As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music has been ranked first in the nation by Change magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and U.S. News and World Report. It plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, dancers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe.

The 180 full-time faculty members in residence at the Jacobs School include performers, scholars, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top musicians and scholars visit the school each year. The more than 1,600 students from all 50 states and 55 countries outside the United States who study at the Jacobs School benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university.

With more than 1,100 performances each year - including six operas and three ballets - the variety and number of performance opportunities are unparalleled in college music study. The school's facilities include five buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus; among them, an opera house, outstanding recital halls, 200 practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios.