String Academy Program Director
Upcoming Pre-College String Events
New Payment Policy
The String Academy faculty is no longer allowed to continue lessons if full payment is not received by the end of the second week of the semester. To avoid any uncomfortable situations, there is a deadline on the registration form that indicates when payment is expected. If there are questions regarding payment options, please contact Christina Hightower at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 812-856-1523.
Dear Students and Parents:
Spring semester is moving into its final weeks. A few dates to keep in mind:
The Solo Recital Series: April 11 and 12
Chamber Orchestra Northwestern trip/concert and master class with Blair Milton: May 2 and 3
Chamber Orchestra with Joseph Swensen and Atar Arad: May 8 at 7 PM (All Groups are invited to play with the Chamber Orchestra)
Spring Gala Concert Cellos: May 17 at 2 PM
Spring Gala Concert Violins: May 23 at 12 Noon
Week of May 25: Last week of groups with solos
Just a reminder that the Spring Semester is completed on May 1st and the Summer Session One dates are May 4-30. Registration deadline is May 1.
Summer Session Two dates are June 20 to July 18 ending with a big potluck concert on the 18th.
Registration for Summer Sessions is available at: http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/strings/apply.shtml
The Summer Sessions are very exciting times for the String Academy. The JSoM Summer Chamber Music Festival is runnning concurrently and it is packed with some extraordinary concerts. The Summer String Academy is attracting students from around the world all coming together to practice, perform, and study in the JSoM intensive and stimulating environment.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Mimi and String Academy Faculty
Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher for the Summer Sessions One and Two. For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Sally Nicholson at email@example.com.
New students may contact Christina Hightower at firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE ARE STILL CELLO OPENINGS AVAILABLE. Please contact Susan Moses at email@example.com Susan Moses and Helen Ford are the "dream-team" cello faculty!
Find us on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/IUJSoM.
Remember to check the IU Prelude for a listing of the many wonderful concerts that take place in our school. www.music.indiana.edu
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 Mimi Zweig, Suzuki, and Paul 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.