Oberlin Summer Workshops
Oberlin Summer Workshops have been cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the college needing the facilities for their own use. Please check back in 2022 for an updated schedule.
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:
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
Oberlin Summer Workshop Directors
Jay Vandekopple, Bass Workshop
Fan Tao, Acoustics Workshop
David Forbes, Bow Makers Workshop
Chris Germain, Violin Makers Workshop
Jerry Pasewicz and David Orlin, Bow Restoration Workshop
Jerry Lynn, Violin Restoration Workshop
Click on the links below for individual workshop inquiry forms: