Unique to the Heifetz Institute, Communication Training sets us apart from all other summer learning experiences for string players. Personal and artistic transformation take place over the six weeks in these afternoon classes, which are tailor-made to help you unlock and refine your expressive abilities. They also provide a great opportunity to connect with other students.
Weeks 1 & 2 –Public Speaking
Don’t sweat it. Learn to speak with confidence and engage your audience.
Weeks 1 & 2 – Voice
Find your voice! Play the music as you would sing it (and speak as confidently as you play).
Weeks 3 & 4 – Movement
Born with a bow in your hand? Your instrument will become a natural extension of your body.
Weeks 3 & 4 – Wellness for Musicians
The ultimate in self-care for musicians – from what to eat to perform at your peak, to specific advice for string players from a licensed physical therapist about how to avoid injury.
Weeks 5 & 6 –Drama
Are you trying to tell us something? Connect with your emotions; learn to project the content of a piece to your audience accurately and effectively.
Weeks 5 & 6 – Freedom of Expression
Explore and expand your unique expressive potential with superb urban acoustic folk-blues artist, Chic Street Man, known for his inspiring ability to transcend barriers.