A Music and Creativity Weekend for Strings and Piano

Workshop Faculty

Brenda Brenner

Brenda Brenner is Eugene O'Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim) and associate professor of music in music education at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin and courses in violin and string pedagogy.

Constance Cook teaches at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She has championed contemporary and minority composers, and was formerly president of a chamber music organization. For 20 years, she was on the faculty of chamber music programs in Colorado, including Lamont School of Music Pre-College Academy, which she founded.

A native of California, Dr. Nathan Cheung is known for his versatility as a soloist, collaborator, composer, and improviser. Dr. Cheung claimed the 1st prize in the 2019 Los Angeles International Piano Competition and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano at Indiana University Bloomington.

Frank M. Diaz is associate professor of music in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An active scholar and teacher in the field of contemplative science, he is also affiliate faculty for the IU Cognitive Science program and co-director of the IU Music and Mind Lab.

Hilary Glen, cellist, has been praised as a “standout performer.” She is assistant principal with The Atlanta Opera, principal with the Columbus Symphony, and section member of the Atlanta Ballet and Des Moines Metro Opera. She has worked with distinguished musicians including Janos Starker, Alan Harris, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Sun Huh, a prize winner of New York International Music Concours 2021, earned her doctorate at Indiana University. Huh obtained bachelor at Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and Konzert-Examen at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She performed as a concert soloist with Collegium Musicum Jülich, Neue Philharmonia Westfalen, and Neue Kammerorchester Düsseldorf.

Andrea Kleesattel is a cellist and music educator. She is a former member of several professional orchestras in the USA and Japan and has performed in solo and chamber concerts around the world. She is an experienced Suzuki teacher with training in Dalcroze and movement practices.

Sarah Strickland is a violinist/violist/pianist, conductor, and music educator. She has taught music in NY, MI, PR, and TN. A trained Suzuki teacher, Sarah maintains a private studio of violin, viola, and piano students in Bloomington, and performs with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. She has a passion for working with adult learners.

Shelley Taylor

IU Jacobs School of Music alumna Shelley Taylor has more than 30 years of professional experience as a yoga instructor in the Bloomington, Indiana, community. In addition to having lead master classes in yoga and working with Jacobs faculty and students, she has served as adjunct yoga faculty at the IU Department of Kinesiology since 2006. 


Audrey Jo Williams, a graduate from the Eastman School of Music, is both a performer and music educator. She has over 10 years of experience teaching students of all skill levels. Audrey maintains a private studio in town teaching violin, cello, and bass. She also performs with the Bloomington Symphony. 

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

Fees & Deadlines


  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $25
  • Tuition, Early Registration Rate: $175
  • Tuition: $200


  • Early Registration Rate: April 18, 2022
  • Application Deadline: May 8, 2022

Register for Summer 2022



  • Willkie Quadrangle: $51.45/night


  • Meal Card: $50.92

*Housing and dining are separate, optional expenses.

**The Meal Card provides for one breakfast and dinner, and two lunches. 

Daily Schedule

Please note: Schedule is subject to change

Thursday, June 2nd

4-5:30 p.m. (EST)

Arrive & Check-In

Dinner (on your own)

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Mindfulness with Dr. Frank Diaz

Friday-Saturday (Daily Schedules), June 3-4th

9-10:30 a.m.

Orchestra Rehearsals; Piano Sessions

10:30 a.m.


11-12 p.m.

Orchestral sectionals; Piano repertoire

12 p.m.

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30-3:45 p.m.


Creativity Sessions (Choose Two):

Dance, Improvisation, Poetry, Painting to Music, Yoga, Chamber Music, 30-Minute Private Lesson (1)

4-5 p.m.

Group Reading session or Practice Time

Friday (Evening)

5 p.m.

Oliver Winery, wine tasting and appetizers

Dinner (on your own)

7:30 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Concert

Saturday (Evening)

5 p.m.