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Indiana University


Bloomington, IN USA



The ideal college experience

Indiana University students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like, and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. And a jaw-droppingly beautiful campus.

IU Bloomington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Learn more about our accreditation.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

The Jacobs music theory department combines world-class research and scholarship with unique and innovative pedagogy.

Eclectic in our interests and internationally renowned for the quality and scope of our work, the music theory faculty and students maintain a strong record of publications, conference presentations, performances, and other accomplishments.

Our students and faculty work together to maintain a high standard of rigorous, conservatory-style pedagogy in music theory while leading the way toward a more diverse and inclusive future for our field.

Scholarly life

All of our M.M. and Ph.D. students receive associate instructorships in music theory, enabling them to teach all levels of theory and aural skills, from the fundamentals up through the analysis of post-tonal music. The program also offers many unique opportunities for professional development.

Students, faculty, and guests regularly present at the weekly music theory colloquium series. Additionally, our Graduate Theory Association hosts an annual symposium of research in music theory and publishes the Indiana Theory Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal produced entirely by students.

The extensive training our students receive as pedagogues and scholars contributes to the excellent success rates that our alumni enjoy on the job market. Our graduates hold teaching positions in major universities, liberal-arts colleges, and schools of music around the world.


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