UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute General Information


Who May Participate?

The UNH Violin Craftmanship Institute has programs designed for beginners, all the way to advanced bow makers, professional stringed instrument musicians, music educators, violin makers, and instrument repair persons at all levels of experience, as well as those simply interested in the art of violin and bow making.  You must be 18 years or older to participate.  

What is Live Online? 

The 2023 UNH Violin Craftsmanship Insitute will be held online in a "Live Online" format.  "Live Online" utilizes Zoom to create a virtual learning enviornment that simulate a traditional classroom experiance connecting learners and instrcutors online.  Given it is a "live" format, UNH VCI programs will still have set class times, live instructional staff and support, and interaction amongst class cohorts.  UNH VCI Instrcutors and teaching assistants utilize cutting edge web cameras, modified curriculm, and web-based tools to replicate a traditional in-person classroom experiance, as best as possible in a virtual enviornment.

In order to participate in Live Online programming, students will need a laptop or tablet with an internet connection.  It is also strongly recommended that students also have a working web camera and microphone to engage with instrcutors and classmates.

How to Register? 

Online: The UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute registration system prompts you to create your own student login and password. It is important to save your user name and password so that you may register for future events and view a historical record of your participation. If you have attended workshops in the past, register using the same user name and password.  Visit the web site: https://training.unh.edu/violin. Click the workshop or workshops you're interested in attending, and open the unique webpage for each workshop. Click the "Enroll Now" button in the right-hand column to add the workshop to your cart. Add one or more workshops to your cart. Check out and pay using a credit card. 

By Phone: Call (603) 862-7380. If possible, please have visited our website and have a list of the workshop titles and dates you would like to register for in advance of your call.

Tuition, Discounts & Related Costs 

Tuition is $999 per week of programming. 

Students are also expected to provide their own tools and supplies, as needed per the class description, as well as a computer/internet connection to join the Live Online program.  The resources are not provided with the cost of enrollment and should be budgeting as extra program expenses for the student.

Information on Payments and Deposits

To reserve your space in a UNH VCI program, you must make either a full payment or select an invoice for the week of instruction at the time of registration.  Space is limited in each workshop, so REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE! 

Registration and full payment is due by two days prior to the first date of your workshop. If you do not make the full payment by the due date: 1) You will be charged an administrative late fee of $50 and 2) If others are on the waiting list, you may lose your place in the program and forfeit your deposit. 

This policy has been adopted in fairness to students on waiting lists. All participants must be registered and paid in full before attending the first day of class. Walk-ins are NOT ACCEPTED. 


Not on U.S. Currency: All deposits, tuition, registration fee, and payments to housing, if any, are payable only in U.S. currency, by credit card or by checks in U.S. funds. 

Refund Policy 

The UNH VCI will issue refunds minus a $100 cancellation fee if written cancellation from a student is received at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the first day of the Violin Craftmaship Institute.  No refunds will be given after this deadline. Refund requests due to emergencies or illness are handled on a case-by-case basis; please contact Professional Development & Training at (603) 862-7380 or professional.development@unh.edu. Payment in full (or a purchase order on file) are required prior to the program start date; failure to pay may limit your ability to register for future PD&T programming. 

Responsibility Clause 

The Violin Craftsmanship Institute is located in the State of New Hampshire and is subject to New Hampshire law. The terms and conditions of the Institute shall be enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and all Agreements relating to the Institute are deemed to have been made in the State of New Hampshire. In the event of litigation regarding the terms and conditions of the Institute, the parties expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in New Hampshire. All attendees must adhere to UNH rules, Institute rules, and University Conference Office policies. A signed participant waiver is required for attendance. 


For More Information contact UNH Professional Development & Training 


Call: (603) 862-1739 

Write: Violin Institute, UNH Professional Development and Training, 34 Sage Way, Cole Hall 146, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 


Please note: Audio and/or video recordings of Institute classes are not permitted.