Summer Violin Institute

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

June 22 – June 27, 2020

Application deadline extended to May 25

The Summer Violin Institute is an intensive two-week 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. Students will perform in a variety of master classes, technique classes and performances.

Daily class times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)  See schedule.
Participant tuition: $550, Full Program Auditors: $200, Day Auditors (2 sessions): $50

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

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 may be submitted via email to: Please upload video audition material to YouTube or Google Docs and include a link in your application email.

Applicants will be requested to submit a detailed resume, a repertoire list, and one letter of recommendation.

The email application should include your contact information:
cell phone
year in school
home address
current teacher
teacher email

Please ask your recommender to email the letter to:

The application deadline is May 25, 2020. Payments of full tuition must be received no later than June 1, 2020. Your place in the class will not be considered reserved until payment is received. No refunds for cancellation after June 8. Cancellations after June 8 will forfeit any payments made.

Please note: Applications are reviewed and acceptance notices will be sent out on a rolling basis beginning February 1. Enrollment may fill before the May 25 deadline. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

For more information contact:

Auditors are asked to register at least three days in advance.