- Two online private one-hour lessons per week.
- One online studio class per week with fellow studio students.
- Online Communication classes with stellar actors, directors, choreographers and other artists, as well as one-on-one sessions with Communication Training Director Daniel Pettrow
- Pianists will continue to work with students in their assigned studio via the latest studio-recording collaboration technology.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Students will have access to the Heifetz Institute music library services, including payment of compulsory licenses to music publication agencies.
Technology Fee: $175.00
- Each student will be provided with a “Heifetz Tech Toolkit,” (a customized assemblage 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. This will for students to keep after the conclusion of the Institute.
- The Institute will conduct tutorials, webinars, and one-on-one interviews designed to maximize your summertime experience with the Heifetz Institute.
- Also included: 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.
Total – $2,975.00
Double Bass Workshop: July 25 – Aug. 8, 2020
Tuition: (see above): $1,400..
Technology Fee: $175.00
Total – $1,575.00
There will be no HeifetzPEG program in 2020. Students who have applied will be considered for enrollment in 2021.
Scholarships and Financial Aid for the Virtual Heifetz Institute
Given the drastic reduction in tuition, scholarship support for the Virtual program is extremely limited. Merit scholarship support will be awarded at the discretion of the Admissions committee. Students wishing to be considered for a need-based scholarship will be required to fill out the Financial Aid portion of the application thoroughly and carefully. The reduced application fee for the Virtual Institute of $75 cannot be waived and is not subject to financial assistance.
We also recommend that you investigate grant and scholarship opportunities within your community (schools, religious groups, arts or civic organizations, community foundations, and private donors) for alternate sources of financial aid.
Applicants are required to submit two recent videos to the Heifetz International Music Institute portal via Acceptd. For full details about audition requirements, click here.
The Heifetz Institute typically accepts students between the ages of 14 and 27. However, the Heifetz Institute does not discriminate on the basis of age, and students of all ages are welcome to apply.
The application deadline for the Heifetz 2020 Virtual Institute is April 30, 2020. Applicants will be evaluated and enrolled on a rolling basis beginning on April 10., 2020.