Max Aronoff Viola Institute Festival
Friday, June 26 — Sunday, June 28, 2015
at Bastyr University in northeast Seattle (Kenmore)
Thorbeck Adjudication Information
Date April 12: MAVI Thorbeck Scholarship Competition (at Hammond Ashley in Issaquah)
Date April 13: MAVI Thorbeck Scholarship Competition (at R.L. Ray in Olympia)
Open to violists age 14 to18. Students may enter at the location of their choice. Professional string players give written critiques and award merit-based scholarships for study at the MAVI Festival. Download the application form.
What is the Max Aronoff Viola Institute Festival?
For a quarter of a century, the Max Aronoff Viola Institute has inspired violists from all walks of life and levels of skill. Our 25th MAVI Festival is open to violists age 14 through adult and is packed with an interesting variety of classes. Festival participants are enthusiastic students, amateurs, teachers and professionals who want to learn something new and refresh their skills. The low participant-faculty ratio ensures a personalized course of study. Faculty concerts feature some of the northwest’s finest artists and repertoire of significance to violists. Tuition includes admission to all concerts and classes. Merit and need-based scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The MAVI Festival is held on the beautiful campus of Bastyr University, just northeast of Seattle and adjacent to a state park. These quiet surroundings provide inspiration for intense work and enjoyment, as well as access to the park. Participants may stay at Bastyr or commute. The dormitory, chapel and classrooms are accessible to all. The dormitory offers clean, convenient, semi-private rooms with hall showers and bathrooms. The acoustically-stunning Chapel offers an inspirational setting for the Festival Concerts presented by faculty and participants.
Application deadline is May 15, 2015.
At the MAVI Festival we encourage all levels of violists age 14 through adult to develop their skills to the highest level possible. Scholarships are available; information is on the application.
Here are some of the things we do NOT do at MAVI:
Contradict technical instruction of any private teacher
Solicit private students for our faculty
Recruit for any college or school
Musicians who come to MAVI are presented with many approaches to playing by our faculty. We encourage everyone to consider new ideas and to notice the diversity of suggestions they receive. Participants leave our Festival with inspiration to study and practice harder, and with an increased respect for themselves as artists.
We sincerely hope that you will join us for the 2015 MAVI festival.