Summer Violin Institute

Blair Milton

June 25-July 6, 2018 (Two-week session) 
MTWThF, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, 1:30-4:00 pm, 4:30-5:30 pm; Sa 10:30-4:00 pm; Su NO CLASSES
Recital Dates: July 2, 7:30 p.m. and July 5, 7:30 p.m.

Locations: Regenstein Hall (Master Class Room and Room 143) and Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (McClintock Choral and Recital Room)

June 25-July 6, 2018

Overview

The Summer Violin Institute is an intensive two-week program that offers participants the opportunity to work with renowned violin faculty. The master class format provides a unique environment for students to receive individual instruction while also benefiting from knowledge imparted to the group in a collective setting. The program is designed to develop strong technical ability, advanced musical skills, thorough knowledge of repertoire and healthy practice habits. Students will participate in a variety of master classes, technique classes and performances.

Available Credits

MUS_WKSP 320 Performance Workshop, Two-Week 0 credit
MUS_WKSP 325 Performance Workshop, Two-Week 0.5 credit

(additional charge to register for credit)

Tuition

Participant tuition: $950, Full Program Auditors: $500, Per Day Auditors (2 sessions): $60, Per Session Auditors: $30 (non-credit)

Audition Requirements

A digital recording (video preferred) including the first movement of a Violin Concerto from the standard repertoire and one movement of a Bach solo Sonata or Partita (not less than 10 minutes total).

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Summer Application (application closed). Upon creating a file in the Application, applicants should select “Summer Session” as their application type, and then select the workshop to which you are applying. This will ensure that your file is distributed to the correct reviewers. No separate application form is necessary--do not submit an application to Northwestern University via the Common Application or Graduate Music Online Application. Applicants will be asked to upload a detailed resume as well as all audition requirements for the performance offerings.

Applicants will be required to submit a detailed resume, a repertoire list, and one letter of recommendation. Please enter the name and email of your recommender into the online application, which will allow your recommender to submit a letter electronically. Letters of recommendation should not be submitted by the applicant.

NOTE: No paper applications will be accepted. Do not mail recordings to the Bienen School of Music or to faculty, as these will not be reviewed or returned.


Faculty

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Blair Milton joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1975 and four years later became a founding member of the Evanston Chamber Ensemble. As the originator of the Winter Chamber Music Festival, which began in 1997, he has performed with Daniel Barenboim, Gil Shaham, Menahem Pressler, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker, among others. He has appeared on the Ravinia Festival Chamber Music Series and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Artist Series, as soloist with the Chicago String Ensemble and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. A member of Northwestern University’s violin faculty since 1984, Milton is the director of Northwestern’s Summer Violin Institute. He has given master classes across the United States as well as in South America, Germany, and Japan. Milton studied with Josef Gingold at Indiana University, with Ivan Galamian and Sidney Harth.

Blair Milton

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Blair Milton joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1975 and four years later became a founding member of the Evanston Chamber Ensemble. As the originator of the Winter Chamber Music Festival, which began in 1997, he has performed with Daniel Barenboim, Gil Shaham, Menahem Pressler, Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker, among others. He has appeared on the Ravinia Festival Chamber Music Series and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Artist Series, as soloist with the Chicago String Ensemble and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. A member of Northwestern University’s violin faculty since 1984, Milton is the director of Northwestern’s Summer Violin Institute. He has given master classes across the United States as well as in South America, Germany, and Japan. Milton studied with Josef Gingold at Indiana University, with Ivan Galamian and Sidney Harth.