Student Institute

Violin, Viola, and Cello Program (all levels)

A typical day includes private lessons (small master classes) and group repertory classes for all levels from Book 1 through advanced, arranged according to level and age. The program is designed with the understanding that parents will be involved, as they are at home, with lessons, practice, and the general supervision of their children.

Each student is asked to play a polished piece as a solo at the first meeting of the private lesson -- an opportunity for the teacher and student to get acquainted musically. No matter what the level of current study, the student should select a piece from the repertory that he or she has repeatedly studied and played. Faculty members may recommend students for participation in the afternoon recital programs. These students have the opportunity to rehearse with a professional accompanist before performing in the institute recitals.

The second week of the institute (July 5-10) will be viola emphasis week, and violists are encouraged to enroll for this time period. We have assembled an outstanding faculty of viola teachers who have worked together to build an impressive viola component at the institute. This year we are offering a 10 percent reduction in tuition for violists who enroll for two weeks! Come and take advantage of this inspiring learning experience for two weeks this year! For those unable to attend the viola emphasis week, we do offer instruction during the first week.

ORCHESTRAS-Violin students in Book 5 and above, viola students in Book 4 and above, and cello students in Book 3 and above will be automatically scheduled for orchestra. There is an opportunity for selecting the "Reading Orchestra" enrichment option for those who don't meet these levels. Cello students in Book 5 and above will be scheduled for cello choir.