IU Children's Choir

Academy faculty

Brent Gault

Brent Gault is professor of music education and interim chair of the Music Education Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He has served as a presenter and guest lecturer for colleges and music education organizations in the United States, Canada, China, and Ireland, and Singapore.

Amy Price graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Spanish. After launching her career as an elementary music specialist, Amy completed Conversational Solfege with Dr. John Feierabend and earned Kodaly Certification through IU’s Summer Kodaly Institute. Currently Amy teaches music privately in Bedford, Indiana.

Jenna Sears (she/they) is an educator, ethnomusicologist, and vocalist whose work specializes in community music and arts-based research practices based in Ireland and the United States. They have a B.M.E/B.M. in Music Education and Voice Performance from Indiana University. Recently completing their M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick, they researched the impact of community-led soundscapes during the Covid-19 pandemic. As an educator, they design music curriculum focused on aspects of mutual aid, social inclusion, and world music-informed pedagogy. Currently, they are the Vocal Director for Brown County Middle School and the founder of the Brown County Spoken Word Project, an initiative that engages rural communities in collective storytelling projects. Sears is also an active poet and vocalist, and performs locally. 


Bill Morgan is a Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk certified teacher with over thirty-two years' experience teaching children. He has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Evansville and MA in education from Northern Kentucky University. His Orff-Schulwerk training was completed at the University of Kentucky, and he completed his Kodály certification at Indiana University. Bill currently teaches third-sixth grade general music and choir at Binford Elementary.

For more information, please contact musicsp@iu.edu.


Fall semester
August 29Allegro, Descant, & Chamber Choirs: Placement sessions
August 31Descant, Allegro, & Chamber Choirs: First rehearsal
September 21First Voices: First rehearsal
October 12Fall Break, no rehearsals
October 28IU Choir and Orchestra Performance (7:30 PM, Musical Arts Center)
November 23Thanksgiving break, no rehearsals
December 5Final rehearsal
December 9IUCC Winter concert (12:30 PM, St. John the Apostle Church)
Spring semester
January 16Spring Placement Sessions
January 18Descant, Allegro, & Chamber Choirs: First rehearsal
February 8First Voices: First rehearsal
March 14No rehearsals, IU Spring Break
April 18Final Spring Rehearsal
April 20IUCC Spring Concert (1:00 PM, St. John the Apostle Church, Bloomington)

Rehearsals will be located at First Presbyterian Church (221 E. 6th St. Bloomington) unless otherwise noted

Placement sessions

Placement Sessions will be held at the First Presbyterian Church from 4:30 - 6:00 on Tuesday, August 29th. Children interested in First Voices (Kindergarten and First Grade) do not need to attend the placement sessions but should complete registration materials found on the IUCC website as soon as possible in order to reserve a spot.

Program offerings

Conductor: Amy Hartzell Price
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 4:30–5:20 PM or 5:30–6:20 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Enrollment Limit: 12/section (24 total)

Time is devoted to choir rehearsal and musicianship training with games and songs geared toward teaching the rudiments of music. 

Conductor: Bill Morgan
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 4:40–5:40 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Enrollment Limit: 25

Rehearsal consists of vocal development training along with the development of musicianship.

Conductor: Dr. Brent Gault
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 4:40–5:40 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Enrollment Limit: 25

Time is devoted to a choir rehearsal that incorporates music theory into the rehearsal. This choir performs widely.

Conductor: Jenna Sears
Meeting Times: Thursdays, 4:40–6:00 PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church

Enrollment Limit: 30

Tuition and deadlines


  • First Voices  - $195/semester
  • Descant Choir - $340/year
  • Allegro Choir - $340/year
  • Chamber Choir - $410/year


  • Financial aid - August 9, 2023
  • Registration and payment due - September 18, 2023

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration form. With the exception of First Voices, auditions are required for admission. Late registrations may be accepted pending space availability.
  2. Financial aid: To request a Financial Aid application, please contact musicsp@iu.edu. For those individuals awaiting merit or financial aid decisions, please register in full (e.g., specify the class selection) and select the option to delay payment.
  3. Payment: Accepting payment via credit card or check. Please do not send checks or any other forms of payment to the Office of Jacobs Academy.

Register for Fall 2023

Once you have completed the previous steps, please submit the Participant Agreement Form