Indiana University


Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events

Gala concert and more!

May 5:  Summer I
May 17: Spring Gala Cello Concert AT 1 PM in Recital Hall
May 25:   Concert at 2 PM in Auer Hall 
June 21 to July 20:  Summer II

More IU String concerts


Jacobs School of Music String Academy

Spring 2014 - January 13 to May 3, 2014
Summer Session I - May 5 to May 31, 2014
Summer Session II - June 23 to July 19, 2014

Summer  Registration NOW OPEN! Go to "How to Apply"

Dear Students and Parents:

Very soon we will be accepting applications for the summer of 2014 .  Please contact Christina Hightower at for questions regarding teacher placement and group class information.

We are also building the cello class with our great cello team, Susan Moses and Helen Ford. Three of our String Academy students won first and second prizes in the Popper International Cello Competition which took place in Hungary in October.  PLEASE CONTACT CHRISTINA for more information at

We are accepting BEGINNERS and planning to start violin and cello Beginner Classes. Please contact Christina Hightower who will guide you through the details.  She can be reached at: or telephone 812.856.1523.

Please continue to consult the JSoM String Academy Calendar for the latest String Academy happenings.  Also remember that the Jacobs School of Music is an amazing resource of concerts (about 1,200 per year).

You can also follow us on our blog at

Many best wishes from all of us for a Happy New Year.

Mimi Zweig



Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher. For questions regarding the  registration process, 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 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.

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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