Oberlin Summer Workshops
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 four 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; and Acoustics. For exact programs, please review below.
For general information:
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
Acoustics Workshop: June 2-10, 2023
Bow Workshop: June 11-24, 2023
Violin Workshop: June 11-24, 2023
Restoration Workshop: June 25-July 1, 2023
Oberlin Summer Workshop Directors
Jay Vandekopple, Bass Workshop
Fan Tao, Acoustics Workshop
Eben Bodach-Turner, Bow Makers Workshop
Chris Germain, Violin Makers Workshop
Jerry Pasewicz and David Orlin, Bow Restoration Workshop
Jerry Lynn, Violin Restoration Workshop