String Academy

Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

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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.

The Jacobs School of Music String Academy

Fall Semester: August 26 to December 14, 2019

Spring Semester: January 13 to May 2, 2020

Summer I: May 4 to May 30, 2020

Summer II: June 22 to July 18, 2020

Dear Students and Parents:

We have reached the half way point of the Fall Semester with our Halloween Concerts coming up on Saturday, October 26. The Violin Concert begins at 11 in Auer Hall and the Cello Concert takes place in Recital Hall at 2:30.
A reminder that all students will be performing in a solo recital scheduled for the last week of the semester.

Spring registration will soon be ready for you. Deadline for registration is January 10, 2020.

New BEGINNER students for Spring Semester need to contact Christina Hightower at

Students who are already playing the violin, viola or cello and want to join the String Academy can arrange an audition with Christina Hightower at

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For questions regarding the registration process you may contact Robin Allen at

Registration remains open at:

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Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

The website STRINGPEDAGOGY.COM is now open to all.  This website is a big help for students and parents of all levels. Go to:



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Dear Students and Parents:

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".