Why Take Violin Intensive

During this energizing week, you will have the opportunity to enrich your understanding of this melodic instrument. Refine your technique alongside other talented young musicians, as our accomplished instructors guide you to new levels of skill.

What You'll Learn

Our program combines individualize attention with ensemble practice to help you reach higher levels of performance. Our curriculum may include:

  • Master classes focused on specific repertoire
  • Private lessons with master teachers
  • Musician wellness & Alexander Technique
  • Faculty recitals
  • End-of-session final performance

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty are passionate artists in their own right and have extensive experience in some of the world's top conservatories and institutions. They are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of musicians.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Ara Sarkissian

Ara Sarkissian

Instructor of Violin

Clara Kim

Clara Kim, D.M.A.

Instructor of Violin

Program Highlights

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus, multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Distinguished Faculty

The Interlochen strings faculty have toured the world in prestigious quartets and ensembles, held professorships at top-rated universities and conservatories, and made their mark as orchestra players and soloists. Our dedicated faculty comes together each summer to help the next generation of young musicians thrive. 

Additional Opportunities

We have additional camp program opportunities for young violists, including the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program and the Advanced String Quartet program, both of which start immediately following this intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs, as well as a postgraduate year.

A unique thing that we took part in during [Intensive] was learning contemporary music and learning how to improvise and tweak little things to make each time we played it different. And that was an opportunity that I haven't gotten anywhere else.

Maria F.