Quick Facts about Heifetz Institute

  • In 1996 the Institute is founded by violinist Daniel Heifetz.
  • The institute is held every summer for six-weeks on the campus of Mary Baldwin University and is attended by outstanding young musicians studying violin, viola and cello.
  • The Institute is open to string players between the ages of 13 and 28, and includes the Heifetz Performance and Communication Training©, two one-hour lessons per week, one studio performance class per week and one chamber music coaching per week as well as several performance opportunities. For more information or to apply online visit http://www.HeifetzInstitute.org/applynow.
  • Each year hundreds of students apply from all over the world with approximately 80 students accepted into the program.
  • Faculty include renowned concert artists and teachers from the world’s top conservatories, including The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Eastman School of Music just to name a few.
  • During the Institute, public concerts are held daily and include the Institute’s signature series, Stars of Tomorrow showcasing students, Celebrity Series Happy Hour Concerts featuring members of the faculty and new initiatives like the Heifetz Hootenannies and Heifetz Sunday Matinees. For a schedule of upcoming concerts, click here.
  • Heifetz on Tour, the Institute’s outreach component, offers free educational opportunities for students along with performances throughout the year in Staunton and surrounding communities as well as across the country.