The Chicago School of Violin Making seeks individuals who desire training in a field where traditional methods continue to be used and high quality is the standard of success. The school accepts students for trimesters beginning in September and January. Applications are accepted anytime prior to the trimester starting date desired by the applicant. However, if a requested starting date is full, a qualified applicant will be accepted for the next consecutive starting date.
Applicants must be 18 years old or older, and graduated from high school. The following skills and abilities are also recommended:
- Good hand/eye coordination
- Love of music
- Previous playing experience
- Drawing/drafting skills
- Experience with hand woodworking tools
Admission is open to foreign students who meet the requirements for a U.S. student visa.
The Chicago School of Violin Making, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex or handicapping condition in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, or other school-administrated programs. It admits all students to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. However, if school administrators feel that a handicapping condition would prevent safe and successful completion of the program, an individual may be advised not to enroll.
A formal interview is not required for admission; however, all applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the school before enrolling.