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Violin Fest


Western Kentucky University, Fine Arts Center
November 1 - 2, 2019


The WKU Violin Fest is an exciting weekend event that brings together violinists and teachers of all ages. The Violin Fest features masterclasses, group performances, a faculty recital,and special topic discussions. All participants are encouraged to take part in the violin group performances, and selected soloists will be chosen to perform in the masterclasses. In addition to performance based activities, special sessions will focus on topics such as vibrato, beginning set up, and practice tips.

Students of all ages are welcome. There will be groups for Suzuki Books 1, 2, and 3, and 4. Teachers who attend will receive three credit hours of professional development and a signed certificate. The Violin Fest promises to be an engaging and vibrant weekend full of all things violin! For any further questions, please contact strings@wku.edu.

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Please click here for PDF of the detailed schedule.


Registration Fees

Early Registraiton, until October 1:  $35

Regular Registration, from October 1-November 1: $55

Late Registration: November 1 and later: $75


If you would like to sign up for a master class, $50 will be added to your registration fee.


Registration Form


An extra $50 fee will be added to your registraiton




Faculty Members 

paul kantor             

Paul Kantor, Professor of Violin at Rice University 

 brenda brenner                         

 Brenda Brenner, Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University             

 timothy kantor

 Timothy Kantor, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Arizona


Ching-Yi Lin, Associate Professor of Violin, Western Kentucky University




For a map of parking locations on campus, please click here (PDF)


Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Fine Arts Center

From I-65, take Exit 22 (Scottsville Road). Come into town exactly 4.2 miles and turn right onto State Street. Go one block and turn left onto 11th Avenue. Go one block and turn left onto College Street. Proceed up College Street until it dead ends at the top on the hill. Turn right and then make an immediate left onto the campus. Van Meter Auditorium will be on your left. Continue past Van Meter Auditorium, continue down the hill to the Wetherby Administration Building and turn left. The Amphitheater and Colonnade is on your right and the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center can be seen through the Colonnade. 


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