IU Jacobs School of Music

  • 1201 E. 3rd Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-1583

Indiana University's world class Jacobs School of Music presents opera, ballet, and musical performances throughout the year. The school's primary performance venue, the Musical Arts Center (MAC), is known around the world for its advanced acoustical design and similarity to New York City's Metropolitan Opera. Additional venues include Auer Hall, Ford-Crawford Hall, and the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

All Jacobs School of Music performances are open to the public, and many are free.


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Philharmonic Orchestra – Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Repertoire Boyer: Silver Fanfare (2004) Kodály: Dances of Galánta Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43 About the Conductor Thomas Wilkins is principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl... Learn more

Bloomington Bach Cantata Project

J. S. Bach, “Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 178” – Sarah Cranor, director The Bloomington Bach Cantata Project presents J.S. Bach's cantatas in performances modeled on his own. By bringing together students, faculty, and professional artists from around... Learn more

Meet Me at the Metz

Carillon Music is presented at the Arthur R. Metz Bicentennial Grand Carillon Tower weekly on Sundays at 2 pm. Learn more

MTW @ the MAC: Tom Walsh Jazz Ensemble

Tom Walsh is Robert J. Waller Sr. and Robert J. Waller Jr. Professor of Music (saxophone) and chair of the Jazz Studies Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An active performer of jazz and classical music, he has presented concerts and workshops in South... Learn more

Student Composition Recital

Each academic year the composition department schedules at least eight general Student Composition Recitals; all composition majors are encouraged to program their works composed while enrolled at IU on these recitals, which usually comprise solo instrumental and vocal pieces, works for chamber... Learn more

Fall Ballet

La Source George Balanchine A ballet’s ballet, this “frothy, playful classical wonder” (New York City Ballet) began as a pas de deux choreographed on the Jacobs School’s late dance icon, Distinguished Professor Violette Verdy, and John Prinz to music by Léo Delibes.... Learn more

La Finta Giardiniera

Music by W. A. Mozart Growing Pains Confusion is in full bloom at a small-town mayor’s estate near Milan, where Violante and her servant are disguised as gardeners to hide from her ex-boyfriend, Belfiore. Chaos reigns among several would-be couples in this... Learn more

Singing Hoosiers Fall Concert

Known as IU’s “ambassadors of song,” this 100-member ensemble has delighted audiences in more than 25 countries around the globe. A potpourri of popular music old and new, sparkling choreography, and high-energy variety deliver effervescent entertainment for fun-lovers of all... Learn more

An American Dream

Music by J. Perla What is Home? Imagine you had to leave your home forever tomorrow and could take only what you could carry. What would it be and why? Inspired by actual events, this powerful contemporary opera explores the stories of two women living in... Learn more

Jacobs Live at the Movies

Jurassic Park and Back to the Future were previous season highlights. Don’t miss the next installment in this popular series as the Concert Orchestra performs the score live to one of your favorite contemporary films on the big screen at the Musical Arts Center. Learn more

Eugene Onegin

Music by P. Tchaikovsky Dueling Personalities In nineteenth-century Russia, Eugene Onegin is a sophisticated but cavalier bachelor who rejects young Tatiana’s naive confession of love. Bored, he tries to seduce his best friend’s betrothed, which unsurprisingly... Learn more

Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert

One of the country’s finest show choirs, this Grammy-nominated ensemble is grounded in the Great American Songbook, raising its collective voices to sing America’s story through immersion in her varied musical traditions, both past and present. Learn more

Star on the Rise: La Bayadère... Reimagined!

Music by L. Minkus Star on the Rise Dedicated to replacing caricature with character in ballet, stagers Phil Chan and Doug Fullington begin by lifting this new-fashioned interpretation of a classical ballet out of India and placing it in a quintessentially... Learn more

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music by S. Sondheim A Razor-Edged Musical The infamous tale of barbarous barber Sweeney Todd, who returns to Victorian-era London obsessed with revenge against the judge responsible for his unjust exile and subsequent death of his wife. The relentless Todd... Learn more

Jazz Celebration

This annual celebration of all things jazz features the very best Jacobs Jazz Studies students and faculty have to offer, while also welcoming renowned guests. Catch the vibe as bouncing big band, searing solos, and edgy ensembles help you swing into spring! Learn more