Summer Music for IU Students

Welcome to Jacobs Summer of Music!

Summer programming in the Jacobs School of Music enables continuing students to complete degree requirements more quickly, participate in intensive chamber music study, take lessons in most areas, and participate in a major summer ensemble.  

Most JSOM activities will take place during the six-week 6-week period June 5­–July 14, 2017. Some classes will begin Tuesday, May 9, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes will begin June 5, but run for 8 weeks. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. Students enrolling in summer 2017 are eligible for a fee remission of 50% of the tuition cost of those lessons.
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), T331 (Musical Skills IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: all review courses in music history (M501) and music theory (T508, T509, T511).
  • Plus courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music history and literature, organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice/opera workshop. 

Preliminary list of courses planned for Summer 2017 (subject to change)

Note that students in Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs who enroll in the summer are not required to include lessons as part of their enrollment. 

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 


Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying are eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Programming TBA.


In addition to the lesson fee remission and chamber music and ensemble scholarships described above, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses are eligible for a fee remission of 20% of the cost of credits not already covered by ensemble or chamber music, lesson fee remission, or AI/GA fee remission. For an out-of-state graduate student, this scholarship is worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class.

If you have questions about summer academic programming, contact Music Advising and Records Services at (undergraduate students) (graduate students)