Oberlin Summer Workshops

Andrew Dipper rebuilds a rib assembly onto a back

Since 1986 the VSA has sponsored workshops in conjunction with Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. The workshops, offered every summer, offer an outstanding and important opportunity for violin and bow makers to learn methods and subtleties associated with fine stringed instruments and bows. The original Restoration Workshop was created by the noted restorer Vahakn Nigogosian. Today there are six programs held during the summer, which offer in-depth instruction by a distinguished faculty supplemented by renowned luthiers. The current programs are: Violin Making (advanced level); Bow Making (advanced level); Bow Restoration and Repair; Instrument Restoration and Repair; Acoustics; Bass Setup, Repair and Acoustics. For exact programs, please review below.

For general information:
Anna Hoffmann
Oberlin Conservatory of Music Summer Programs
(440) 775-8044


Upcoming 2016 Oberlin Summer Workshops

Bass Workshop

June 25 - July 2, 2016 


Acoustics Workshop

June 11 - June 18, 2016


Bow Makers Workshop

June 12 - June 25, 2016


Violin Makers Workshop

June 12 - June 25, 2016


Bow Restoration Workshop

June 26 - July 2, 2016


Violin Restoration Workshop

June 26 - July 2, 2016


Please feel free to submit your REQUEST TO BE CONSIDERED for the 2016 Workshops. CLICK HERE NOW
(Notification of acceptance to be sent mid-March/April).