Composition Department

Job Placement

Credential File Service. For graduates and near-graduates seeking a teaching or professional position in higher education, we recommend using a credential file service. The JSoM Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) offers such a service as part of the Career Portal. The service is free and can be used even after you graduate.

The JSoM Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools (including the Career Portal and credentials management services), an alumni mentorship program, workshops and career days, mentorship to student organizations, project & ensemble development, and digital publications. The OECD is in Merrill Hall, MU011 ( |

Project Jumpstart, a student-led initiative of the OECD, catalyzes innovative and entrepreneurial activity within the JSoM through workshops, mini-conferences, networking, mentoring, and more.

Each year, all IU composers and faculty are enrolled as members in the American Music Center and the American Composers Forum, which send out monthly opportunity listings. More information about IU's involvement with these organizations can be found here. is a university job site used for over 10+ years by departments at universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and around the globe to advertise their lecturer, professor, department head, dean, senior management, and professional staff jobs in all areas, including music and the visual and performing arts.