Juilliard Extension Course: Folk and Fiddle Traditions for Classical Strings

Time & Location

  • Mar 14 - Apr 11, 2023
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online Event
  • The Juilliard School 155 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023 US

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About the Workshop

Faculty: Mitchell Lyon, George Meyer

Take a journey through Appalachia, Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia in this six-week course exploring a rich landscape of folk styles. Students will learn tune melodies, idiomatic use of the bow and the left hand, and accompaniment techniques. Each class will combine hands-on learning and instruction with historical context and background for a well-rounded introduction to each musical tradition. The class will guide students through the process of learning by ear and prepare participants for future self-study or connection to fiddle communities in NYC and beyond.

This class is intended for string instrument players, including violin, viola and cello, but all instruments are welcome. Applicants must be comfortable on their instrument and willing to explore learning by ear.

ACMP members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on tuition registration for Folk and Fiddle Traditions for Classical Strings. If interested, please complete a Juilliard Extension application for the spring 2023 semester for Strings at apply.juilliard.edu/apply.

To receive the 25% discount, please complete this discount form after you receive your placement letter in late-February – https://airtable.com/shrCjUQ7aHIB9Kguj

5 weeks

Tuesdays 7–9pm ET
March 14–April 11
In Person Only


  • Beginners welcome
  • Chamber mostly string
  • Improvisation
  • Older Adults

Event Organizer

Juilliard Extension extension@juilliard.edu 212-799-5000 ext. 273