Participants in the 2015 Starling-Delay Symposium (photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

Starling-DeLay Violin

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The next Symposium will take place in 2021. The online application can be accessed .

The Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies is dedicated to fostering the legacy of the late renowned teacher, Dorothy DeLay. The Symposium takes place at The Juilliard School and features world-renowned artist-faculty teaching pedagogy and master classes and performing in recitals.

2019 Artist-Faculty:

  • Master classes: , , and 
  • Pedagogy workshops: , , Kurt Sassmannshaus
  • Recitalists: Robert Chen and 
  • Conversation and Q&A with

View the 2019 Symposium schedule

General Information

Participation is offered at one of two levels: Participant or Student Artist

Participants accepted to the Symposium observe all master classes, attend recitals, and participate in workshops designed to help teachers refine their pedagogical skills. Participants may bring their instruments for use in pedagogy sessions. Preference is given to applicants who are professional violinists, teachers, post-graduate, and college students. Minors (younger than 18) may only be admitted on a space available basis and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also accepted as a paying Participant.

Student Artists are selected as performing students for the Symposium. Up to 10 violinists are accepted as Student Artists to perform in public master classes for the artist-faculty. In addition to performing twice in master classes for two different teachers, Student Artists are featured in public performance on selected evening recitals in Paul Hall. Student Artists may also observe other activities throughout the Symposium as time allows. There is no tuition fee for Student Artists.

To audition for the Student Artists program, applicants must submit:

1) Two letters of recommendation (one must be from the applicant's current primary teacher);
Xổ số đài phát thanh miền Trung 2) Video audition consisting of the following repertoire:

  • one movement from an unaccompanied sonata or partita by Bach
  • a movement from any concerto in the standard repertoire
  • one Paganini caprice
  • one virtuosic show piece (by Sarasate, Wieniawski, Kreisler, etc.).

Xổ số đài phát thanh miền TrungSubmitted recordings should be recent and unedited. Preference is given to students currently enrolled in a pre-college, Bachelor's or Master's degree program.

Housing and Meals

Xổ số đài phát thanh miền TrungLimited housing for Participants and Student Artists is available in Juilliard's Meredith Willson Residence Hall, which is located next to the school. Minors (younger than 18) must room with a parent. Participants may also choose to arrange their own housing.

No meal plan is provided during the Symposium, but food is available on campus at the Juilliard Cafeteria and at numerous restaurants in the Lincoln Center area.

2019 Deadlines and Fees

Xổ số đài phát thanh miền TrungThe 2019 Symposium is now accepting applications for Participants and Student Artists. To access the online application, .


  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Participant Tuition: $480
  • Notification of Acceptance: Participants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis, beginning February 2019.
  • Optional Housing Fee: single room: $550/double room: $440 (Participants may also choose to arrange for their own housing.)

Student Artists

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Application Fee: $75
  • Student Artist Tuition: None. There is no tuition fee for Student Artists.
  • Notification of Acceptance: Student Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2019.
  • Optional Housing Fee: single room: $550/double room: $440 (Student Artists may also choose to arrange for their own housing.)
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A master class at the 2015 Starling-DeLay Symposium

Contact Us

For more information please call, write, or e-mail:

The Juilliard School
Starling-DeLay Symposium Office
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-6590
Tel.: (212) 799-5000, ext. 7161
[email protected]

The Juilliard School will make reasonable accommodations for students, guests, and community members with qualified disabilities. If you need to request a disability-related accommodation, please notify the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services as soon as possible (but ideally no later than 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival on campus) to ensure timely accommodation.

The biennial Starling-DeLay Symposium, dedicated to the art of violin teaching and performance, is hosted by The Juilliard School as part of the Starling-DeLay Symposium of Violin Studies and made possible by the generous support of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation.