Ching-Yi founded the Violin Fest in 2014 and hosts this workshop annually. It is an exciting weekend event that brings together violinists and teachers of all ages. The Violin Fest features masterclasses, group performances, a faculty recital, and special topic discussions. All participants are encouraged to take part in the violin group performances, and selected soloists perform in the masterclasses. In addition to performance based activities, special sessions focuses on topics such as vibrato, beginning set up, and practice tips. Students of all ages are welcome to attend this workshop. There are usually groups for Suzuki Books 1, 2, and 3, and an advanced group for high school and college students. Teachers and string alumni who attend receives three credit hours of professional development and a signed certificate.


Past clinicians include Brian Lewis, Carolyn Huebl, Mauricio Fuks, and Brenda Brenner.

Below is an interview about the 2015 Violin Fest from: A View from the Hill.

Violinist and musicians of all ages came to WKU last month for a unique weekend of lessons and performances. Amy Bingham goes behind the scenes of the university's second annual Violin Fest in this week's View from the Hill.