During the one-week violin institute, participants will develop their playing skills and prepare for further serious study in high school and beyond.
Below are examples of past instructors; 2018 faculty will be announced in the spring.
The violin institute is an intensive experience. In daily classes, participants will focus on expanding their technical skills, musical knowledge, and artistry.
Individual assignments will be given out prior to the student's arrival. Students will have ample time to continue practicing their piece while here, and they will receive lessons from the faculty to help cultivate a higher level of performance. Students will have the opportunity to play in masterclasses which will be at the discretion of the faculty. Their work will accumulate in a performance at the end of the week.
Please submit a video recording of both of the following. Piano accompaniment is required.
- One movement (either first or last) of a romantic concerto
- One 3-octave scale (student's choice)
Students are welcome to attend this one-week institute, and then continue on in the six-week orchestra summer program or the six-week advanced string quartet program, both of which immediately follow the one-week violin institute.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a violin performance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute
Artistic Director, String Academy of Grand Rapids
Orchestra Conductor, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute
Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Violin Institute