The Keshet Eilon Summer Mastercourse 2021
Summer 2021 Faculty
July 25 – August 12, 2021
Deadline for applications:
February 28, 2021
Teacher recommendations deadline:
March 28, 2021
Changes to repertoire list:
June 25, 2021
Age limit for unaccompanied candidates: 16 to 26
Suitable candidates under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a guardian (Parent, etc..), applicants on this category have the option to choose whether to attend the course in full or only half of it. Please note there’s a limited number of vacancies for this category.
Course Registration and Tuition fees:
NIS 500 non-refundable registration fee to cover the costs of application assessment should be submitted together with the application form.
This fee is applicable to all applicants with no exceptions
NIS 12,000 tuition fee covers 19 days’ accommodation, meals and snacks, all instruction, and organized outings.
This fee is applicable to all accepted applicants.
Payments are accepted also in US$ GBP and Euro the amounts are subject to exchange rates on the day of payment.
Forms of payment:
Please mark in transfer remarks – Tuition fee and your name.
Bank HaPoalim, Nahariya branch (716), account no. 28346
Keshet Eilon, registered NPO no. 58-018-637-7.
Swift Code – Poalilit / IBAN IL 96-0127-1600-0000-0028346
to submit your payment via Paypal Follow this link
All major credit cards are accepted.
Make check payable to Keshet Eilon Reg. Org.
and mail it to –
Keshet Eilon Music Center
c/o Sahar Worth
P.O. Box 1006
Western Galilee 2284500
Scholarships of various amounts are available for outstanding violinists, violists and cellists in need of assistance in order to take part in the Mastercourse. To attain a scholarship, applicants must first complete the registration procedure, including filling in the Application Form in full, submitting a written request for scholarship aid (you can download the form here) accompanied by necessary financial documentation (salary slips and a financial declaration), and an audition. Only after we receive the application materials and hear the audition will scholarship eligibility and the amount to be awarded be decided.
Insurance for health, instrument, and personal belongings/equipment:
Each participant must submit a “Release from Responsibility” form, signed by their instrument insurer, together with the student’s confirmation of participation in the Mastercourse. This form will be sent together with the letter of acceptance to the Mastercourse. All insurance must be prepaid, and copies of the contracts must be submitted to Keshet Eilon upon arrival at the Mastercourse.
Should an applicant have to cancel his/her participation in the course for any personal or other reason, a cancellation charge of NIS 4,500 will be debited from the total tuition fee, pending receipt of notification of the cancellation no later than June 30th. There will be no refunds of any kind after June 30th, except for a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board only will be refunded on a pro-rated basis.
Participants must arrive at Kibbutz Eilon on Sunday, July 25, 2021, and remain until the end on Thursday morning August 12.
Transportation to Eilon: Participants traveling from Ben-Gurion Airport to Eilon are advised to take the train at the airport to the town of Nahariya, the closest town to Eilon (and the last stop of the train). Transportation from there to the kibbutz will be provided. The train schedule will be forwarded to you in accordance with your flight itinerary.
ALL PARTICIPANTS (except for the under 16 category) MUST ATTEND THE MASTERCOURSE IN FULL
The Keshet Eilon Music Center is administered by a registered non-profit organization. Its funding is based on support by foundations, organizations and private individuals.
Submit your application online via SlideRoom HERE
The Application must include:
$150 Non-refundable reg. fee
Audition recordings – 2 contrasting pieces (can be a movement of each piece) – in form of youtube link or video file (mpg, avi etc)
CV written in a story format and not to exceed 150 words (Sample CV format)
A head-shot/half body color high resolution photograph – (this will be used for the students board and publicity purposes)
Financial Assistance Form (download form here) if applicable and supporting documents should be send directly to [email protected]
Keshet Eilon is planning some exciting events for the 2021 Summer Mastercourse
- A joint production by Kibbutz Eilon and Keshet Eilon of Peter and the Wolf, to mark the 130th anniversary of the birth of composer Sergei Prokofiev.
- An event in memory of Ida Haendel, the great violinist and a devoted member of the Keshet Eilon faculty, who passed away in June 2020.
- A concert in memory of the composer Saint-Saëns, to mark his death’s 100th anniversary.
Keshet Eilon is thrilled to host the award-winning LGT Young Soloists International String Ensemble, which will join us for the Mastercourse together with their artistic director, violinist Alexander Gilman.
Violin and Bow making Atelier
The atelier for violin and bow makers is an open studio in which the students of the summer course and their instructors can observe the craftsmen at work. The atelier team includes violin makers Adam Korman (Israel) and the bow maker Daniel Schmidt (Germany). They perform basic repairs on the instruments of students and teachers, and advise them on how best to treat and maintain them.
Archery and the art of violin playing
This sporting activity was adopted by Keshet Eilon at the initiative of our veteran violin maker Amnon Weinstein, who is one of its founders. The training is based on the overlap between violin playing and archery with regard to posture while executing the action and the use of the same set of muscles, as well as the degree of concentration and coordination required in both activities. Archery training, in which all students on the course participate, enhances their playing skills, strengthens their concentration, and helps them to acquire the habit of persistence and the ability to ignore all surrounding distraction. In addition to all these, the activity offers a respite from the routine of intensive violin practice. The training is conducted by skilled instructors, Eyal Naveh and Fima Khayutin, from Israel and from other countries around the world.