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 will offer a week of collaboration and in-depth study of Romantic Concertos: from Beethoven to Saint-Saens. Below are some of the instructors from 2015; 2016 faculty will be announced soon.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

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