Oberlin Summer Workshops
Since 1986 the VSA has sponsored workshops in conjunction with Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. The workshops, offered every summer, offer an outstanding and important opportunity for violin and bow makers to learn methods and subtleties associated with fine stringed instruments and bows. The original Restoration Workshop was created by the noted restorer Vahakn Nigogosian.
Today there are six programs held during the summer, which offer in-depth instruction by a distinguished faculty supplemented by renowned luthiers. The current programs are: Violin Making (advanced level); Bow Making (advanced level); Bow Restoration and Repair; Instrument Restoration and Repair; Acoustics; Bass Setup, Repair and Acoustics. For exact programs, please review below.
For general information:
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
Upcoming 2017 Oberlin Summer Workshops
Jay Vandekopple, Director, Bass Workshop - June 8 - June 14, 2018
Fan Tao, Director, Acoustics Workshop - June 16 - June 23, 2018
David Forbes, Director, Bow Makers Workshop - June 17 - June 30, 2018
Chris Germain, Director, Violin Makers Workshop - June 17 - June 30, 2018
Jerry Pasewicz, Rodney Mohr, David Orlin, Directors, Bow Restoration Workshop - July 1 - July 7, 2018
Jeff Holmes, Director, Violin Restoration Workshop - July 1 - July 7, 2018
Please feel free to submit your REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED for the 2018 Workshops.
Bass Workshop inquirers should NOT complete the form, but contact Jay VandeKopple directly.
CLICK HERE FOR THE INQUIRY FORM (Notification of acceptance to be sent mid-March/April).
Click on the links below for more information,