Max Aronoff Viola Institute Festival
Friday, June 26 — Sunday, June 28, 2015
at Bastyr University in northeast Seattle (Kenmore)
What is the Max Aronoff Viola Institute Festival?
Now in its 25th year, the MAVI Festival is an inspiring musical experience in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Open to violists age 14 through adult, the MAVI Festival schedule is packed with an interesting variety of classes. The festival is designed for advanced and intermediate violists, including students, enthusiastic amateurs, teachers and professionals who want to 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. Scholarships are available.
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 access to many recreational opportunities including Lake Washington beach, hiking and easy walking trails. Participants may stay at Bastyr or commute. The dormitory, chapel and classrooms are accessible to all persons.
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.
Thorbeck Adjudication Information
Date TBA: MAVI Thorbeck Scholarship Competition (at Hammond Ashley in Issaquah)
Date TBA: 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 in February, 2015.