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Sacred Music Intensive

June 2-6, 2014

The Faculty of the Jacobs School of Music Organ and Choral Departments are delighted to announce our first collaborative summer course!

Taught by faculty from the Jacobs School of Music Organ and Choral Departments, the course supplies continuing education enrichment to choral conductors, organists and students from other institutions who seek a supportive and stimulating environment in which to sharpen skills and engage new concepts and repertoire.

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Become the Complete Choral Conductor

Achieve excellence through world-class professional training at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Study with renowned faculty, conduct a diverse array of ensembles, and research in the finest music library in the United States.



Financial support: Graduate students in the MM and DM degree programs for choral conducting are eligible to receive an Associate Instructorship that includes full tuition remission, a stipend, and health benefits.

Podium time: More podium time than any other collegiate conducting program, including podium time in daily conducting classes and with major choral ensembles of the Jacobs School of Music. Talented students serve as assistant conductors for the elite choral ensembles in the Jacobs School and perform their recitals with choir and the Conductor's Orchestra.

Opera chorus master training: IU has a unique and unprecedented comprehensive professional training program for opera chorus masters within the graduate choral conducting curriculum. Students serve as chorus masters and assist faculty with major opera productions for IU Opera and Ballet Theater, a world-renowned program that hosts 6 operas every school year.

More ensembles than any other program: The Jacobs School has the widest array of vocal ensembles of any collegiate program in the world: a cappella chamber choir; choral/orchestral; opera choruses; early music; new music; vocal jazz; collegiate show choir; world music; youth and children's choruses. Regardless of your interests, there is a chorus for you at IU.

Teaching opportunities: Graduate students act as Associate Instructors which may include teaching classes in undergraduate conducting and assisting full-time faculty with major ensembles. Our students receive valuable teaching experience as part of their degree.

Comprehensive curriculum: Graduate students take a full sequence of courses in choral literature and score reading in addition to mentoring and lessons with faculty. All students are also encouraged to take advantage of the many course offerings in the departments of music theory and musicology.