String Academy

Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events

TBA

More IU String concerts

Announcements

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 crunnacl@indiana.edu or at 812-856-1523.

WElCOME TO FALL 2018

Dear Parents and Students:

The Fall Semester 2018 is quickly approaching and we are looking forward to a very exciting year.

Registration deadline is August 17, 2018. Placement auditions will be pre-arranged for Friday, August 17th. Please contact Christina Hightower for a time: crunnacl@indiana.edu

Private lessons will begin on Monday, August 20.  Group classes will begin the week of August 27 with the exception of the Violin Virtuosi which will begin Saturday, August 25.

Registration is now open at:http://www.music.indiana.edu/precollege/year-round/strings/apply.shtml

We are saying good-bye to five of our teachers who are embarking on exciting careers. Maria Jose Romero has accepted a position at Blair Music School at Vanderbilt University. Clara Vazquez will be teaching at the Duke University String School and working with Erica Shirts, a former String Academy teacher. Rose Sciaroni is moving to Lake Tahoe, CA and will be establishing her own String Academy.  Lastly, Kelly Knox accepted a position in the Orchestra NOW at Bard College. Zoe Martin-Doike will be joining the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in NYC. We will miss them but are happy for their futures. We are happy to announce that Esteban Hernandez will be joining our faculty. He is beginning his DMA and will be with us for the next years. 

The String Academy calendar is up and will be added to as the year progresses.

All new beginners, please contact Christina Hightower at crunnacl@indiana.edu for teacher placement. Students who have previously studied must arrange to audition by contacting Christina Hightower to secure a time.

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For questions regarding the registration process you may contact Michele Stebbins at musicsp@indiana.edu

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig
Director

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

 

ENJOY THE FILM- VIOLIN VIRTUOSI IN ARGENTINA 2016

https://youtu.be/Rg05v9K6Q10



Virtuosi-May-2018.jpg String Academy Virtuosi SHOWCASE CONCERT

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".