Jacobs Organ Academy

Jacobs Organ Academy

Christopher Young

Director, Jacobs Organ Academy
Due to Indiana University’s commitment to preserving and improving public health in the midst of this global pandemic, we regret to announce that the 2020 Jacobs Organ Academy has been cancelled for this year.  Questions pertaining to refunds should be directed to our Special Programs Office (www.music.indiana.edu/precollege). 
We wish everyone good health and look forward to the time when we can gather in Bloomington to make and enjoy music together at the 2021 Academy!


 Welcome from the Course Director!

Welcome to the Jacobs School of Music Organ Academy website! This academy is designed for inquisitive and motivated pre-college and collegiate organists and/or keyboardists who seek a week of engagement with artist faculty, the stimulation of encountering new ideas, opportunities to perform on outstanding instruments, and the camaraderie of others interested in the King of Instruments. Our modest tuition includes daily lessons, classes, practice room privileges, exposure to the university’s vast library holdings and instrumental collections, including harpsichords and two university carillons.

There will be one track for Pre-College students, (age 13-17) and another for College age, (18+).

A dedicated and welcoming faculty, inspiring concert halls with organs of international renown, and a beautiful campus combine to make this academy a unique experience that will have lasting value for developing organists. Please consider how the Jacobs Academy might aid YOUR development and join us in Bloomington this-coming July!


Christopher Young
Professor of Organ
Organ Department
Course Director