During the one-week violin institute, participants will develop their playing skills and prepare for further serious study in high school and beyond.
In 2016, the violin institute offered a week of collaboration and in-depth study of Romantic Concertos: from Beethoven to Saint-Saens.
Below are examples of past instructors; 2017 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. Previous class topics have included:
- Listening and thinking like other instruments, roles, and timbres
- Violin anatomy and physics
- Sound production
- Collaborative listening and exploration
- Practice techniques and methods
You are encouraged to bring a movement of a romantic concerto or solo piece to work on with the institute faculty.
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.