Between Heifetz on Tour and the summer Institute, we proudly offer more than 50 concerts per year — all designed with you in mind, and all delivered with our signature informative and amiable approach. The 2015 summer Institute runs from June 25 – August 8th. We’ll get things started with an opening ceremony and celebration in the heart of downtown Staunton on Friday, June 26th and cap things off with closing hoe down and community BBQ on August 7th. In-between, we’ll feature five student concerts and one faculty concert per week, as well as host informal “Heifetz Hootenannies” in local venues on Saturday nights. New this year, our faculty concerts will be

Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 26, 2015

Stars of Tomorrow:

Stars of Tomorrow concerts take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm and on Saturday afternoons at 3:00pm. Students submit signed forms the Saturday prior to the concerts. Not every piece submitted will be performed.

All pieces, including sonatas, must be performed from memory, except for ensembles of three of more players. Only students with medical reasons preventing them from being able to memorize music will be excused from this requirement.

Concert Dress is required:

  • Men – Dark dress slacks and a dress shirt. Tie and jacket are optional.
  • Women – Dressy slacks and blouses or formal dresses.
  • No flip-flops, sandals, sneakers, or other casual footwear.

“Heifetz Happy Hour” Concerts featuring our

Select students are invited to perform with our exceptional faculty members in select chamber ensembles.  Come for wine and cheese at Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Concerts start at 6:00 and you’ll be out by 7:15.

Other Concerts:

The Heifetz Institute provides a variety of other performance opportunities around the Shenandoah Valley. A weekly Brown Bag concert has been established in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library on Monday afternoons at 12pm. The Stars in Action – Behind the Scenes series is on Tuesday afternoons at 12pm and features a Q&A session with the audience. Other concerts are announced in the weeks prior to the performance date. For most concerts of these concerts, students will have the ability to sign up and are encouraged to use these opportunities as ways to experiment with pieces they are working on.