Contact the School of Music


Connect with the School of Music Student Services & Administrative Offices:

Email us
Email is monitored from Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you are a student, please include your student ID in your email

If you’d like to meet with our Admissions & Student Services Front Desk representatives via Zoom:

Make an appointment by emailing

A comprehensive staff contact list is available online and includes areas of responsibility, hours of availability, and preferred mode of communication. 

Rachel Hest, Student Services Operations Specialist | 612-626-7944 | Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (M–F)

Ultan Recital Hall (via intranet), recital grades, elective/secondary lesson assignments, and student permission numbers, chamber ensemble coach assignments and student permission numbers, juries, office supply requests.

Brian Jacoby, Executive Office & Administrative Specialist (preferred contact method) | 612-626-1882 

Scheduling meetings with Director of the School of Music, key requests and distribution for faculty, grad instructors, and staff; Chrome River/T-cards, P-cards, Professional Services Contracts; Honorariums, check requests, purchase orders, check deposits.

Chief of Staff/Administrative Manager

 612-625-4870 | Office Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (M–F)

Primary unit expert and resource re: policies and procedures, including faculty promotion and tenure; award dossiers; faculty and staff searches; sabbaticals and leaves; FMLA; annual review of probationary faculty; annual report of outside professional activities and business procedures; employment contracts, teaching loads, salary and fringe; Department HR contact.

Contact Front Desk / Admissions & Student Services: 612-624-5740

Contact Administrative Office (faculty/staff only): 612-301-3183