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Heifetz International Music Institute
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Heifetz International Music Institute
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Apply Now For Heifetz 2023!

Join us in Staunton, Virginia June 15 – July 29, 2023. Apply by January 31, 2023.

Redefining the Concert Experience

Our mission is to enable musicians to convey the emotion of music, explore their creative potential, and express their individuality.

Featured News

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

2023 Festival of Concerts

Renowned faculty, special guests, and our world class students will be featured in 50+ concerts in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Admission is free to ALL EVENTS for children 12 and under.


The Heifetz Music Shop

Located in the heart of the Queen City’s historic district, the Heifetz Music Shop is your source for a wide variety of instrument sales, rentals, repairs, and lessons, with access to one of the largest inventories of musical instruments rentals in the nation.

Choch Full O' Bach

Heifetz On Air

Hosted weekly by President & CEO Ben Roe, Heifetz On Air will present captivating performances by Heifetz International Music Institute students, alums, and faculty—recorded on stage in Staunton and in WTJU’s Charlottesville studios.

Upcoming Events

Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Strum

The Borromeo String Quartet performs Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” at the Heifetz Institute—”a piece that pulsates with pure energy and salutes American folk idioms and the spirit of dance and movement.”

Video of the Week: All Hail Hailstork!

“Hailstork pulls out all the stops here, literally (in the playing of the strings) and figuratively, turning the simple tune into something quite complex. In his very brief comments on this piece, Hailstork writes that the theme is “interrupted by abrupt dissonant...

The 2022 Heifetz Memory Book

The year in images from the Heifetz Institute 2022, a year that saw the resumption of our new Ensemble in Residence Program as well as Bach Around the Clock before a live audience, our new Heifetz Hear and Now" concert series, and at the center of it all, our...

The Heifetz Holiday Homecoming 2022

We are thrilled to share with you our year-end “Heifetz Holiday Homecoming,” featuring fMinchae Kim, SoHyun Ko violins; Jerome McCoy, viola, and Dilshod Narzillaev, cello, joined by faculty pianist Allison Freeman.

The Heifetz Holiday Music Channel is Here!

The Heifetz Institute is back on Soundcloud with freshly-updated selections from eight seasons of Heifetz Holiday programs. Enjoy some memorable seasonal selections, along with beloved favorites, and Yuletide favorites - all just a click away - including performances...

Video of the Week: A Picture Painted Without a Model

Violist Joseph Skerik and pianist Tae Kim performs Eugène Ysaÿe’s passionate Extase, Op. 21 at the 2022 Heifetz Institute

Video of the Week: Vivaldi’s Take on a Tune for the Ages

Dating from the 1600s, La Folia, translated as “folly,” or “madness,” is one of the most durable and downright maddening tunes in all of Western music.

Video of the Week: Join The Band!

The full student body of Heifetz2022 join together with faculty for the “Heifetz Band” performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Video of the Week: Bottesini’s Gran Duo: A Finish With a Flourish

Violinist SoHyun Ko and bassist Julide San with a bravura performance of Bottesini’s Grand Duo Concertante.

Josef Suk’s Song of Love: Like Father, Like Son(-in-Law)

A glorious performance from Heifetz ’22 by Heifetz student Fiona Khuong-Huu, joined by faculty pianist Rohan De Silva. 

Rubato: The Heifetz Virtual Concert Hall