Mimi Zweig

Summer String Academy Director



Looking forward to the 2019 Summer String Academy!

June 22-July 20, 2019

Summer Festival 2019: Recitals by String Academy and Indiana University faculty, guest artists, students; chamber music and orchestra concerts.

We are looking forward to welcoming students from around the world for the 35th year of the Summer String Academy. The 2019 dates are June 22 to July 20, 2019. Students will participate in two private lessons weekly, chamber music, master classes, and performances. The String Academy offers serious young string players an intensive and varied program under the direction of an outstanding faculty at one of the world's most renowned schools of music.

Best wishes,

  Mimi Zweig
Audition excerpts for the
Mozart Viola Quintet
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For Violinists, Violists, and Cellists ages 12-18

Private lessons: Students receive two one-hour private lessons weekly. Assistant teachers are available to help students with practicing.Features of the program:

Master classes: String Academy faculty give a weekly two-hour master class. Both guest artists and String Academy faculty give additional evening master classes. Each student will attend the weekly master class and will be asked by their private teacher to perform when prepared. Pianists are available for rehearsals, lessons, classes and concerts.

Chamber music: Chamber music assignments will be made based on the audition recording. Students may also choose to audition in person on the first Sunday of the Academy. Groups will be arranged according to individual playing level; every effort is made to arrange compatible groups. Chamber music groups rehearse from 11 - 1 four days a week. Younger students will participate in the chamber orchestra on Tuesday and Thursday. Many groups will perform during the final week.

Recitals: Students have the opportunity to perform in scheduled recitals with their teacher's approval. Recitals take place each Friday and/or Saturday, and more often during the final week. Most evenings are devoted to master classes, concerts, movies, and planned activities.

Auditions will be held the first Sunday of the 2019 Summer String Academy for a violinst, violist, and cellist who will be chosen to perform the Mozart C Minor Viola Quintet with faculty members Sarah Kapustin and Roeland Jagers. The concert will take place on July 18th. Please be ready to play the following:

(Coming soon!)


Written for the 30th Anniversary Summer String Academy Concert, GDG (!) by Atar Arad and performed by members of the Rubens Quartet (Sarah Kapustin, Roeland Jaegers,Joachim Eijlander)

Written for the 25th Anniversary of the Summer String Academy, "Dialogue" by William Harvey and performed by William Harvey and Erin Aldridge.