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July 8 - August 2, 2019
The UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute carries on the tradition of luthiers, dating back to the 16th century European craft guilds. Karl Roy founded the Institute at UNH in 1974. UNH's Institute is one of the oldest string instrument repair programs in the United States. Current internationally renowned instructors at the UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute are respected masters of their craft.
Who May Attend
Repair shop employees, string instrument teachers, musicians, and professionals from any background with a passion for woodworking and music looking for a second career, a source of of income or to study the craft. All levels of experience will learn the trade from our accessible and knowledgeable instructors. You must be 18 years or older to attend.
All workshops take place at Putnam Hall on the University campus. UNH is located on 156 wooded acres in Durham, New Hampshire and is a 90-minute drive from Boston, Massachusetts; 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean; and 40 miles from the foothills of the White Mountains National Forest. The historic seacoast town of Portsmouth is 10 miles east of Durham.
Transportation to the Institute
Limousine and bus services are available from either Boston’s Logan International Airport or from Manchester (NH) Airport. The AMTRAK train runs service from Boston, MA to UNH in Durham, NH.
How to Register
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 attended in 2018, register using the same user name and password.
Visit the web site: https://training.unh.edu/violin
Pull down the “enroll now” menu for each section by clicking on the + sign. Add one or more workshops to your cart. Check out and pay using a credit card.
You will be prompted to complete an "application form" which is only a means to collect information required for attendance, including acceptance of the waiver form. This information must be completed prior to your arrival.
By Phone: Call (603) 862-7380. Download the brochure in advance of your call.
By Mail: Download the brochure, complete the registration form and mail, along with full payment or a $100 deposit for each week you plan to attend, to UNH Violin Craftsmanship Institute, Room G50, 11 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH 03824.
By Fax: Fax the registration form and credit card info to (603) 862-7381.
Tuition, Discounts & Related Costs
Tuition is $1025 per week with a 5% discounts applied for multiple weeks. To qualify for multiple week discounts, register and check out for multiple weeks in one registration session. Use code VI-Multi at check out.
Policies and Important Information
Full Payment or a Deposit
To reserve your space in a workshop, you must make either full payment or a $100 deposit per week of instruction at the time of registration. The deposit is non-re- fundable (see “Refund Policy”). Space is limited in each workshop, so REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
Housing and Meals are Separate from Tuition
Housing and meals are not included in the tuition. It is the participant’s responsibility to arrange housing and meals. A majority of participants stay on-campus. On-campus air-conditioned housing, including breakfast, is available for an extra charge at a reasonable rate. Participants who choose to stay on campus must register with the University Conference Office. Call (603) 862-0863 or (603) 862-1900 for housing reservations. You will find information and a reservation form on our web site under “Travel & Site Information.” Scroll down to “Room and Board,” download the housing forms and follow the procedures and deadlines outlined.
Final Payment Deadlines
Registration and full payment deadline is May 1, 2018, for all workshops. 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.
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.
The $100 per week tuition deposit is non-refundable. Tuition refunds, less the $100 per week deposit, will be given if written cancellation is received by May 1, 2018. No tuition refunds will be made after May 1.
NOTE: Please check with the University Conference Office at (603) 862-1900 for their housing refund policies.
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
UNH Professional Development & Training
Call: (603) 862-1739
Write: Violin Institute, UNH Professional Development and Training, Room G50, 11 Garrison Avenue, Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Campus Housing & Meals
Call (603) 862-0863 or (603) 862-1900
Write to: University Conference Office, Stillings Hall, 20 Ballard Street, Durham, NH 03824
Please note: Audio and/or video recordings of Institute classes are not permitted.