2021 Violin Craftsmanship Institute Online Workshop Information

The health, safety and comfort of our students and staff is incredibly important to us. With that in mind, we have made the decision to hold the 2021 UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute online.

We look forward to another season of in-depth, interactive online workshops. See below for online workshop information and tips for getting the most out of your online VCI experience.


Tuition, discounts & related costs:

Online Pricing: Tution has been adjusted to reflect the online format; all full-week online workshops are priced at $999/week. Students who enrolled before the March 10 transition to online will be issued a partial refund or an adjustment to their outstanding tuition balance. 

Early Bird Discount: The Early Bird Discount is back for a limited time. Students who register between March 10 and March 24 will receive an additional $100 off every week. Students who registered for the initial Early Bird Price (before February 12) will received the updated Early Bird Price via refund or tuition adjustment.


Refund Policy 

Students who registered before 3/10/21 are eligable for a full refund, including the $100 deposit, should they decide that they are unable to participate online or are not interested in online workshops.  Students who register after 3/10/2021 may drop a class at any time prior to its start date, and will receive a refund minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit. To drop your workshop(s) and recieve a refud, please email Claire.Guilmette@unh.edu.


Zoom Tips

Students are recommended to have a desk or workbench dedicated to your VCI work for the duration of your course, with ample lighting and space to work. Each student will also need a laptop or personal computer with video-call capability and internet/Wifi access in order to attend their workshops via Zoom. It’s important that your instructor is able to clearly see your work in order for you to participate in the workshop and receive feedback.

  • While it is possible to attend online workshops using a laptop or tablet with a built-in webcam, this limits the angle at which students can show their work. Some students find it helpful to aslo use an external webcam on a tripod or gooseneck stand, or to log on using both a laptop and a smart phone. This allows you to show the instructor your view of the work, and can assist in instruction. 
  • If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recomend learning more about the program before your workshop. Official tutorials and troubleshooting help can be found here.