The 2020 Summer Institute will take place ONLINE from June 25 – August 9, 2020.
To create a meaningful and intense summertime musical learning experience in the digital realm that thrives on the Heifetz Institute’s unique vision, values, and assets.
The Summer Program
- Two online private one-hour lessons per week.
- One online studio class per week with fellow studio students.
- Pianists will continue to work with students in their assigned studio via the latest studio-recording collaboration technology.
- In a similar vein, each student will have another string “duo partner” with whom they will collaborate and perform in a similar manner. We are leaving open the possibility of “leveling up” to trios and quartets as well, given time, technology, and growing expertise.
- Two “[Virtual] Stars of Tomorrow” concerts featuring #VirtualHeifetz2020 students per week. Students and pianists selected for performances will work with the Heifetz Multimedia Team, who will produce the content for production and release via YouTube and Facebook Live.
New Programs for #VirtualHeifetz2020 Include:
- One All-Institute Masterclass per week.
- “The Beethoven Experience” – a symposium and performance series in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, with Heifetz Institute Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, the resident Borromeo String Quartet, and special guests.
- Online presentation and communication skills training – including basic audio and video production tutorials.
- Aided by our renowned Multimedia Production team, each #VirtualHeifetz2020 student will produce at least one piece to present in an online concert, to also include distribution on the Heifetz Facebook Live and YouTube channels.
- Each master class, symposium, and lecture will be video recorded for access and download. The Zoom platform will also enable screen shares, group chats, and whiteboarding, among other features.
- Each student will be provided with a “Heifetz Tech Toolkit,” (consisting of a USB microphone, over-the-ear headphones, a tripod and accessories) to install on their own devices in order to guarantee consistency of sound quality.
- A free three month premium subscription to Idagio – the premier streaming service for classical music online, and powerful resource for learning and inspiration in this digital medium.
Heifetz Performance and Communication Training
Heifetz Performance and Communication Training sets the Institute apart from all other summer learning experiences for string players. Classes and seminars in a variety of related disciplines are tailor-made to help you bring out and refine your expressive abilities. 1-on-1 individualized coaching sessions will be available with Drama teacher and Communication Training Director Daniel Pettrow for the duration of the summer program. This innovative, comprehensive, and cross-disciplinary curriculum enhances everyone’s ability to become a more expressive and communicative artist.
Heifetz concerts are intended to be community events that bring music lovers together to form a dynamic connection between performers and audiences. During this time in which such gatherings are imprudent, we will continue to connect students with our community of music lovers, supporters, and patrons both locally and worldwide.
See the full concert schedule, and see below for the most recent broadcast:
Chock Full o’ Bach
The ritual of beginning the day with Bach is a universal and sacred tradition among musicians, and intensive study and performance of his music has always occupied a central role in the lives of Heifetz students. Tune in daily for performances from our students, alumni, and faculty every morning at 9am (EDT) on our website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels.