How to Apply

Quick Links

***New students: Please contact Christina Hightower before sending in your registration form. Please see "Contact us" in the left menu..***

Spring 2015 Online Registration for String Academy: Click HERE!
2015 String Academy - Sessions I and II Summer Registration:  Click HERE!
Jr. String Academy Students may register if you have received an acceptance letter. Jr. Summer String Academy Registration: Click Here!

Tanguero Workshop 2015: Immediately following String Academy, a Tango Music workshop for strings, piano, and bandoneón with a special price for String Academy students.  Read more.

To make changes to your account or to make a payment, please see the directions HERE.


Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $15

Spring 2015
 First year beginners      $425 (students are eligible for two semesters)
30 min. private lessons  $525
45 min. private lesson    $640
60 min. private lesson    $750


Registration Deadline: January 9th, 2015
All Fees Due: ALL fees are due BEFORE student begins lessons.
Financial Aid App Deadline: January 9th, 2015
(*Instructors will not be allowed to continue lessons unless paid in full by the second week of lessons*).

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Download the Safety and media release forms [PDF], fill out, and bring to your first lesson. These are needed annually.

Download the String Academy Handbook [PDF]. For policies, guidelines and detailed information about the String Academy. You may download Adobe Acrobat here.

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Financial Aid (Fall and Spring semesters only)

**Please Note: There is NO Financial aid offered during the Summer.

  • Financial aid is limited to 10% of tuition.

  • Financial Aid may be awarded to families who have a total family income under $35,000 per year or have a student that currently qualify for his or her school’s free or reduced price lunch program.

  • 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. Upon completion of the $25 payment,go to Step 2.

Step 2:

Download the financial aid application Click here (PDF) 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

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 student's record using the same user name and password, and pay remaining fees.

Student may begin lessons while financial aid is being determined. If no financial aid is awarded, the entire amount will be owed.

Questions? Please contact: the Office of Precollege and Summer Programs at or call (812) 855-6025

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Courtesy Discounts for multiple siblings

The String Academy offers a $25 discount per child if the family enrolls 3 or more students from the same family at once. If you would like to be considered for a family discount, please mark the discount section on your application accordingly.

**Please note: discounts are NOT automatically applied to accounts when this option is chosen, but are subject to approval by the Program Director and the Special Programs office. You may delay your payment until any requested discount is approved. You will be emailed upon approval. Contact with questions.

Refund Policy
  • There is a $50.00 processing fee on all tuition refunds.

  • If a student has committed himself for the semester and the teacher has reserved the time slot, and if school has begun, no more than 50% of the tuition will be reimbursed after week two.

  • After week six, no tuition will be refunded.

  • If a student must leave the String Academy due to health reasons, the refund will be up to the discretion of the director.