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Summer String Fest


Watch the 2019 Summer String Fest performance in Merkin Hall.

This summer, the focus of the festival is chamber music and small ensembles! 

Summer String Fest 2021
In person!
August 23-27

Tuition: $550 + $25 Application Fee

Register before March 15 and tuition is just $450!

Auditions: May 2 and May 9 | Registration Deadline: April 15

With any questions or for additional information, please call 212-501-2260 or email

An intensive week of music-making, friendship and fun! Advanced violinists, violists and cellists age 10-23 are invited to join us for a week of chamber music and small ensembles, workshops, performances and a final concert in Merkin Hall.

Igal Kesselman, Festival Director

Harlem Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence

Viktor Basis, violin
Alex Croxton, cello
Viola faculty TBA

Additional guest faculty

Optional: A 50% discount is available for up to 5 individual lessons with Kaufman Music Center's faculty prior to the Festival for all String Fest registered students.  Tuition for the 5-day program includes all coachings, classes, and activities.  Students are required to bring their own brown bag lunches.

Required Audition Repertoire - Junior Advanced

  • Any work at the level of Bach concerto in A minor or above - violin/viola
  • Sammartini/ Berteau Sonata in G major - cello
  • 3 octave scales

Required Audition Repertoire - Advanced

  • 2 contrasting pieces or movements of an advanced concerto
  • 3 octave scales and arpeggios
  • Movement of unaccompanied Bach


We plan to hold Summer String Fest in person for Summer 2021! August 23- 27.

Tuition is $550 plus a $25 application fee - Register before March 15 for a $460 tuition!

Class Details

Class ID 13959
Age 10 - 23
Day Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Time 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Start/End August 23, 2021 - August 27, 2021
Sessions 5 | Show dates
Term Summer 2021
Tuition $550
Max Class Size 50

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Our Registrars are here to help you find the perfect class or private lesson! 212 501 3360 or lucymosesschool​@kaufmanmusiccenter​.org.

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