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.


Spring semester
January 9Classes begin
January 16Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no classes
March 12-19Spring Break, no classes
April 29Classes conclude
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 a 15-week semester and includes private lessons, group class, theory class, chamber music, and masterclass where appropriate. 

  • First Year Beginners: 30-minute lessons - $465
  • 30-minute lessons - $615
  • 45-minute lessons - $715
  • 60-minute lessons - $815
  • Violin Virtuosi: 60-minute lessons - $915


  • Financial aid - December 26, 2022
  • Registration and payment due - January 6, 2023

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration and submit the Participant Agreement Form. 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

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