Education Programs

2014 Silver Medalist Tessa Lark with students in Carmel, Indiana

International Violinists in Schools (IVIS)

One of the most popular educational programs during each Competition is International Violinists in Schools (IVIS). This program affords elementary, middle and high school students the opportunity to meet one of the Competition’s bright young stars in their own schools. Competition Participants visit schools around Central Indiana to present “informances” – brief discussions of their experiences as emerging professionals, plus demonstrations of their playing. During the 10th Quadrennial Competition in 2018, over 3,700 students were reached in 17 schools and organizations in the city. Due to the significant impact of IVIS, the program continues throughout each school year with Laureates who return to Indianapolis to perform on the Laureate Series.

Come to the Competition 

Come to the Competition is a program designed to give small groups of interested students an up-close and personal look at the Competition. Schools throughout Central Indiana arrange field trips to the Preliminaries and Semi-Finals held in downtown Indianapolis at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The Competition provides low cost tickets and reserved seating, allowing hundreds of school children to experience the thrill of live performances during a worldwide professional competition. Over 250 students from five schools across Indiana received tickets to the 2018 Competition.