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May 17 – 23, 2021

Named in honor of its founder, violinist Richard Luby, the Symposium offers participants an intensive one-week immersion focused on individual instrumental and musical growth within the context of a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.

The Symposium includes:

  • daily private lessons
  • daily masterclasses
  • student performances
  • faculty performances
  • guest artist performances
  • HIP Bach perspectives
  • body awareness methods
  • practice techniques
  • performance psychology

LubyRichard Luby founded the Violin Symposium in 2008. Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-2013, Dr. Luby was a renowned violinist and a master teacher for over 40 years. Richard Luby had a special interest in the solo violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach and performed them, on baroque violin and modern violin, to widespread critical acclaim at the Wigmore Hall in London, Merkin Hall in New York, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, and throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

All course activities take place on the beautiful campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Kenan Music Building and Person Hall.

Public Events:

For a list of events, please click here. Events are free and open to the public. They are held in Person Recital Hall. Paid parking is available in Swain Lot after 5 p.m. or in lots on Rosemary Street (approx. five minute walk).

Room and Board:

Housing will be available at a discounted rate in UNC dorms. Information can be found at:


Each session will count for one hour of academic credit.  The cost per credit hour for Summer School at UNC is:

In-state                                                                          Out-of-state                                                                        Program Fee

$255 undergraduate                                                     $660 undergraduate                                                             $100

$285 graduate                                                              $560 graduate

*These are 2019 rates. Check the UNC Summer School website for 2021 rate updates.


Students must submit a short video of their two contrasting works, including one solo work (preferably Bach, Ysaye, or Bartok) to and complete the applicant Information Form
Deadline: April 28, 2021

Artist Faculty:


Tom Chiu, violinist and composer
Founder, Flux Quartet
2021 Luby Guest Artist


Aaron Berofsky
University of Michigan
at Ann Arbor

Nicholas DiEugenio, Symposium Director
UNC Chapel Hill
Shannon Thomas
Florida State University


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Kevin Lawrence
North Carolina School of the Arts
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Fabian Lopez
UNC Greensboro