Welcome to the Jacobs Academy: a place to love and learn about music and dance.
Engaging with the arts is one of life’s great gifts. They enhance our well-being and serve as a source of connection and inspiration. Embedded in the community of both Jacobs and Bloomington, the Jacobs Academy offers pre-college and adult students a chance to be part of communities that value and promote artful learning.
For decades, the pre-college program at Jacobs School of Music has been a robust and growing network of music teachers and learners. Generations of students have been trained in music and dance, with many forging successful careers in the arts and others carrying essential lessons into the rest of their lives.
In 2020, the full collection of pre-college programs, adult non-curricular programs, and community engagement projects were consolidated under the umbrella of the Jacobs Academy. Through it, we offer opportunities to learn and practice music and dance to people of all ages, across the full spectrum of pre-professional to avocational learners, and connect local, regional, and global creative communities.
Participants in Jacobs Academy programs experience the highest level of teaching and learning with respected teaching artists who have trained with world-renowned Jacobs School of Music faculty, guests, and alumni. The diverse Jacobs Academy offerings help deepen participants’ relationships with dance and music and encourage a community that values and promotes artful living.