In this uniquely challenging time when many of us may be feeling isolated, we want to share news with you that we hope will further connect us, through music, in the months ahead... but in a manner that none of us expected even a short time ago! The 2020 Summer Institute will take place ONLINE from June 25 - August 9, 2020. There are a limited number of openings for the new Virtual Institute - APPLY HERE We have made the difficult, but necessary decision that we will not be able to hold the Heifetz International Music Institute on the Mary Baldwin University campus in Staunton in summer
Chamber music is a major component of a summer at Heifetz. With a sole focus on solo works and small ensembles, our students have myriad opportunities to express themselves in intimate settings. The term chamber music itself refers to compositions intended for a small group of instrumentalists that could fit in a palace chamber or […]
“Arguably the most versatile… composer of his time.” – Musicologist Richard Taruskin Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841 – 1904) is perhaps best known for incorporating traditional melodies and rhythms from Bohemia and Moravia into his symphonies, operas, and chamber works. His style was described by British musicologist Stanley Sadie as, “the fullest recreation […]
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