Juilliard Extension: Folk and Fiddle Traditions for Classical Strings

Time & Location

  • Mar 11 - Apr 15, 2024
  • 7:00 pm
  • Online Event
  • The Juilliard School The Juilliard School New York, NY 10023 US

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About the Workshop

Faculty: Mitchell Lyon, George Meyer
Application: Required

Take a journey through Appalachia, Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia in this five-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.

5 weeks
Mondays 7–9pm ET
March 11–April 15
In Person @ The Juilliard School

ACMP members are eligible to receive a 25% discount on tuition registration for Folk and Fiddle Traditions for Classical Strings which will be taught by Mitchell Lyon and George Meyer at The Juilliard School’s continuing education division, Juilliard Extension. The course runs for five weeks at The Juilliard School and meets weekly on Mondays from 7-9pm starting March 11–April 15. If interested, please complete a Juilliard Extension application for the spring 2024 semester for Strings at apply.juilliard.edu/apply.

To receive the 25% discount, please complete this discount form after submitting your application: http://tinyurl.com/acmpdiscount


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

Event Organizer

Dan Vesey extension@juilliard.edu (212) 799-5000 ext. 273