Summer Violin Institute – 2021

Session 1

Due to Covid-19, classes will be VIRTUAL this year!

June 21 – June 26, 2021

Applications for session 1 are now closed.

Deadline : April 12, 2021

The Summer Violin Institute is an intensive six day program that offers participants the opportunity to work with renowned violin faculty. The master class format provides a unique environment for students to receive individual instruction while also benefiting from knowledge imparted to the group in a collective setting. The program is designed to develop strong technical ability, advanced musical skills, thorough knowledge of repertoire and healthy practice habits.

Daily class times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)

Wednesday and Thursday evening classes will be offered from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (CDT) Students attending from Asia will have the option to choose morning or evening times to facilitate attendance due to time zone differences. See schedule.

Participant tuition: $650

Faculty for this year’s institute: Blair Milton, Ilya Kaler, Paul Kantor, I-Hao Lee, Violaine Melançon, Gerardo Ribeiro and Lucie Robert.

Audition Requirements

A video recording including one movement of a violin concerto, and one movement of a Bach solo sonata or partita (not less than 10 minutes total).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Summer Application. Upon creating a file in the Application, applicants should select “Summer Session” as their application type, and then select the workshop to which you are applying. This will ensure that your file is distributed to the correct reviewers. No separate application form is necessary—do not submit an application to Northwestern University via the Common Application or Graduate Music Online Application.

The application deadline is April 12, 2021. Payments of full tuition must be received no later than May 28, 2021.

Applicants will be required to submit a detailed resume, a repertoire list, and one letter of recommendation. Please enter the name and email of your recommender into the online application, which will allow your recommender to submit a letter electronically. Letters of recommendation should not be submitted by the applicant. Should your recommender have trouble with the online form, please contact