Summer 2023 violin festivals?

December 23, 2022, 7:30 PM · Does anyone have any good recommendations for festivals this summer for classical violin? I am in college, so it'd be pre-professional/adult level. I'm still exploring whether I want to specialize in chamber, orchestral, or solo playing in the future so I am open to festivals with any focus really. It'd be great if they were in the midwest US since I am from Ohio but not necessary. I'm also hoping to find something lasting only two weeks or less (not ideal, I know, but I have unavoidable commitments this summer). Places that are friendly with financial aid would also be very appreciated :) Thanks!

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December 23, 2022, 8:23 PM · Here are a few shorter (<4 weeks) midwest ones from West to East:

Northwestern Summer Violin Institute in Evanston, IL

Center Stage Strings in Ann Arbor, MI

Encore Chamber Music near Cleveland, OH

Ascent Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH

Most of the other programs I know of are longer (and further), such as Tanglewood, Aspen, Brevard, Heifetz, Meadowmount, Sewanee, Green Mountain, National Orchestra Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra Institute. I am sure there are others, but that is off the top of my head.

December 23, 2022, 8:39 PM · Thanks much! And I really appreciate you going to the trouble of adding the links!! :)

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