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.

Deadlines and costs

Dates: June 23–30, 2023

Early Bird Registration Deadline (10% discount): April 3

Registration Deadline: May 19

Full Participation Applicant, Fees Due: June 1

Auditor Registration Deadline: June 15

Auditor Applicant, Fees Due: June 16


Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $70

Full participation (Early Bird): TBA

Full Participation: TBA

Online Auditors: TBA

Important notes: 1) We are accepting 30 full face-to-face participants who will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

2) 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 23 at 9 AM (EST)


Dormitory Housing

On-campus housing will be available to participants. More information to be announced in soon. If you have any questions, please contact 

How to Apply

  1. To apply, fill out the registration form with the participant’s information. Please note, there is an enrollment limit of 30.  
  2. When registration is completed, please click here to electronically sign the required forms. Due June 1, 2023.  
  3. 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 at

Registration will open in Spring 2023

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