Preludio Violin Program

The Preludio Violin Program, led by Emily and Patrick Connolly, is an intensive two-week program for the very serious young violinist beyond the Suzuki repertoire. A rigorous pre-college structure sets this program apart from our advanced institutes, including multiple performance opportunities and unique classes catered to the 12 accepted students. Students will additionally receive 5 hour- long private lessons, piano coaching, technique class, repertoire class, and performance class.

Audition requirements include one memorized movement of a major concerto (piano accompaniment encouraged) and one contrasting piece.

Application fee of $30 can be sent to via PayPal. Once the application fee is submitted and the audition is sent, please fill out this form

Auditions should be submitted directly to Patrick and Emily at:

Once accepted into the program, please register through the Ithaca Suzuki Institute at: 

Applications are due March 10, 2023.

2023 Timeline

March 16th: Preludio application due, scholarship application due

March 17th: Zoom interviews with Emily and Patrick (2:30 pm CST - on)

March 18th: Notification of acceptance and notification of scholarship status