Mimi Zweig

Summer String Academy Director



Summer String Academy 2015



June 20 - July 18, 2015

Welcome to the Jacobs School of Music

Summer String Academy website!

We are looking forward to the 31st year of the Summer String Academy. This year's dates are June 20 to July 18, 2015. Students will again be coming from around the world to participate in two private lessons weekly, chamber music, master classes, and performances. All this in the rich and inspiring environment of the Jacobs School of Music.

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

For Violinists, Violists, and Cellists ages 12-18

The IU Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy is gearing up for its 31st year. The String Academy offers serious young string players an intensive and varied program under the direction of an outstanding faculty at one of the world's most renowned schools of music.

Features of the program:

Private lessons: Students receive two one-hour private lessons weekly. Assistant teachers are available to help students with practicing.

Master classes: String Academy faculty give a weekly two-hour master class. Both guest artists and String Academy faculty give additional evening master classes. Each student will attend the weekly master class and will be asked by their private teacher to perform when prepared. Pianists are available for rehearsals, lessons, classes and concerts.

Chamber music: Chamber music assignments will be made based on the audition recording. Students may also choose to audition in person on the first Sunday of the Academy. Groups will be arranged according to individual playing level; every effort is made to arrange compatible groups. Chamber music groups rehearse from 11 - 1 four days a week. Younger students will participate in the chamber orchestra on Tuesday and Thursday. Many groups will perform during the final week.

Recitals: Students have the opportunity to perform in scheduled recitals with their teacher's approval. Recitals take place each Friday and/or Saturday, and more often during the final week. Most evenings are devoted to master classes, concerts, movies, and planned activities.

Summer Festival 2015: Recitals by String Academy and Indiana University faculty, guest artists, students; chamber music and orchestra concerts.

Written for the 30th Anniversary Summer String Academy Concert, GDG (!) by Atar Arad and performed by members of the Rubens Quartet (Sarah Kapustin, Roeland Jaegers, Joachim Eijlander)

Tanguero Workshop 2015: Immediately following String Academy, a Tango Music workshop for strings, piano, and bandoneón with a special price for String Academy students.  Read more.