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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 masterclass lessons
  • repertory classes
  • technique classes with emphasis on scales, arpeggio series, shifting, double-stop studies, various bow strokes, and practice techniques
  • performance class
  • practice boot camp
  • masterclass with Yumi Kendall (cello) or Katie Lansdale (violin)

Announcing the Heifetz Violin Program!  Students who are playing at the level of Suzuki books 9 & 10 and up are invited to audition for this top-tier program.  In addition to working closely with our fantastic advanced program faculty, Heifetz participants will experience master classes and workshops with guest clinicians, plus classes dedicated to character pieces, solo Bach, and special performance opportunities.

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. 

AUDITION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Video auditions for the 2020 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 audition videos or links to ithacainstitute@gmail.com.

The 2020 Heifetz Violin Program is for students in Suzuki volumes 9 & 10 and beyond.  Audition requirements for Heifetz are: the first or third movement of a major concerto and one character piece (such as Kreisler). Auditions will be viewed on a first submitted, first heard basis. Acceptance is on a rolling admissions style.

The 2020 Advanced Violin Program is for students in Suzuki volume 7 and up. 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 2020 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 2020 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.

2020 Dates

2020 Dates

ADVANCED VIOLIN, VIOLA, AND CELLO and Heifetz Violin Program

July 5–July 10, 2020