The next Symposium will take place in 2021. The online application can be accessed here.
The Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies is dedicated to fostering the legacy of the late renowned teacher, Dorothy DeLay. The Symposium takes place at The Juilliard School and features world-renowned artist-faculty teaching pedagogy and master classes and performing in recitals.
- 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
Participation is offered at one of two levels: Participant or Student Artist
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. Minors (younger than 18) may only be admitted on a space available basis and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also accepted as a paying Participant.
Student Artists are selected as performing students for the Symposium. Up to 10 violinists are accepted as Student Artists to perform in public master classes for the artist-faculty. In addition to performing twice in master classes for two different teachers, Student Artists are featured in public performance on selected evening recitals in Paul Hall. Student Artists may also observe other activities throughout the Symposium as time allows. There is no tuition fee for Student Artists.
To audition for the Student Artists program, applicants must submit:
1) Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the applicant's current primary teacher);
2) Video audition consisting of the following repertoire:
- one movement from an unaccompanied sonata or partita by Bach
- a movement from any concerto in the standard repertoire
- one Paganini caprice
- one virtuosic show piece (by Sarasate, Wieniawski, Kreisler, etc.).
Submitted recordings should be recent and unedited. Preference is given to students currently enrolled in a pre-college, Bachelor's or Master's degree program.