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Abra Bush

Abra Bush

Abra K. Bush, DMA, serves as the Henry David Jacobs Bicentennial Dean of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  Her expertise encompasses change leadership, curriculum and policy development, student retention initiatives, institutional effectiveness, and leadership development of faculty and staff. 


Dr. Bush earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Master of Music in Opera Theater from Oberlin Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice from the Ohio State University. She has previously served as Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the Director of the Music Division at the Boston Conservatory and as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Assessment at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. She is a board member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Equity Arc, and is the North American representative to the Council of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires.


Jacobs School of Music,

Indiana University Bloomington,



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