Retreat for Violin and Viola Teachers

Academy faculty

Mimi Zweig

Mimi Zweig is currently Professor of Violin at the Jacobs School of Music and Director of the Indiana University String Academy. Since 1972 she has developed pre-college string programs across the United States and has been a faculty member at the Jacobs School of Music since 1976. She has given master classes and pedagogy workshops throughout the world. In 2019 Mimi Zweig was the recipient of the ASTA Artist Teacher Award. Her students have won numerous competitions and teach and perform worldwide. 

Brenda Brenner

Brenda Brenner is Eugene O'Brien Bicentennial Executive Associate Dean (Interim) and associate professor of music in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin and courses in violin and string pedagogy.

Application Deadlines

Dates: June 24–July 1, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline (10% discount): April 1

Registration Deadline: May 2

Fees paid by: June 1


Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $70

We are accepting 30 full face-to-face participants who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Full participation (Early Bird): $720

Full Participation: $800 

Online Auditors: $200

Please note that Auditors will observe via the Webinar function on Zoom and will not be visible or have access to the Chat function. Retreat Notebook will be available for downloading.

In Person Check-In:  Friday, June 24 at 9 AM (EST)

Required Online Form - Coming soon for registered participants. Click HERE to electronically sign the required forms that are due June 1, 2022.

For more information including curriculum and scheduling, visit our website.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Brenda Brenner at

For information regarding applications, fees, and any other administrative issues, please contact the Jacobs Academy Office:

Phone: 812-855-6025
Campus Address: Simon Music Building C100

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