2021 Virginia All-State Orchestra Violin Audition Intensive

This four-week intensive takes place from January 29, 2021-February 19, 2021 and is open both to violinists who successfully auditioned for Senior Regional Orchestra AND those currently without private instruction who wish to expand their technique and audition preparation skills.

Students will work virtually for four weeks on a program of their choice, all of which will include virtual private instruction, video evaluation, understanding of scoring and coaching on audition techniques and professional video preparation.

All students will receive one consultation and three (3) one-hour lessons during the course period.


I.   SCALE REVIEW - $300

  • Students will gain technical insight into learning and playing three-octave scales including shifting, bowings, and posture/intonation in high positions.

  • Texts include Amy Matherly's "Progressive Scales for Violin", the Carl Flesch Scale System, and Dr. John Bauer's "Progressive Scale Studies for Violin"

  • Students will submit videos of scales at end of course for evaluation


  • Course will include video instruction and detailed explanation techniques involved in preparation of etudes and excerpts

  • Students will submit videos at the end of course for evaluation


  • Students will have the opportunity to review their audition material through four (4) weeks of mock audition performance and video preparation.

  • Course includes video instruction, review of techniques involved with playing all audition material, and consultation of audition and performance mindset

  • Students will submit two (2) audition videos for evaluation and instruction on professional video submission

Payment can be made by check, money order, Paypal (www.paypal.me/SamuelThompson), or Venmo (@samuelviolin).

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