JacksonMaberry

Indiana University violin shop - future uncertain

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Folks,

For 40 years, IU has had a violin shop and violinmaking program, but now our professor is retiring and the department has not yet begun a search for his replacement. Myself and my fellow students have drafted a petition intended to show support for continuing the program, which has the backing of the string faculty. 

If you would be so kind as to sign the petition, it would mean a lot to us. 

If we're successful in persuading the administration to retain the program, there will be a job opportunity, perhaps for one of the maestros/maestras on this site! 

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/832/149/843/keep-the-iu-jacobs-school-of-music-violin-shop-open/

Thanks for your consideration!

And a note to Jeffrey: if this is not an appropriate topic for the Pegbox, please move or delete as you see fit. I wasn't sure where best to share this. Thanks for your understanding.

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I do hope the program is able to continue! I'm actually applying to IU right now (I have my audition on Friday) and the violin making class was a major draw for me.

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Done.  

Is it true you've invited Jeffrey, Martin, Jacob, David, and VdA to apply?  :lol:

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I signed also.

I'm glad there are such schools. Though I believe apprenticing with an established maker who makes the way you aspire to would still be the best way for making, and working in a major shoo best for any other aspect of the trade. With making I believe there will always be a few who carver their way in along a unique path. Most of all, I don't think there can ever be a well paved way in. Such a thing would always deliver too many to a too generic end point. A further one on one or perhaps solo journey will still be essential.

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12 hours ago, David Beard said:

Though I believe apprenticing with an established maker who makes the way you aspire to would still be the best way for making.

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A further one on one or perhaps solo journey will still be essential.

Is that an invitation, David? ;)

Thanks for signing! We're a bit above 300 today!

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On 3/1/2018 at 3:43 AM, l33tplaya said:

Done.  

Is it true you've invited Jeffrey, Martin, Jacob, David, and VdA to apply?  :lol:

Mightn't they prefer someone with more tread life remaining? We're almost down to the wear bars... :D

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On ‎01‎.‎03‎.‎2018 at 9:43 AM, l33tplaya said:

Done.  

Is it true you've invited Jeffrey, Martin, Jacob, David, and VdA to apply?  :lol:

What is a “violinmaking programme” at an American university, and why on earth would I support it?

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2 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

What is a “violinmaking programme” at an American university, and why on earth would I support it?

It's a joke.  Apparently I33tplaya respects your knowledge and skills enough to joke  that you were invited to fill the teachers spot at the school. 

 

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5 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

What is a “violinmaking programme” at an American university, and why on earth would I support it?

Well, there's Oberlin, which has almost universal respect on Planet Earth (is also gaining respect on Mars), and may be gaining respect even beyond our solar system. (One should not  assume that the "fireflies" we often see at Oberlin are necessarily  natural terrestrial insects. More likely, they are tiny flying alien spybots.) ;)

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2 hours ago, David Burgess said:

Well, there's Oberlin, which has almost universal respect on Planet Earth (is also gaining respect on Mars), and may be gaining respect even beyond our solar system. (One should not  assume that the "fireflies" we often see at Oberlin are necessarily  natural terrestrial insects. More likely, they are tiny flying alien spybots.) ;)

never heard of it

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11 hours ago, jacobsaunders said:

What is a “violinmaking programme” at an American university, and why on earth would I support it?

It's a maker's school with the unusual distinction of being attached to a university conservatory, Janos Starker helped found it, and you should support it because we're all asking you to, very, very nicely.  :)

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4 hours ago, Violadamore said:

It's a maker's school with the unusual distinction of being attached to a university conservatory, Janos Starker helped found it, and you should support it because we're all asking you to, very, very nicely.  :)

Oh, Janos Starker. Are they the ones who drill holes in Cello Bridge legs then?

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32 minutes ago, Thomas Coleman said:

Don't sign the damn thing then, but you really should keep your derogatory negative comments to yourself.  Someone kindly asked for your help, if you can't or won't give it why would you flame them?

Is that a "yes" or a "no"?

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