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Richard Luby Symposium: Chamber Music | May 13 – 18, 2024

MUSC 112 Individual & Group Lessons in Strings – 1 credit

Named in honor of its founder, violinist Richard Luby, the Symposium offers participants intensive instruction, performance opportunities, and exchange of interpretation ideas ranging across five centuries of violin repertoire. Artist-Faculty include guest artist Grace Park, symposium director Nicholas DiEugenio (UNC-CH), Aaron Berofsky (University of Michigan), Fabian Lopez (UNC-G), Shannon Thomas (Florida State), Kevin Lawrence (UNCSA) and Jacqueline Wolborsky (UNC-CH) .

Course dates are May 13-18, with arrival on May 12 and departure on May 19. Program fee. Contact Associate Professor Dr. Nicholas DiEugenio at

The Richard Luby Symposium includes:

  • private lessons
  • masterclasses
  • student performances
  • faculty performances
  • guest artist performances
  • HIP perspectives
  • body awareness methods
  • practice techniques
  • performance psychology
  • chamber music repertoire

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 two hours of academic credit.  The cost per credit hour for Summer School at UNC is:

In-state                                                                          Out-of-state                                                                        Program Fee

$367.46 undergraduate                                                     $1631.67 undergraduate                                                             $175

$661.23 graduate                                                              $1677.45 graduate


Tuition payment is made through UNC Summer School.  The program fee must be paid using this link. Please wait for program fee confirmation from the program director before paying your fees.

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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: March 30, 2024 (UNC Summer School registration deadline is April 29, 2024)

Artist Faculty:

Fabian Lopez, violin
2024 Luby Guest Artist


Aaron Berofsky
University of Michigan
ex-Chester Quartet

Nicholas DiEugenio, Symposium Director
UNC Chapel Hill
The Sebastians

Becca Albers
Principal Viola, Minnesota Orchestra
Maiya Papach
Principal Viola, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Raman Ramakrishnan
Bard College, ex-Daedalus Quartet, ex-Horszowski Trio
James Wilson
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
ex-Chester Quartet, ex-Shanghai Quartet