Ridley, jazz bassist and music educator
  • Miguel Roig-Francolí, composer and music theorist
  • Leonard Slatkin, conductor
  • Michael Sweeney, composer of Concert Band literature
  • Gwen Thompson, violinist
  • Pharez Whitted, jazz trumpet

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