Advanced Violin, Viola and Cello Program

Designed for the highly motivated student, this two-week session provides a more intensive study routine than the 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 violinists, 12 violists, and 12 cellists.

The schedule includes the following:

  • five one-hour masterclass lessons
  • daily repertory class
  • daily technique class with emphasis on scales, arpeggio series, shifting, double-stop studies, various bow strokes, and practice techniques
  • daily performance class
  • additional daily specialized 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 must submit a video of two contrasting movements or pieces. Video auditions for the 2022 advanced programs will be reviewed starting February 14 and students will be admitted on a rolling basis. Please send your audition videos or links to ithacainstitute@gmail.com.

2022 Dates

Advanced Violin, Viola, & Cello

June 26 - July 8, 2022

Preludio Violin Program

June 26 - July 8, 2022