|By PianoLady on Thursday, November 01, 2001 - 05:14 pm: Edit|
For a high school junior who excells in piano - what do you think about Indiana - Bloomington? She might be good enough for Juilliard, but she kind of likes the idea of a non-urban environment, plus she prefers the big course selection of a large university.
|By Roger (Roger) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 09:53 am: Edit|
Hi, PianoLady. Bloomington is a great choice for music - it's generally ranked at the same level as the top conservatories. There are some significant differences, of course - Indiana offers the amenities of a traditional college campus: huge selection of courses and majors, Big Ten athletics, attractive college-town environment, etc. For better or worse, of course, Bloomington isn't New York City.
One other possibility comes to mind since your daughter's instrument is piano. Indiana University at South Bend (IUSB) is home to the Toradze Piano Studio, headed up by world-renowned pianist Lexo Toradze. The small group of students accepted into this program come from all over the country and the world, and many have gone on to win major competitions worldwide. They seem to be well-connected in recording and performance circles.
If your daughter is serious about piano, I'd suggest she visit both Indiana campuses. IUSB is not nearly as well known as Bloomington, and currently lacks on-campus dorms. The South Bend campus is definitely on the rise, though, as major construction has been going on for the last few years. Major library, athletic, classroom, and other facilities have been added. Property has been purchased for dorms, which are probably still a few years away.
Of all three, IU Bloomington will probably offer the best traditional undergrad experience. IUSB is worth a look for a student seriously interested in piano performance as a career, as, of course, are Juilliard and similar schools. Good luck to your daughter!
|By AngryHoosier on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 11:15 am: Edit|
Bring back the GENERAL!
|By GFI on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 01:15 pm: Edit|
Your post is kind of off-topic, AH, but (although you probably disagree) I thought it was good to see that the administration finally decided that Bob Knight wasn't the defacto Chancellor. The fact that he survived as long as he did may indicate that athletics still wield too much power at IU, but thank goodness the school didn't cave in again. He's a great coach and will be in the Hall of Fame for sure, but he needs some professional help.
|By Maggie Muffin on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 11:01 pm: Edit|
hey. I was wondering if you knew of any competitions for young pianists in Indiana? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|By Roger (Roger) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 11:06 pm: Edit|
Maggie, what age range are you thinking of?
|By Bryan on Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 09:48 pm: Edit|
Why is it that from what I see, no one posts here?....Need to get this thing going...With all the great people at IU this place should be active, with people talking, and of course meeting other people from the campus here.
|By Dadster on Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
Maybe everyone is too busy partying at IU - the newly crowned #1 party school in the country. I was actually kind of surprised by that. IU students know how to party, but #1?????
|By Bryan on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 04:21 am: Edit|
IU has always been known for its partying...I dont know why, just is....good place for parties lol
|By Jordan (Jordan) on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 - 11:35 pm: Edit|
Can anyone tell me which is the best dorm near the music school?
|By Amd (Amd) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 01:11 pm: Edit|
Read is the closest, and that's where most music majors live.
|By Jordy (Jordy) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
Anyone auditioning for the ballet program on Oct. 10? I'd love to talk to any ballet majors at IU. I've lots of questions.
|By Money_Money2020 (Money_Money2020) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
How hard is it to get into IU? I'm a Junior with a 3.1 GPA, tough courseload though (2 APs this year and honors classes in History English and Spanish every year).
|By Woogiewilly25 (Woogiewilly25) on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 12:03 pm: Edit|
You'll be fine. I got in with a 3.3 unweighted GPA, 3 APs and 2 honors...and IU doesnt require SATs (which blows because i spent 1000 bucks doing sat prep to get my score up higher)...Are you inistate or out of state? if you're out of state they will prob take you and offer shcolarship, they are desperate for out of state...Oh and a bit of advice, do the app (which is SO simple, there's no essay) early and send it in in the beginning of like, october, you'll get a decision in early november and at least then you'll know you're in somewhere...i sent my in beginning of November and I knew I was in somewhere by mid december which was a HUGE relief
|By Money_Money2020 (Money_Money2020) on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit|
Thanks. Yeah I am out of state (Illinois). Thanks for the advice of sending in the app early. I'll be sure to do it. Are you planning on attending IU?
|By Vulcano (Vulcano) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 05:19 pm: Edit|
In the housing application for housing, is putting down just one preference (neighborhood) okay?
|By Hoosierdaddy (Hoosierdaddy) on Monday, February 23, 2004 - 01:14 am: Edit|
One preference is fine, Vulcano. Do you know enough about the neighborhoods though to be comfortable in your decison. I would recommend the Central neighborhood- best food and best location. Second best would be the Southeast.
|By Silent_Angel (Silent_Angel) on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 10:44 am: Edit|
k im confused... i am gonna major in biology and take pre-med. are both of those offered in bloomington or would i have to go to indianapolis. and by the sound of indianapolis from one site *public schools people not private* it sounded as if indianapolis didnt have dorms... is that the case?
|By Silent_Angel (Silent_Angel) on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit|
|By Hoosier04 (Hoosier04) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit|
I'm heading to IU next year for Chemistry and pre-med; Bloomingtom offers both Biology and pre-med, so you would not need to attend IUPUI for either. The Med Center is at IUPUI, but you can easily do your undergrad at Bloomington. Regarding IUPUI, they haven't had dorms in the past, or, if they have, they certainly don't have enough; most people I know that have gone there just end up getting an apt. somewhere off-campus. Hope that helped.
|By Nhussain (Nhussain) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 02:47 pm: Edit|
Hi...Im going to Indiana Bloomington for Business programs!Are they any good???How are the residence halls at this college???Can anyone please guide me...which residence is worth tryin out
|By Zhou (Zhou) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 07:32 am: Edit|
I've been accepted into Kelley School of Business as well with a $7000 Faculty Award!Yeah!Anyone who recommends the IU Business Program?
|By Arcanius (Arcanius) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 06:34 pm: Edit|
Began my IU career in 1968; that's when it was a party school. The current #1 ranking is based to some degree on arrest reports. The school is not wilder, the police are just slightly more diligent. Active Greek scene that stays pretty much within itself, plenty to do for independents. Will finally graduate next month, archaeology. The town hasn't changed that much. IU perennially at the top in public education; music, business, and journalism exceptional. How else can I help?
|By Zhou (Zhou) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 06:22 am: Edit|
What are the advantages of an IU-Bloomington honors college experience?
|By Nhussain (Nhussain) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 09:50 am: Edit|
Hey...I have gotten into Bloomington...They say that i will enroll into the university division and then after completing the prerequisites will be shifted to kelley...which is the best neighbourhood for a freshman???which neighbourhood has the most number of south asian people(Indians and Pakistanis)???
|By Zhou (Zhou) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 05:07 am: Edit|
I got directly into Kelley!
|By Taxguy (Taxguy) on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 09:25 pm: Edit|
My daughter is very good in Art and is considering going here for graphich arts. How good is the program?
|By Kinglin2 (Kinglin2) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 12:03 am: Edit|
I've been looking at Indiana, took a tour in all. Anyways, what is a typical school day like, such as how are the classes and course work? Do you like the teachers? And how are the parties of course And the women. Also admissions, its seems pretty easy to get in is that true?
|By Tenniscrazy (Tenniscrazy) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:56 pm: Edit|
How prestigious is IUB anyway, if you're not going to Kelley?
|By Ivysearch (Ivysearch) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 05:21 pm: Edit|
Indiana Bloomington is rated highly in many areas. I understand it has a active student life and offers an excellent education. I believe admission is becoming more selective as it's popularity increases.
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