Bravo Violin Program Music Furman University

The full institute is inactive in summer 2014.  Instead, we've planned a wonderful 3-day family experience. The Bravo! program for advance violinists is included!

Learn more:  2014 Suzuki Camp @ Furman.pdf

Camp Application: 2014 Suzuki Camp Application.pdf

For questions, email


Archived information:

 Week Details

Sunday, July 14 Schedule
  • Arrive between 1 and 1:30 p.m.
  • Masterclass and scheduled practice from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Parents check in at 4:00 p.m. (regular registration time.) Housing keys and campus housing available after 4 p.m.  Move into housing and eat dinner 4 - 6:30pm.
  • All SCSI participants attend the Institute Orientation meeting 6:30-7:15 p.m. in DRH (Daniel Recital Hall)
  • Repertoire class first meeting from 7:15-8:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: Daily BRAVO! masterclass, technique class, repertoire class, fiddle/alternative styles class, scheduled personal practice time, attendance of daily recital. There will be a recital featuring BRAVO! participants (formal attire).
Friday evening performance of BRAVO! repertoire class in final Institute concert. (Bravo participants are also invited to perform Suzuki repertoire with other institute participants at this final concert.)

About BRAVO!

The South Carolina Suzuki Institute @ Furman is offering a new and expanded program for advanced violin students, Suzuki and traditional. BRAVO! is designed for a select group of 10 students ages 12 and above. This program provides an opportunity for an intensive week of study and practice.
The minimum required level is the Bach A Minor Concerto in Book 7 or an equivalent piece. Students are required to submit a DVD of the most recent polished piece with their application. Application to BRAVO! will be on a rolling admission acceptance (first-come-first-serve). Please apply early to reserve a space. Application DVDs will be accepted beginning February 15, closing June 1 or earlier.
Dr. Thomas Joiner, Professor of Violin and Orchestral Activities at Furman University and Dr. Andy Carlson, Professor of Violin at Dennison University will serve as the major teachers of the program with daily lessons, supervised practice, repertoire class, technique classes and an alternative styles class. Additional master classes with Guest Artist-Teachers and a BRAVO! solo recital are also planned.

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Suzuki and Traditional violin students age 12 or older
    (boarding applicants must have a parent reside with them on campus.)
  • Completed BRAVO! Application (PDF) with $30 non-refundable fee and one Audition DVD.
  • Mail to: Suzuki BRAVO Program
                   Furman University Music Dept
                   3300 Poinsett Hwy
                   Greenville, SC  29613
  • Audition DVD requirements: The student will perform…
    • 1 Major 3-octave scale and arpeggio
    • 1 Minor 3-octave scale and arpeggio
    • 2 contrasting works at or beyond the level of the Violin Concerto in A minor by J.S. Bach (Suzuki Book 7).
Submit BRAVO application, $30 fee and *DVD* between February 15 and June 1.
If accepted to BRAVO, or if not and you elect to roll to the Institute’s advanced track, the Student Application will be due with full $450 Bravo tuition payment (less discount if a sibling).
Institute application Deadline: June 1

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program via email.

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