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 2020 Oberlin Summer Workshops
Jay Vandekopple, Director, Bass Workshop - June 27 - July 4, 2020
Fan Tao, Director, Acoustics Workshop - June 20 - June 27, 2020
David Forbes, Director, Bow Makers Workshop - June 14 - June 27, 2020
Chris Germain, Director, Violin Makers Workshop - June 14 - June 27, 2020
Jerry Pasewicz and David Orlin, Directors, Bow Restoration Workshop - June 28 - July 4, 2020
Jerry Lynn, Violin Restoration Workshop - June 28 - July 4, 2020

Please feel free to submit your REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED for the 2020 Workshops by March 1.

Bass Workshop inquirers should NOT complete the form, but contact Jay VandeKopple directly.

Click on the links below for individual workshop inquiry forms,

Bass Workshop
Acoustics Workshop

Bow Makers Workshop

Violin Makers Workshop
Bow Restoration Workshop

Violin Restoration Workshop

The Violin Society of America
14070 Proton Rd.
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
972-233-9107 x224

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