Young Winds

Academy faculty

Brian Shaw is Assistant Professor in the Jacobs music education department, where he works with the next generation of music teachers. He previously taught at Ohio State University, and was an award-winning music teacher and administrator in Indiana and Illinois. He is excited to welcome young musicians to IU!


Brandi Perkins is a PhD music education student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she serves as the program coordinator for Young Winds and as an associate instructor for undergraduate music education courses. Prior to IU, Brandi taught general music and band in Florida and earned a graduate degree in music performance from Youngstown State University in Ohio.

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Spring 2024 Schedule

Spring semester
January 27Program starts; First rehearsal
March 11-19Spring Break, no rehearsals (incl. 3/9 and 3/16)
April 27Program concludes; Concert day

Meeting schedule: Program meetings to take place weekly on Saturday mornings, 9-11AM.

Location: Musical Arts Center (MAC), MC066/MC070.

Tuition and deadlines


  • Tuition: $75


  • Financial aid: January 8
    • For financial aid information please contact the Office of Jacobs Academy at
  • Registration: February 3 
  • Payment: February 3 

Payment must be completed by the first rehearsal in order to participate

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration form. No auditions are required for enrollment. Late registrations may be accepted pending space availability.
  2. 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.

Registration for Spring 2025 coming late 2024

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