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Violin Fest


Western Kentucky University, Fine Arts Center
November 10 - 11, 2017


The WKU Violin Fest is an exciting weekend event that brings together violinists and teachers of all ages. The Violin Fest features masterclasses, group performances, a faculty recital,and special topic discussions. All participants are encouraged to take part in the violin group performances, and selected soloists will be chosen to perform in the masterclasses. In addition to performance based activities, special sessions will focus on topics such as vibrato, beginning set up, and practice tips.

This year's guest faculty members are Brian Lewis, professor of Violin at the University of Texas - Austin, and Kasia Bugaj, assistant professor at Florida State University. WKU faculty members Dr. Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock will also serve on the faculty of the Violin Fest.

Students of all ages are welcome. There will be groups for Suzuki Books 1, 2, and 3, and an advanced group for high school and college students. Teachers who attend will receive three credit hours of professional development and a signed certificate.

Note: A registration form is required.   Please mail form to:

ATTN Ching-Yi Lin
WKU Music Department #41029
FAC 325
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

The Violin Fest promises to be an engaging and vibrant weekend full of all things violin! For any further questions, please contact



wku violin fest 2016

Registration and Schedule

CLICK HERE for the registration form. 

CLICK HERE for the detailed schedule.

For a map of parking locations on campus, please click here (PDF)


Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Fine Arts Center

From I-65, take Exit 22 (Scottsville Road). Come into town exactly 4.2 miles and turn right onto State Street. Go one block and turn left onto 11th Avenue. Go one block and turn left onto College Street. Proceed up College Street until it dead ends at the top on the hill. Turn right and then make an immediate left onto the campus. Van Meter Auditorium will be on your left. Continue past Van Meter Auditorium, continue down the hill to the Wetherby Administration Building and turn left. The Amphitheater and Colonnade is on your right and the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center can be seen through the Colonnade. 

Faculty Recital Program (Friday at 7:30pm) and Bios

Hotel and Dining Information

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