Sacred Music Intensive Workshop

Sacred Music Intensive Workshop

How to Apply


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Pre-Registration for Summer 2018: CLICK HERE!

*This program is intended for participants ages 18 and older.

To make changes to your account including adding tuition or housing charges, or to make a payment, please see the directions HERE.

Acceptance notification date: no later than May 5, 2018

Once accepted, finish registration and pay tuition and housing fees to secure your spot in the Sacred Music Intensive Workshop 2018!

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

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Audition Information

Audition: General Applicants

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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  • 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: April 27, 2018
  • Acceptance Confirmation: no later than May 5, 2018
  • Total Fees Deadline: May 14, 2018

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Check-in will take place on June 4th from 8:00am-8:30am in front of the second floor entrance of Auer Hall in Simon Music Building. See Map.

Last Day

The workshop will conclude at 9:30pm on Friday, June 8th.

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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

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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.

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Tuition will be refunded minus a $100 cancellation charge to participants if withdraw prior to 30 days from start of workshop. No refunds after May 14th. 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