At the Jacobs School of Music, the needs of the student come first. Character, discipline, and collegiality are as valued as excellence in performance, pedagogy, and scholarship.

Creativity is fundamental to the human condition and central to societies. It is both personal and collaborative. In the ways our faculty and students interact in the studio, share ideas in the classroom, collaborate on stage, and engage with audiences, we strengthen the bonds of mutual respect and personal connection to all individuals. With a commitment to serving Jacobs students, the campus, our community, and the broader society we value

  • a community and academic environment in which everyone has the support necessary to thrive personally, creatively, and intellectually;
  • diversity within individual departments and across the school among the student body, faculty, and staff;
  • inclusiveness within and across all fields of study within the school;
  • the pursuit of scholarship, pedagogy, and performance at the highest levels; and
  • engagement with established, new, and increasingly diverse audiences.

These values enrich our scholarship, our pedagogy, and our artistic activities and will shape our interactions with the community and the wider world.

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Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.