Caleb Grubb is the academic advisor for the School of Music.

“I’m originally from Franklin County, Indiana where I was highly invested into my local band program playing trombone. I went to Taylor University for psychology to prep for a research-intensive grad-school program, and I still was highly involved in music. I earned a minor in guitar, and still got to play trombone in jazz band and combo!

“I went to graduate school at Taylor also, where I got my master’s degree in higher education and student development. I was a graduate assistant in Taylor’s service learning office, working with students who wanted to go on service trips over their spring break. I had a few odd jobs during the pandemic (including being a coffee roaster, which I still do on the weekends), but now I’m here at Ball State fitting my two favorite things together: working with students and music! 

“My role as an Academic Advisor here at Ball State is to help students navigate the path to graduation. I love being able to help students who want reassurance that they are on the right path, but I also love to help navigate the challenges for those students whose degree path isn’t straight forward. More than anything though, I love hearing students’ stories and hopes for the future and playing the smallest part in that.

“If I’m not working, I’m playing music (mostly folk) with my friends, restoring retro gaming consoles, roasting coffee, brewing coffee, or birdwatching.”