String Academy Program Director
Upcoming IU String Events
Solo Recitals and more!
4/13 - 4/14: Solo Recitals
4/21: VV I Concert in Bowling Green, KY 5 PM
4/28: Ballet Concert 3 PM MAC (Virtuosi)
5/18: Spring Gala Concert - Celli and Chamber Orchestra 2 PM
5/19: Spring Gala Concert - Violins and Chamber Orchestra 2 PM
5/25: Send-off concert for Virtuosi Argentina/Brazil 3 PM
Summer Session II 2013 NEW CLASS!
Now accepting new beginner level students for a new beginners' class!
Pre-College String Academy
Happy Spring to all!
What a semester we have had so far. The Virtuosi made a “Big Splash” at Carnegie Hall with beautiful playing and a heartfelt standing ovation, an Intermezzo Concert featuring all the groups and solo recitals are looming in the near future…April 13th, 14th, and 16th. (Please schedule your recital time with your teacher.)
Now we are looking ahead to our Two Summer Sessions:
Summer Session One: April 29 - May 25, 2013
Summer Session Two: June 24 - July 20, 2013
*During Summer Session Two we will offer an Intensive Program for students in the Book 4 Group. The Intensive Session gives students the opportunity for two private lessons and two group lessons weekly.
All about Junior String Academy
Book 5 and Master Class students can participate in the Junior String Academy. The Junior Academy gives students a preview of the Summer String Academy which attracts students from around the world to participate in private lessons, master classes, chamber music, enjoy the concerts of the IU Summer Festival, and finally to perform in the String Academy many concerts. Junior String Academy students will have two lessons/week, additional helper lessons, chamber music ensemble, chamber orchestra, and master classes. All the String Academy activities will be open for Junior SA students.
For the Junior String Academy schedule, please see the "Summer 2013 Class Offerings" page.
All students and parents are invited to attend the many concerts scheduled for the IU Summer Music Festival which will include the Festival Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Rubens Quartet, Pacifica Quartet and many more concerts with JSoM faculty and visiting artists. It truly is an amazing month of music.
We will see you soon at the Solo Recitals.
Many best wishes,
PS: We are aware that the Bloomington Schools will begin in early August. We will be using the IU schedule so that String Academy will begin the week of August 26th.
All About the String Academy
The String Academy is open to children ages 5 -18 who wish to study the violin and cello through a curriculum that includes private and group lessons, theory and master classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities. Instruction is based upon the methods and philosophies of Zweig, Suzuki, and Rolland. Beginning students participate weekly in both a private and group lesson. Parents are urged to support and encourage the students at private and group lessons and in daily practice.
The special training, experience and expertise of the outstanding faculty in the musical education of young people results in students playing with technical ease and musical sensitivity. The first years of music instruction are the most important, for they set the stage for everything that follows. Whether a child develops into a professional musician or an amateur, the skills of concentration and the joy and love for music will remain forever.
For information about the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi Documentary, go to Circling Around: The Violin Virtuosi.