How to Apply
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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Spring 2013 Online Registration: Click Here!
Please download the safety and media release forms [PDF], sign, and bring to first choir rehearsal. These are needed annually.
First Voices students: you do not need to attend placement sessions. There is a limit of 12 students in each First Voices choir. Please contact us before registering. Spring Semester for First Voices begins January 7, 2013. Please click on "Calendar" in the left menu for rehearsal information.
**Please note: If your child is in the Descant, Allegro, or Chamber Choir your application and documentation must be received by Friday, Janury 18, 2013, for your child to be considered for financial aid. For First Voices, the deadline for financial aid application is Monday, February 11, 2012**
Financial Aid may be awarded to families who have a total family income under $35,000 per year. 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.
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. Upon completion of the $25 payment,go to 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 W2s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 855-6025.
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 email@example.com 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:
IU JSOM, Merrill Hall 006
1201 E. 3rd St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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.
Once the award has been determined, families will be notified by email. At that time, the email will include a promo code, you can log in using the same user name and password. You will be able to use the promo code to reduce the total due and then pay any remaining fees.
Financial aid for Descant, Allegro and Chamber Choir - January 18, 2013 (forms not received by the deadline will be ineligible for aid)
Financial aid for First Voices -February 11, 2013 (forms not received by the deadline will be ineligible for aid)
Applications for Descant, Allegro and Chamber Choir - January 14, 2013 (rehearsals begin Jan. 10)
Applications for First Voices - February 7, 2013 (or until full)
ALL Fees: February 15, 2013
Requests for refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds require $35 for reimbursements.