Weclome to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts

Unified for 25! is the theme of our 25th anniversary celebration of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. Join us this year as we continue to bring the arts to those in our immediate community, state, and the world. With the wide variety of activities this year, there is something for everyone, and if you are a student, admission is free of charge. We offer a superb arts education at an affordable price, where you study with the professor of practice, and never the professor's aid. Join us for breathtaking performances, spirited conversation, and thought provoking imagery. Connect//Collaborate//Create

Martin Endowed Professor in Piano

Indiana University South Bend has commenced a search for the Martin Endowed Professor in Piano at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts through the Martin Family Fellowship Piano Residencies. A candidate should be a high profile performer demonstrated by either their (1) engagement as a soloist with symphonies, (2) performance as a solo recitalist, (3) performances with chamber ensembles, (4) accompanist for major artists, and/or other attributes. The candidates for the residencies will serve a one week residency, with a candidate fufilling the position in the fall of 2008. We are excited to begin this program in March of 2017 by welcoming Joel A. Martin, March 10, and Leon Bates, March 24.

Help Us Build a Steinway

One of our current goals is to become a Steinway school, of which there are only 180+ in all of the world. This fall, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are taking a grand step in that direction. To help us achieve our goal, with your support, we are going to purchase a new 9’ concert grand Steinway Piano to grace the Louise D. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. Please select a gift amount from the list below and give through the "Give Now" button.
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The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is proud to annouce our new Master's in Communication Studies program!

We are excited to offer our new Master of Arts in Communication Studies that will enable students to pursue a PhD, acquire a teaching position, and/or advance within private or public sector careers. Our 36-credit-hour graduate program offers courses in four areas: Health Communication, Interaction and Social Processes, Media Studies, or Strategic Communication. This degree is a flexible program that full-time students can complete within two years. Classes are offered in the evening on weekdays to accommodate working professionals. Adjusted courses of study are available to part-time students.

Please visit our homepage at or the Bulletin to learn more about our program, the requirements and steps for application. We are currently reviewing applications for our Fall 2017 cohort. To begin your application, go to: graduate studies admissions

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have! Please contact our Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Dr. Kari Wilson at or 574.520.4674.

Online education

As technology evolves so does the way our students learn and the way our professors teach. The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend offers opportunities for students to learn through online classes. To learn more about an online education visit here.