Sacred Music Intensive Workshop

Sacred Music Intensive Workshop

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Please note: All registrations must be completed online; there is no paper format of this application.

Once accepted, finish registration and pay tuition and housing fees to secure your spot in the Sacred Music Intensive Workshop. To make changes to your account including adding tuition or housing charges, or to make a payment, please see the directions HERE.

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Audition Information

Audition: General Applicants

This program is intended for participants ages 18 and older.

There is no audition for applicants in either the choral or organ tracks.

Audition: Participants in “Rehearsal Techniques Masterclass”

Audition: Professor Huff"s “Rehearsal Techniques for the Choral Conductor,” taught by Professor Walter Huff. The course will be open to all as observers/singers. Those wishing to participate as a conductor in this course should indicate this on the application form and submit a video recorded audition (DVD or YouTube link) consisting of two contrasting choral works conducted in either a rehearsal or performance setting.

Please send the audition recording to:

Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
IU Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. 3rd St. Merrill Hall 006
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Previous Summer Fees
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $70
  • Participant Tuition: $300
  • On-Campus Housing in Willkie Residence center: $50 per night (Willkie Residence Center rooms are single suites with sharing bathrooms. Basic linens are included. Meals are NOT included.) *Please be advised that dormitory lodging, while safe, convenient and inexpensive, is very basic accomodation. Those wishing for lodging at a higher level of comfort are advised to investigate one of Bloomington's many hotel options. 

*There is no financial aid available for this workshop.

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  • Application Deadline: Next offered in 2020
  • Acceptance Confirmation: Next offered in 2020
  • Total Fees Deadline: Next offered in 2020

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Check-in will take place in front of the second floor entrance of Auer Hall in Simon Music Building. See Map.


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Required Form

Please fill out the form below and return it to the office of Pre-College and Summer Programs.

Click HERE to download the form.

  • E-mail: Please scan the signed form and send it to
  • Fax: (812) 855-4936
  • Mail: 
Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs
IU Jacobs School of Music
1201 E. 3rd St. Merrill Hall 006
Bloomington, IN 47405


In the event that the course is oversubscribed, waitlisted applicants will be notified if a space becomes available; however, being on the waitlist does not guarantee a space in the program.


Tuition will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation charge to participants if withdraw prior to 30 days from start of workshop. No refunds after TBD. Refunds do not include non-refundable application fee.

Please Note:
  • The application fee of $70.00 is non-refundable and not part of tuition.
  • Only full payment will secure your position.
  • No scholarships or financial aid awards are available for this program.
  • Late applications will be accepted on the basis of available space.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • I do not hold a music degree and only have a part-time church position. Can I attend?
    The SMI is designed to inspire and instruct church musicians who come with a broad range of backgrounds so, yes, by all means.
  • Can I request a teacher?
    Applicants are able to request a teacher or teachers and, while we will try to accommodate all such requests, we cannot guarantee it.

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The Jacobs School of Music reserves the right to cancel a workshop if enrollment is not met. Participants will be informed 2 weeks before the start of the workshop and receive a full refund.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.
Indiana University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Students who believe that they are eligible for an accommodation should contact Disabled Student Services at 812-855-7578. TDD, 812-855-7654