Mimi Zweig

Summer String Academy Director



Summer 2020 
June 20-July 18, 2020

The Indiana University 2020 Summer String Academy registration deadline is March 6, 2020!


Summer Festival 2020 is being planned and will include 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 36th year of the Summer String Academy.  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. Enrollment is limited to 80 students.

Best wishes,

Mimi Zweig

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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 2020 Summer String Academy for a violinst, violist, and cellist who will be chosen to perform a chamber music work with faculty members Sarah Kapustin and Roeland Jagers. The concert will take place on July 16, 2020. 


Written for the 35th Anniversary of the Summer String Academy, "Double Sonata for Violin and Piano" by William Harvey and performed by William Harvey, Erin Aldridge, Justin Bartlett and Aram Arakelyan.

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.