I.U. Children's Choir

I.U. Children's Choir

How to Apply


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All of our applications are completed online. There is no paper application available. Click the link below to go the registration website. Your email is your user name. Create a password and retain for future access to the account. If you are not applying for financial aid or a merit award, then you can complete the payment process with a credit card or check following the instructions on the application. If applying for Financial aid or a Merit Award, please see instructions below.

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Registration for Fall 2018 click HERE!


Fall Retreat at Waycross

IUCC will hold its annual fall retreat for Descant, Allegro, and Chamber Choirs at Waycross on September 7th and 8th. To register, please download and complete the attached registration form. In addition, you will need to select the Waycross Retreat when you register (or add it using the online account you created to register for IUCC) and pay electronically. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Arnold at meliarno@umail.iu.edu. To download the registration form for the retreat, click HERE.

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

First Voices students: you do not need to attend placement sessions. There is a limit of 15 students in each First Voices choir. Please contact Brent Gault by email at bgault@indiana.edu before registering. 

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  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $15 - MUST be paid at the time of application to be considered registered

  • (Optional) Financial Aid Application Fee: $10

  • First Voices Fall Only or Full Year: 4:30 section: $112 (fall)  $224 (full year)

  • First Voices Fall Only or Full Year: 5:30 section: $112 (fall)  $224 (full year)

  • Descant Choir Full Year: $272

  • Allegro Choir Full Year: $272

  • Chamber Choir Full Year: $372

*Please DO NOT send checks or other forms of payment to the Office of Pre-College and Summer Programs. 


All payments due no later than:  September 30th, 2018

Financial aid applications are due September 20th, 2018

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Please download the safety and media release forms, sign, and bring to the first choir rehearsal. These forms are needed annually. If you are applying for financial aid, please download, fill out, and return the form to our office. Financial Aid forms are needed each semester.



Precollege and Summer Programs, JSOM
1201 E Third StreetMerrill Hall 006
Bloomington, IN 47405


Fall 2018 classes will be offered at:

First Presbyterian Church
221 E 6th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

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Financial Aid

**Please note: Financial aid applications are due September 20

Financial Aid may be awarded to families who have a total family income under $35,000 per year. Families with multiple children may have a higher income if qualify for reduced school lunch fees. For more information about whether or not you qualify for reduced school lunch fees, please CLICK HERE. International students may apply for a merit-based awards but are not eligible for financial aid. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Legal Residents may apply for financial aid.

Step 1:

Use the online registration procedure to create your student record. Tuition payment is not required at this time. Pay only the registration fee and financial aid fee at this time.

Step 2:

Download the Financial aid application CLICK HERE and mail the following 3 items below to the address on the financial aid application.

  • Completed Financial Aid Application

  • Photocopies of parent/guardian's most recent signed Federal Tax Form 1040

  • Copies of W2

  • Mail or fax paperwork to the address listed at the bottom of the financial aid application

Step 3:

Once the tuition waiver has been determined, families will be contacted by email and given further instruction. At that time, you will be able to return to the students record using the same user name and password, and pay remaining fees. Questions? Please contact the Office of Precollege and Summer Programs at musicsp@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-6025.

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Artistic Merit Awards

Merit Awards are only available to students who have been in the program at least one semester.

For information about Artistic Merit Awards, please contact: Director Brent Gault at bgault@indiana.edu or call (812) 855-7993.

To apply for an Artistic Merit Award:

Use the online registration procedure to create your student record. Pay only the $15 registration fee. Tuition payment is not required at this time. Submit a written letter request for consideration of merit award. Please include which program you are applying for. Mail your request to:

Director Brent Gault
IU JSOM, Merrill Hall 006
1201 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Letter Criteria:

State the reasons why the student deserves a merit-based award. The determination of merit awards is based primarily on the following factors:

  • talent and proficiency as demonstrated in performance and lessons

  • progress and work ethic (evaluated in consultation with the principal teacher)

  • information provided in the application letter

  • successful past participation in IUCC or other pre-college music programs.

Be specific when writing your letter of request. Among the topics you may wish to address:

  • musical activities past and present: recitals, school or church performances, music clubs, summer music camps, etc.

  • musical achievement: honors and awards received, competitive auditions won, performances in master classes or selective events, scholarships or grants for music study.

  • any musical accomplishment you are proud of

Additional considerations: tell us anything else you feel we should know; e.g. you may want to mention the student's feelings about music, dedication, or musical ambitions; or you may want to discuss special circumstances you would like us to take into account.

**Note: Competition for merit awards is intense, and the budget is small. Students who are young and have not studied choir for long are unlikely to receive merit aid. Letters requesting merit awards should be concise and to the point. Renewal letters can be very brief. The director will consult with an applicant's teacher regarding lesson attendance, practice habits, general progress, etc.**

If you have any questions or if your situation changes due to new financial or medical circumstances, please click on "Contact Us" in the left menu for contact information.

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Refund Policy

Requests for refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds require $35 for reimbursements.

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