The mission of the Heifetz International Music Institute is to develop the expressive potential of every performer. Through the innovative and cross-disciplinary Heifetz Performance & Communication Training, the Institute is dedicated to training young musicians to become well rounded, communicative artists by improving their technical agility and musicianship, self confidence, gestural and verbal communication skills, and leadership capacity both on and off stage. The Institute’s teaching philosophy is that artists express their individuality not only through technically and intellectually robust music making, but also through emotional and even physical engagement.
Founded in 1996, The Heifetz International Music Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world.
As a six-week summer program, the Institute is founded upon the revolutionary educational concept that young musicians can be taught to communicate the emotion of music, beyond mere technical agility and beautiful playing.
In addition to the intensity of two private lessons, chamber music coachings, and five hours per day of practice time, the students take a series of one hour classes each afternoon (one per day) in public speaking, voice, drama, movement, Health & Wellness, and freedom of expression. This innovative, comprehensive, and cross-disciplinary curriculum can enhance anyone’s ability to become a more expressive, effective communicator.