Oberlin Summer Workshops

 Andrew Dipper rebuilds a rib assembly onto a back
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 professional); Bow Making (advanced professional); Restoration; Bass Making (advanced professional); and Acoustics. For exact programs, please review below.

For general information:
Anna Hoffmann
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
(440) 775-8044

Upcoming 2019 Oberlin Summer Workshops
Jay Vandekopple, Director, Bass Workshop - next offered in 2020
Fan Tao, Director, Acoustics Workshop - June 22 - June 29, 2019
David Forbes, Director, Bow Makers Workshop - June 16 - June 29, 2019
Chris Germain, Director, Violin Makers Workshop - June 16 - June 29, 2019
Jerry Pasewicz and David Orlin, Directors, Bow Restoration Workshop - June 30 - July 6, 2019
Jeff Holmes, Director, Violin Restoration Workshop - June 30 - July 6, 2019

Please feel free to submit your REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED for the 2019 Workshops by March 1.

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,

Bass Workshop
Acoustics Workshop
Violin Makers Workshop
Restoration Workshop

The Violin Society of America
14070 Proton Rd.
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
972-233-9107 x205

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