String Academy

Music Theory faculty

Pianist Justin Bartlett was born in Massachusetts. He pursued degrees in piano performance at Oberlin and Indiana University, where he was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship, the school’s highest academic distinction. An enthusiastic teacher, Justin is an Adjunct Lecturer in piano performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

For more information, please contact Christina Hightower at or 812-856-1523.


Summer semester
May 1-27Summer Session I
June 19-July 15Summer Session II

Tuition and deadlines


Please Note: 1) The scheduling of lessons will be handled individually with each instructor. 2) Tuition reflects 4 weeks of instruction in Session I and another 4 weeks of instruction in Session II and includes private lessons, group class, and observation of Summer String Academy master classes and concerts. 

Session I

  • 30-minute lessons - $170
  • 45-minute lessons - $210
  • 60-minute lessons - $250

Session II

  • 30-minute lessons - $215
  • 45-minute lessons - $270
  • 60-minute lessons - $350
  • Intensive - $500


Summer I

  • Registration: May 3
  • Financial Aid: May 3
  • Payment: May 8

Summer II

  • Registration: June 12
  • Financial Aid: June 12
  • Payment: June 14

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration. New students must contact Christina Hightower at or 812-856-1523.
  2. Merit and financial aid: For merit inquiries, please contact To request a Financial Aid application, contact 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. ATTN: Tuition now includes the Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15. For any questions regarding payment, please contact IU Conferences at

Register for summer

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