Participants in the 2015 Starling-Delay Symposium (photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

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The next Symposium will take place virtually from Tuesday, June 22 – Friday, June 25, 2021. The Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies is presented this year as a 4-day online seminar in collaboration with the Juilliard Evening Division as part of their 2021 Summer Series. The online application can be accessed here.

The 2021 Artist-Faculty will be announced shortly.

2019 Artist-Faculty included:

  • Master classes: Midori, Patinka Kopec, Kathleen Winkler and Mark Kaplan
  • Pedagogy workshops: Brian Lewis, Daniel Pettrow, Kurt Sassmannshaus
  • Recitalists: Robert Chen and Philippe Quint
  • Conversation and Q&A with Itzhak Perlman

Click here to view the 2021 program schedule.

2021 Symposium schedule coming soon.

General Information

Participants accepted to the Symposium observe all master classes, attend recitals, and participate in workshops designed to help teachers refine their pedagogical skills. Participants may bring their instruments for use in pedagogy sessions. Preference is given to applicants who are professional violinists, teachers, post-graduate, and college students.

2021 Deadlines and Fees

The 2021 Symposium is now accepting applications for Participants. To access the online application, click here.


  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Application Fee: $35
  • Participant Tuition: $350
  • Notification of Acceptance: Participants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis, beginning February 2021.
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A master class at the 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium

Contact Us

For more information please e-mail [email protected].

The biennial Starling-DeLay Symposium, dedicated to the art of violin teaching and performance, is hosted by The Juilliard School as part of the Starling-DeLay Symposium of Violin Studies and made possible by the generous support of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation.