IMPORTANT: New (UPDATED) Dates for 2021:
3 weeks option: July 12 – July 30 (tuition: $550)
2 weeks option: July 12 – July 30 (tuition: $450)
Festival Performances: July 11 – August 1 – Performance Details will be announced soon
To download the 2021 application form click here >>>
Please attach and e-mail back the application to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail the filled, printed form to
Connecticut Virtuosi Music Academy
c/o Brunilda Myftaraj
201 Whitney Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Chamber Music – Individual Instruction – Master-Classes – Orchestra – Fun & Educational Activities – Public Performances – Music Theory
In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are limiting the 2021 VMI Institute to strings and piano instructions only. The institute is open to students and adults of all ages.T
Instruments: Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
Welcome: Since 2011, our Virtuosi Summer Music Institute and Festival has delighted audiences with performances of chamber music works and operas. Although we are unable to perform an opera this year, our commitment to high-standard concerts is as strong as ever. The Institute’s program will include chamber music coaching, chamber orchestra, music theory classes, history of composers from guest lecturers, and many public performances. Our outstanding, internationally acclaimed, and very dedicated instructors are interacting closely with students – teaching, socializing, and sharing their performance experiences. This inspirational and indispensable relationship gives our students a great boost of self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Venues: The Festival performances take place at St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington, First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, and the Wadsworth Museum of Art in Hartford.
The program is open to students and adults of all ages who demonstrate a good command of their instrument and are able to perform in a variety of chamber music and advanced orchestral settings.
In order to be considered for solo performance opportunities, a student must come with a prepared repertoire including classical or romantic sonata, bravura piece, or concerto movement prepared prior to the start of the institute. Piano accompaniment will be provided.
- Arrival time between 9:30 to 10 am (earlier drop off may be arranged as needed)
- Pick up time 2 pm.
- Parents are required to provide transportation to camp and performance venues.
- Please bring your own masks and hand sanitizer as needed.
- We will provide additional sanitizer as needed.
- Classes will be limited to a maximum of 10 students.
- Please bring lunch and a snack.
- Students must have black folders labeled with their names, a notebook, staff paper, and a pencil on the first day of camp.
- Please bring a music stand.