David Kim Orchestral Institute of Cairn University

Violin and Viola Summit:
June 15–22, 2019

 

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 gathers 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!

 

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!

About the David Kim Orchestral Institute

The David Kim Orchestral Institute is an 8-day summer music festival focused on elevating your violin and viola musicianship to an elite level. Participate in private lessons, masterclasses, mock auditions, and workshops featuring the finest musicians and clinicians in the classical music world. Study in a nurturing environment that fosters personal, musical, and spiritual growth. In just a few short days, you will make immense progress in your performance practice, and be equipped with new skills and insights to help you start winning competitive orchestral positions.

DKOI offers two different tracks, each designed to provide players with opportunities to interact with faculty and their peers at an age-appropriate level.

High School Track (15 years and up)

  • Private lessons with faculty
  • Master class observation
  • Student concert
  • Mock auditions for colleges and youth orchestras
  • College application seminar
  • Faculty workshops
  • Shoulder and chin rest consults
  • Faculty concert
  • Trip to Philadelphia
  • Chamber music reading party
  • Music theory sessions
  • Yoga classes
  • Orchestral excerpt packet
  • Hiking at a nearby state park

College/Post College Track

  • Private lessons with faculty
  • Master class participation
  • Student concert
  • Mock orchestral auditions
  • Professional photo shoots
  • Professional development seminars
  • String quartet reading sessions with faculty
  • Resume seminar
  • Shoulder and chin rest consults
  • Faculty workshops
  • Trip to Philadelphia
  • Quartet reading party
  • Orchestral excerpt packet
  • Hiking at a nearby state park

Learn with world-class musicians

Receive private instruction from members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American String Quartet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Seoul National University, and other performing artists.

View DKOI Faculty Profiles

Tuition & Accommodations

Tuition

The total cost for the eight-day summit is $1,200. Please note that merit-based financial aid may be awarded. These merit-based scholarships will be based on the audition application. Inquiries for financial aid can be sent to dkoi@cairn.edu. The tuition cost includes all meals, housing, and transportation.

A $100 deposit is due by May 1, 2019.

 

Room & Board

All meals will be provided by the Institute. A continental breakfast will be available in the dorm facility each morning, and lunch and dinner will be held in the Furman Dining Commons. Dietary needs will be accommodated. Any applications with specific needs should complete the Dietary Needs form on the Accepted Student page.

Housing is single occupancy, air-conditioned rooms in the Heritage Hall dormitory on Cairn’s campus. The dormitory also features coin laundry facilities, multiple lounge areas, a snack bar, and games.

The Cairn Fitness Center is also available to DKOI participants.

David Kim Violin Summit

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