Mimi Zweig

Summer String Academy Director



Summer String Academy 2017

June 24 - July 22, 2017

Welcome to the Jacobs School of Music
Summer String Academy website!

*A reminder to all participants coming to the 2017 Summer String Academy

Summer Fesitval 2017: Recitals by String Academy and Indiana University faculty, guest artists, students; chamber music and orchestra concerts.

Audition for 2nd violin, 2nd viola and cello to perform the Beethoven Viola Quintet, Op. 29 with faculty Sarah Kapustin and Roeland Jagers on a Festival Chamber Music Concert/July 20, 2017.

During the first few days of the Summer String Academy, interested participants will have the opportunity to audition for Sarah Kapustin and Roeland Jagers. If chosen, you will rehearse and prepare the Beethoven Viola Quintet to be performed on July 9, 2017. Here are the specific exerpts:

  • First movement bar 1-94
  • Second movement bar 1-62
  • Third movement Scherzo only

Click HERE for the music.

We are looking forward to welcoming students from around the world for the 33rd year of the Summer String Academy. The 2017 dates are June 24 to July 22, 2017. Students will participate in two private lessons weekly, chamber music, master classes, and performances. 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.

See you very soon!

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig





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For Violinists, Violists, and Cellists ages 12-18

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.

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)

Written for the 25th Anniversary of the Summer String Academy, "Dialogue" by William Harvey and performed by William Harvey and Erin Aldridge.