Because we believe that the whole person is involved in making music, personal care and attention will be given to each participant. Built on the foundational commitments of Cairn University, the institute will gather students in a unique setting of world-class music and spiritual nurture. Mr. Kim has taken a great deal of time to craft this institute to encourage, stretch, challenge and develop the participants as complete musicians. Join us!
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School.
Mr. Kim appears as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra each season as well as with numerous orchestras around the world. Mr. Kim has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Eastern University in suburban Philadelphia, the University of Rhode Island, and Dickinson College.
Learn from members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Learn more
Participate in lessons, mock auditions, and masterclasses designed to help you become a better musician and orchestral player
Study with others in a nurturing and spiritual environment
We are accepting students aged 15 and up. There are two tracks:
Application and auditions start date: February 1, 2017
Application and auditions deadline: June 10, 2017
More information about the Violin and Viola Summit application process, audition requirements, event schedule, and tuition can be found in the David Kim Orchestral Institute Viewbook.
For more information, email DKOI@cairn.edu.