Advanced Violin, Viola, and Cello Program

Designed for the highly motivated student, this two-week session provides a more intensive study routine than the regular Suzuki Student Institute. Early audition submission is highly recommended. Students must be at least at the level of violin Book 7, viola book 5, or cello Book 6. There is a limit of 32 violin students, 12 viola students, and 12 cello students.The schedule includes the following:

  • five one-hour lessons over two weeks
  • repertory classes
  • string orchestra
  • technique classes with emphasis on scales, arpeggio series, shifting, double-stop studies, various bow strokes, and practice techniques
  • coaching with piano on solo literature
  • performance class

Students enrolled in the advanced repertoire program will be expected to practice between two and three hours each day, depending on the age and level of the individual. Each student should prepare solo material that will form the basis for coaching sessions at the institute. New solo material may also be presented. Students age 13-17 may elect to reside in the teen residence hall.

Audition Submission Requirements

Video auditions for the 2019 advanced programs are currently being accepted! Videos will be viewed as they are submitted, as acceptance is on a rolling admissions basis. Please send your auditions to ithacainstitute@gmail.com.

The 2019 Advanced Violin Program is for students in Suzuki volume 7 through concerti and show pieces beyond the Suzuki literature. Students within this range must submit a video containing two contrasting movements or pieces. If students are auditioning with a piece beyond the Suzuki literature, please also submit a video of a movement of solo Bach. Auditions will be viewed on a first submitted, first heard basis. Acceptance is on a rolling admissions style. For more information on the new tiered Adanced program, please see the Student Institute page or email ithacainstitute@gmail.com.

The 2019 Advanced Viola Program is for students in Suzuki volume 5 and above. Students must submit a video of two contrasting movements or pieces. Auditions will be viewed on a first submitted, first heard basis. Acceptance is on a rolling admissions style.

The 2019 Advanced Cello Program is for students in Suzuki volume 6 and above. Students must submit a video of two contrasting movements or pieces. Auditions will be viewed on a first submitted, first heard basis. Acceptance is on a rolling admissions style.

students with viola and cello
2019 Dates

Advanced Violin, Viola, and Cello
June 30 - July 12, 2019

Registration opens March 4, 2019.