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Jacobs School appoints Espen Jensen director of admissions and financial aid

April 12, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce that Norwegian-born Espen Jensen is its new director of admissions and financial aid. He began his activities as director on March 18, 2013.

With more than a decade of experience in higher education administration, Jensen most recently served as associate director of admissions at the Jacobs School. His previous work at IU included academic advising in both the College of Arts and Sciences, and University Division.

"Espen's experience as associate director of music admissions, his professional background in higher education, his musical education and experience, and his enthusiasm and vision, will prove to be of great benefit to the admissions office and to the Jacobs School," said Dean Gwyn Richards.

"Having been a member of the Jacobs School of Music family for the past 14 years, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to fully lead the admissions and recruitment efforts of our school," said Jensen. "Working with faculty and staff to attract young talented musicians and dancers is simply an honor, and I am extremely excited about taking on a key role in shaping the school's future."

Jensen traveled to Indiana in 1998, following his undergraduate studies at the Agder University-Conservatory in his native Norway. At IU, he enrolled in the graduate guitar program, first completing a Master of Music degree and a Performer Diploma, then a Doctor of Music in Guitar Performance.

He has developed an active performance career, appearing frequently as a solo and chamber musician in the United States and in his native country. In addition to collaborating with numerous artists, he has released two solo CDs.

Jensen has also remained an avid educator, particularly at the Jacobs School of Music's Latin American Music Center, where he led the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble for the past eight years.