Organizations and Services

Student organizations play an important role in the life of the school and are often associated with professional national organizations that maintain chapters at Indiana University as they focus on performance, community engagement projects, research, music innovation, and professional development. A list of organizations associated with the Jacobs School of Music can be found at https://blogs.iu.edu/jsomoecd/student-organizations/.

The Counselor-in-Residence program, offered in partnership with the IU Health Center's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), provides a part-time, on-site counselor at the Jacobs School of Music. Services include individual counseling by appointment for Jacobs students, same-day consultation for urgent situations for Jacobs students, and consultations and outreach/programming for Jacobs faculty and staff. More information can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/about/student-life/health-and-safety.html.

The Music Alumni Association, an affiliate of the Indiana University Alumni Association, supports the activities of the Jacobs School of Music and its graduates. More information can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/alumni/.

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) provides expert guidance and resources, as well as a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a career in music and/or dance. The OECD provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications. The OECD also offers undergraduate and graduate career development courses designed to help students expand their professional knowledge, develop self-awareness, communicate effectively, prepare a competitive portfolio, and consider career choices. An undergraduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship, which includes two Jacobs of School Music courses and three Kelley School of Business courses, is available for all undergraduates. The OECD is the home base for a student-led initiative called Project Jumpstart that promotes entrepreneurial action among students by offering high-impact career development and entrepreneurship workshops, networking events, peer support for projects, mini-conferences, and coordination of the annual Innovation Competition. More information about the OECD can be found at https://blogs.iu.edu/jsomoecd/.

Jacobs Academy administers all aspects of workshops and special programs for the Jacobs School of Music. In addition, the office runs the ongoing pre-college program and the summer residential pre-college academies. More information can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/precollege/index.html.

The mission of the Society of the Friends of Music is to create and sustain scholarships for promising and talented IU Jacobs School of Music students. Together, members of this vital annual giving society ensure that the rapidly evolving world students enter will continue to benefit from the unparalleled musical heritage of the Jacobs School.  More information can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/giving/ways-to-give/areas-to-support.html.

The William and Gayle Cook Music Library spans four floors of the Beth Meshulam Simon Music Library and Recital Center. With close to 800,000 cataloged titles and well over 1,000,000 items, and a staff that includes eight librarians and professional staff, six support staff, and approximately forty-five student assistants, it is recognized as one of the largest music libraries in North America. The strengths of the collection include extensive holdings of printed music from all periods of music history, with a special emphasis on opera; theory treatises from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century; Russian/Soviet music and music of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War; early keyboard and violin primary source materials; Black and Latin American music collections; and scholarly editions of historical monuments and composers’ collected works. In addition, the performing ensembles collection contains scores and parts for large ensembles, including virtually all of the standard orchestral and choral repertoire in support of the Jacobs School of Music’s choirs and orchestras. The Music Library also provides access to hundreds of electronic resources as detailed on its website. Digital music library projects, including Media Collections Online and Pages Online, provide digital access to more than 85,000 sound recordings and scores. The University’s Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative digitized nearly all of the unique and historic sound recordings in the Cook Library’s collections. Of the 120 public computers (Windows and Macintosh) in the library, more than half have MIDI keyboards, all with associated music software. Further information is available at https://libraries.indiana.edu/music-library.

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