Jacob Smith is a junior majoring in jazz bass performance from Portage, IN.

“My fondest memory at Ball State so far is being a part of Jazz 1 when we were selected to play at Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center in New York. The time leading up to that performance was some of the hardest work we’ve ever put into rehearsals and I felt that as we got closer to the date of the trip, we were becoming insanely tight as a group. While we ultimately didn’t get to go due to Covid-19, I’m really hoping we can make it work next year!

“What made me choose Ball State is the amazing faculty coupled with the very personal atmosphere. I really appreciate being able to study with several professors throughout each semester and to be able to call on them when I have questions about music and the industry in general. This is something I felt was truly unique to Ball State and made it very easy for me to pick it as my school.”