Founded in 1993, the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering unity and creating opportunity through music; educating youth about the role of music and culture in social change; investing in music education programs; creating performance opportunities for young and emerging musicians; and inspiring young people with practical experience in the music industry.
As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating those who influence music performance and education around the globe. Its graduates include some of the world's most successful performers, conductors, composers, music educators, scholars, and managers of arts organizations.
Founded in 1974, the African American Arts Institute is a performing arts program operated under the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana University -Bloomington. The African American Arts institute is one of the premier university performing arts programs in the nation. The ensembles are offered concurrently as courses through the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. Membership is open by audition to all students on the IU Bloomington campus.