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String Intensive Study Program (SISP)

String Intensive Study Program

Dates:  June 16 – July 14, 2024

Tuition Cost for All 4 Weeks:  $4,700 (tiered tuition discount opportunities available through March 19) Tuition and Application Information

The String Intensive Study Program (SISP) is designed for passionate and motivated students desiring to refine technique, learn new repertoire, and prepare for auditions and performances. Combining one-on-one teaching with four hours of required daily practice time, this program encourages students to effectively integrate faith and art. SISP is open to qualified students ages 14 to 26, with consideration on a case-by-case basis outside these parameters. SISP faculty members oversee practice time, teach private lessons, and coordinate SISP classes. Students participate in performance classes, MasterClasses, chamber music opportunities, and weekly private lessons as well as experience daily prayer, devotionals and other festival-wide spiritual activities to strengthen students’ faith. Please refer to the Spiritual Life section for more information.


Performance opportunities include the following:

SISP incorporates opportunities for Chamber Music culminating in performance. Based on application/audition materials, students may be assigned to a small chamber group during the Festival. Chamber ensembles receive coachings with members of the instrumental faculty. Other performance opportunities include recitals, masterclasses, worship services, and more.

If participating in the Concerto Competition, students should be prepared to compete during the first week of the festival. Please note the deadline and requirements for Concerto Competition entry here.

String Intensive Study Program Audition Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

1) Completed Application and application fee
2) Current résumé and/or list of musical experiences including repertoire studied/performed and ensemble experience
3) A video recording of highest quality containing: