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.

Contact Christina Hightower ( / 812-856-1523) for more information.


2022–23 Schedule
DatesProgram information
August 22Fall Session begins
October 14–16Fall Break
November 20–27Thanksgiving Break
December 24–January 1Winter Break
January 9Spring Session begins
January 16Martin Luther King Jr. Day
March 12–19Spring Break
May 1–27Summer Session I
June 19–July 15Summer Session II

Tuition and deadlines

Important Notes: 1) The scheduling of lessons will be handled individually with each instructor. 2) Tuition includes private lesson, group class, theory class, chamber music, and masterclass where appropriate. 3) Semester is 15 weeks in length.

  • Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $15
  • First Year Beginners: 30-minute lessons: $450
  • 30-minute lessons: $600
  • 45-minute lessons: $700
  • 60-minute lessons: $800
  • Violin Virtuosi: 60-minute lessons: $900


  • Registration & Financial aid – September 12, 2022
  • Payment due – September 26, 2022

How to apply

  1. All String Academy applications are completed online. Please retain your email username and password for future access to the account. New students must contact Christina Hightower at or 812-856-1523.
  2. Complete the payment process with a credit-card or check. Please Note: The Non-Refundable Registration Fee is not included in the cost of tuition.
  3. Questions regarding payment should go to
  4. Submit the required Participant Agreement Form.

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