Choral Department

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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 MM and DM students serve as assistant conductors to the faculty-led choral ensembles and doctoral students in particular have the opportunity to perform one of their recitals with a major choral ensemble 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. MM and DM choral conducting graduate students have the opportunity to serve as associate or assistant chorus masters for the major operas produced by the world-renowned IU Opera and Ballet Theater.

More ensembles than most other universities: 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; youth and children's choruses. Regardless of your interests, there is a chorus for you at IU!

Teaching opportunities: Graduate students have the opportunity to serve as Associate Instructors in the Jacobs School. For MM students, this typically comes with conducting duties with the Symphonic Choir and other duties as assigned. For DM students, this usually includes teaching classes in undergraduate conducting and assisting full-time faculty with major ensembles. All of our AI's receive valuable teaching experience as part of their financial aid package.

Comprehensive curriculum: Graduate students take a full sequence of courses in conducting, choral literature, rehearsal techniques, and score reading in addition to mentoring and lessons with faculty. Of course, all students are also encouraged to take advantage of the many course offerings in the departments of music theory, music education, and musicology, as well as the diverse liberal arts course offerings throughout the plethora of colleges and schools within Indiana University.