Mimi Zweig

String Academy Program Director

Upcoming Pre-College String Events


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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.

March 2015

Dear Students and Parents:

Spring semester is moving into its final weeks. A few dates to keep in mind:
The Solo Recital Series: April 11 and 12
Chamber Orchestra Northwestern trip/concert and master class with Blair Milton: May 2 and 3
Chamber Orchestra with Joseph Swensen and Atar Arad: May 8 at 7 PM
Spring Gala Concert Cellos: May 17 at 2 PM
Spring Gala Concert Violins: May 23 at 3 PM
Solo Recitals: May 30

Just a reminder that the Spring Semester is completed on May 1st and the Summer Session One dates are May 4-30. Registration deadline is May 1.

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 Sessions One and Two. For questions regarding the registration process you may also contact Sally Nicholson 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!

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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 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.

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