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.

String Academy

SPRING SEMESTER 2018 and the last weeks!

Dear Parents and Students:

We are rounding the bend of the last weeks of Spring Semester 2018.  Mark your calendars with the following:

March 24 - Master Class with Pamela Frank 10 to 1 in MA007

April 7/8 – Solo Recitals for Violin and Viola (confer with your teacher regarding day/time)

April 7 - Cello Master Class with Austin Huntington (Principle Cellist of the ISO)  1 to 3 PM

April 20/21 - Solo Recitals for Cello

April 28 – Last day of Spring Semester

April 30 – May 26 Summer Session I begins

May 19 - Violin Gala Spring Concert - Rehearsal 9 to 11 and Concert in Auer Hall at 2:15

May 19 - Gala Spring Cello Concert - Rehearsal 9-12 in RH and Concert in Recital Hall at 3:45

May 21 - Last week of groups and Solo Recital Series

June 25 to July 21 - Summer Session II

The last few weeks have been filled with great news regarding String Academy students and competitions.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Wesley Wong, student of Gwen Chan, winner of the Philharmonic Orchestra New World Symphony 
Ethan Murphy, student of Susan Moses, winner of the Junior Division New World Symphony and 2nd prize Muncie Jurnion Symphony
Phillip Hammonds, student of Brenda Brenner, winner of the Bloomington Symphony and finalist in the Sphinx Competition
William Mayhew, student of Brenda Brenner, Honorable Mention in Carmel Symphony
Abby Ko, student of Mimi Zweig, winner of the Regional MTNA Competition and 1st place Muncie JR Symphony
Maya Kilburn, student of Mimi Zweig, winner of Rising Starts, 2nd place Carmel Symphony, 3rd place New World, honorable mention Muncie Symphony and Finalist Johansen Competition
Mishael Paraiso, student of Mimi Zweig, winner of the Fort Wayne Youth Orchestra Competition
Maya Kilburn, 2nd Prize in ISO Mauer Competition 
Maeve Whelan, 3rd Prize in ISO Mauer Competition

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig


We will be adding exciting things to the calendar as the year unfolds so stay tuned.

As usual, keep your eye on the JSoM Prelude to keep informed regarding the many concerts at the JSoM.

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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:



JSoM Virtuosi performing at ESCUELA ANACLETO GIL  and

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".