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Young Artist Summer Violin Week

July 9 – 14, 2018
For Violinists Ages 11 – 20

Artist Faculty

  • Dr. Kenneth Sarch, Director, Violin
  • Dr. Emily Rolka, Violin, Ensemble
  • Dr. Amanda Gunderson, Piano, Performance Class

The Lycoming College Young Artist Summer Violin Week (LCVW) is a concentrated program of Violin lessons, Supervised individual Practice, Performance Classes with Pianist, Violin Ensemble, Music Theory and Special Topics culminating in a Public Recital. Students enrolled will receive a DAILY lesson with an artist teacher, an assigned practice room supervised by experienced staff, Performance Classes with a piano accompanist, Music Theory Review and Special Topics Discussions with a featured Public Recital at the end of the week. Students will be expected to practice a minimum of 2 hours each morning and will perform regularly with the pianist in Performance Class. Ensemble experience will be offered in the form of music composed for two, three and four violins. For students who are serious about playing the violin, the LYCO Violin Week offers a unique music study opportunity. The tuition for the week is $300, which includes lessons, supervision, pianist, classes and use of the Lycoming College music facilities.


The LYCO Violin Week is open to advanced violinists who are looking for a summer music experience designed specially for them. An audition and interview will be required for admission if the staff does not know the student’s playing and level.


Monday through Saturday, July 9 – 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. daily, Saturday 10 a.m. – 12

Recital Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Students are required to be present arriving each day at 8:45 a.m. through 2:15 p.m.


Tuition is $300 inclusive. A $75.00 Deposit is required to hold a place; space in the program is limited to 10 students. Students may bring their lunch from home or arrangements can be made to have lunch delivered daily for a modest cost. Registration and Tuition fees may be paid by check or credit card. Please make checks payable to “Lycoming College” with “WCMF Registration” and the participant’s name on the Memo line.

Registration deadline: June 22, 2018
Tuition Balance due: July 2, 2018

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Sample Daily Schedule

TimeMon, WedTue, ThurFriSat
9:00 Practice Practice Practice ------
10:00 Lesson Practice Recital Rehearsal Recital Warmup
11:00 Practice Lesson Recital Rehearsal Recital Warmup
12:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45 Music Theory Perf Class w piano Special Topics 1:00 RECITAL
1:30 Violin Ensemble Perf Class w piano 1:15 Recital Dress Reh -----