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July 19 - July 31, 2020

A Note from the Program Director

I am pleased to announce the dates for the third annual University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy: July 19 - July 31, 2020. Join us for an immersive musical experience and chance to meet new mentors, colleagues and friends. The goal of the workshop is to help each student expand their potential by offering a rigorous daily routine, professional expertise, and an overriding commitment to the highest ideals of string playing and music making.

Jonathan Ruck, Professor of Music (Cello), OU School of Music


The Academy

The University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy is an intensive workshop focused on the study and performance of solo and chamber music repertoire for violin, viola, cello and piano. Accepted participants will rehearse, perform and receive daily faculty instruction as members of an assigned chamber ensemble. Additionally, each student will receive multiple private lessons from faculty members and have opportunities to perform individually in masterclasses and evening solo recitals. Each chamber music ensemble will perform on the Academy’s final recital July 31, 2020.



Open only to Violinists, Violists, and Cellists

  • Collegiate Division (Ages 18-30): Pre-professional students seeking additional mentorship, intensive study and numerous performance opportunities are encouraged to apply.
  • Young Artists Division (Ages 12-18): Advanced middle and high school students seeking exposure to an immersive chamber music experience, numerous performance opportunities, a faculty of world-class teaching artists and a rigorous daily routine similar to the expectations of collegiate music study are encouraged to apply.


Application Deadline

Applications accepted January 15 - May 15, 2020



We thank the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support of the University of Oklahoma Summer String Academy.