Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events


More IU String concerts


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.

June 22 to July 18
Summer is a great time to start violin lessons with one private and one group lesson weekly.  Contact Christina at: for more information.

May 2015

Dear Students and Parents:

We are going into the last weeks of Summer I and getting ready for the more intensive Summer II.  Here are some details below:

Spring Gala Concert Cellos: May 17 at 2 PM in Auer Hall
Cuarteto Tanguero working with BEG - Book 4:  WED May 20.  (Group times remain the same except for BEG will arrive at 5:30)  6 to 7 the fun begins with CT
Spring Gala Concert Violins: May 23 at 12 Noon in Auer Hall
Week of May 25:  Last week of groups with solos

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:

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.

Best wishes,

Mimi and String Academy Faculty


Please confirm your private lesson time with your teacher for the Summer Session II. For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Michelle Stebbins at

New students may contact Christina Hightower at 

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

Find us on FACEBOOK

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.

back to top