Update: July 21:

Some new photos were posted today from the July 3 class.
Please send a request if you would like to have audio from your segments of class, or if you have had any trouble downloading your videos.

Update: July 12:

Videos from the classes and recitals have been posted on Google drive and links sent to each participant. They will be available for 30 days. Please let me know if you need additional time to download the files.

Update: July 5:

Classes are in Pick-Staiger again today, beginning at 10 AM.

Let’s plan for a group photo after the morning class!

Update: July 4

Classes today are in Regenstein Hall (MCR)

For anyone interested in the fireworks – you can watch a great show right down the street at Dawes Park. It’s the main spot in Evanston so try to get there early. A good place from which to watch is the upper level of the parking structure next to the Music Building.

Update: June 25

If you are using campus housing, check-in is at Foster Walker, 1927 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Update: June 23

Classes will be held on stage at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. 50 Arts Circle Drive. Please use the stage door on the south east corner of the building. (toward the lake)

Update: June 18

The daily schedule is now available.

Update: May 10

Information on housing during the summer at Northwestern is now available.  Please use this link: Summer Session Housing web page and click on NU Housing Portal. A Northwestern NetID is needed to apply for housing, which have been sent to those who have confirmed that they will be attending. If you have not received one, please call the office. 847-491-3141.

If you plan to use campus housing, please register right away, as space is somewhat limited.

Please consider the repertoire suggestions below as you prepare to attend the SVI. Having several pieces that are already well prepared will give you the flexibility to play different pieces for different teachers.

When you have decided on what you will play while you are here, please email me your list: This information is necessary in preparing the daily schedule.

If you find that you are not able to attend the workshop, please contact me to let me know.

Repertoire recommendation:
Bring several works (3-4)  that you already know well, in addition to the music you are currently working on.


  • concerto
  • sonata with piano
  • virtuoso piece
  • Bach
  • Ysaye
  • caprice – Paganini, Wieniawski, Beriot
  • orchestra excerpts

Important: When you have decided on what you will play while you are here, please email me your list:

Check out the FAQ page for useful information.