Weeklong Workshops--Take One or More Weeks Led by Internationally Prominent Masters



The University of New Hampshire's Violin Craftsmanship Institute, now in its 43rd year, has been recognized for its excellence in teaching the fine craft of violin making; violin and string instrument repair; acoustics and sound adjustments; and bow making, rehairing, and repair.

The 2016 institute will be held June 27-July 29 on the UNH campus in Durham, New Hampshire, one hour north of Boston. It is comprised of several weeklong workshops with expert guidance from the masters. Individuals can register for one or more weeks.

Hands-on workshops will be offered in:

--Bow Making (offered twice: July 18-22 and July 25-29);

--Bow Rehairing (offered twice: June 27-July 1 and July 11-15);

--Bow Repair I (July 4-8);

--Bow Repair II (July 11-15)

--Frog Making & Restoration (July 18-22)

--Violin Building (offered three weeks: June 27-July 1, July 4-8; and July 11-15);

--Basic Violin Set-up & Tool Use (June 27-July 1);

--Basic Violin & Stringed Instrument Repair (July 4-8)

--Intermediate Violin Repair & Sound Adjustments (July 11-15);

--Advanced Violin Repair & Acoustics (July 18-22);

--Violin Varnishing I (July 18-22)

--Violin Varnishing II (July 25-29)

The workshops are led by prominent masters: Horst Kloss, Lynn Hannings, Paul Wiessmeyer, Francis Morris, and George Rubino.

Beginning through Advanced Levels are offered.

Space is limited for each workshop, so you will have an opportunity for extensive one-on-one guidance in your craft from the master. On-campus housing and meals are available. The campus is located approximately 20 minutes from ocean beaches and the popular town of Portsmouth.

To obtain information, download a brochure, or register on the web go to: http://www.learn.unh.edu/violin or email us at professional.development@unh.edu