High School Violin Institute (one week)

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.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 17, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Tuition: $1,190
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

Registration for this summer 2017 program will open later this fall.

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.

Audition Requirements

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)

Additional Opportunities


Robert Lakatos

Guest Artist, Interlochen Violin Institute

Associate Professor of Violin, Academy of Arts in Novi Sad