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Bring on Performing Arts

At Indiana University, we're pushing the performing arts forward, helping students turn passion into profession. We don't wait for inspiration to strike. We create it.

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Expertise Highlight

Taking center stage

The performing arts at Indiana University create the leading professionals of tomorrow through artistic vision and collaborative spirit.

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Student success

Afghan violinist pursues dream

With the help of an IU alumnus, Mehran Fanoos journeyed far to pursue his passion at the Jacobs School.

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Research and creativity

IU presents world premiere of 'Anne Frank' opera

The opera's conductor, Arthur Fagen, found the project hits close to home, as his parents were survivors of the Holocaust.

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Grants to support solar eclipse arts, cultural activities

In collaboration with IU's rural solar eclipse initiative, rural Indiana communities receive funding to host arts and cultural events and programs connected to the 2024 total eclipse.

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Student success

Jacobs students score in cinema

The Scoring for Visual Media program provides students the opportunity to produce music for filmmakers.

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Student success

Playwright recalls days at IU

Award-winning playwright Lloyd Suh talks about finding his passion in theater and discovering his identity during his time at IU.

Learn more about Suh’s story

At Indiana University, we’re doing exciting things with the performing arts and are committed to leading the way forward.

Pamela Whitten President of Indiana University

Areas of expertise

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