Music Clinic

Travel and Housing


Registration and Check-In for the 2020 Summer Music Clinic will be held on Sunday, June 14 from 12:30-3 PM. Parking details and check-in instructions will be emailed the week before camp begins.

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If flying, we recommend flying into the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Arrival time should be scheduled between 10:00 AM and noon on Sunday. This span of time will allow for any delays, travel to Bloomington (about an hour), and a timely arrival for the 12:30-3:00 PM check-in.

Travel from IND to Bloomington

For students under age 18, the best option for traveling from the airport to Bloomington is Classic Touch Limousine Service: 800-319-0082.
Classic Touch Limousine Service offers a discounted rate of $79.35 each way, and that includes gratuity. All parents will need to do to receive this rate is call and mention that their child coming to IU for the Summer Music Clinic.

For 18-year-olds, round-trip shuttle rides from IND to Bloomington may be purchased online from Go Express Travel. Please request a drop-off at "Willkie North Dormitory." Summer Music Clinic staff members will be waiting at this stop to accompany shuttle students to the dorm.

The Finale Concert on Saturday, June 20 should be completed by 3:30 PM. We recommend that for traveling home, you arrange a return limo or shuttle for the earliest time after this concert. Because the orchestra will be performing first, students in this ensemble will be free to leave after 2:00 PM. Students performing in either of the two bands should arrange to leave after 3:45 PM. We recommend an IND flight departure time of 6:00 PM or later to allow for travel time and check-in at the airport.

Our Summer Music Clinic manager will contact students and families who we anticipate will be traveling to Bloomington by air. Because we understand the anxiety of students traveling by air unaccompanied, please don’t hesitate to contact us at iusmc [at] iu [dot] edu or at 812-855-1372 if you have any questions or concerns.


All Summer Music Clinic students will live in a residence hall within walking distance of the Jacobs School of Music. Each student will stay in an air-conditioned double room with each floor being equipped with several restrooms, each with private shower and toilet stalls. Students should plan on bringing:

  • a set of extra-long twin sheets and blanket (or a sleeping bag)

  • pillow and pillowcase

  • towels

  • students may bring cell phones, although they will be required to be turned off during all classes, rehearsals, and concerts.

While in the residence hall, students will be highly supervised. Each floor will have multiple Summer Music Clinic counselors in residence living with the students.

Hotels and Motels

For parents and guardians who wish to stay in Bloomington, there are many off-campus accommodation options available.  Please visit for information about finding hotels, or contact the hotels listed below.

Hilton Garden Inn – this hotel is offering a reduced rate of $129.00. Reservations can be made HERE.
245 N College Ave, 812-961-3924

Courtyard by Marriott
310 S. College Ave, 812-335-8000

Hampton Inn
2100 N. Walnut St, 812-334-2100

Indiana Memorial Union (on-campus)
900 E. 7th St, 812-856-6381