Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events


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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 or at 812-856-1523.

FALL 2014

Dear Students and Parents:

The Summer String Academy sessions have concluded and what a summer it has been.  There were many concerts, master classes, intensive lessons and groups, and time to practice. All of this inspiration will carry us into the Fall. 

We want to wish our graduating seniors good luck.  Amy Lidell and Yonsung Lee will begin their college journey at the JSoM studying respectively with Jorja Fleezanis and Atar Arad. Gregorio Lopes is off to Stanford to study engineering and Braden McConnell is going to University of Michigan to study cello with Richard Aaron.

Some exciting news about Gabe Martins (cello student of Susan Moses).  Gabe won 2nd prize in the International Young Artist Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow last month.  Bravo to him!

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis takes place September 7 to 21.  (  Head up to Indy to hear talents from around the world playing at the highest level. 

It is another year of lessons, practicing, performing, going to concerts and continuing the journey.  We are looking forward to it all!

New beginning students, please contact Christina Hightower at for questions regarding registration, teacher placement and group class information. We will hold auditions on Saturday, August 23rd for students who are already playing the violin, viola or cello.  To schedule a time, please contact Christina.

THERE ARE STILL CELLO OPENINGS AVAILABLE.  Please contact Susan Moses at Susan Moses and Helen Ford are the "dream-team" cello faculty!

For violin openings for the Fall Semester, please contact Christina Hightower: or telephone 812.856.1523. Group Classes are always open for observation.

The String Academy year will begin again on August 25 with the private lessons. Group classes will begin with the Virtuosi on Saturday, August 30th. More details to follow.

See you soon.

Mimi Zweig


Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher. For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Sally Nicholson at

New students may contact Christina Hightower at 

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Remember to check the IU Prelude for a listing of the many wonderful concerts that take place in our school.

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.

Please download the String Academy Handbook [PDF] for guidelines and detailed information about the String Academy. Adobe Acrobat is free and can be downloaded here.

For information about the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi Documentary, go to Circling Around: The Violin Virtuosi.

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