Faculty of Music

String Bank

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Western's String Bank is a collection of more than 40 fine Italian, French and English instruments and bows. These are available for loan to select violin, viola, cello and bass students in Music Performance, and are maintained by our resident experts.

For more information contact Annette-Barbara Vogel.

String Bank FormString Bank Applications for Summer 2014 available to download

String Bank FormString Bank Applications for Fall/Winter 2014/15 available to download


Return of Current Instruments:

Currently rented String Bank Instruments (Summer Loans) must be returned to Len Ingrao in MB 124 by no later than Friday September 5, 2014. Please check with him for his office hours.
Extensions will only be considered by written request to Prof. Annette-Barbara Vogel (avogel@uwo.ca) no later than 1 week before the return deadline. 
Late fees apply as outlined in the rental agreement.

Annual String Instrument Care Workshop:

September 7, 2014 (time and took TBD- please check back!)

REQUIRED FOR ALL bowed STRING STUDENTS registered or intending to register for lessons (including non-majors)

All bowed string students, entering and continuing, graduate and undergraduate (including non majors) are required to attend this annual workshop. This workshop will focus on instrument care, repair, buying advise and possibly on the history of instrument making (It may include a “hands-on” session on glueing open seams).

In addition this will be an opportunity to meet students and faculty of the string area.

Snacks / beverages will be available.

String Bank Deadlines/Applications

String Bank FormString Bank Applications for Summer 2013 are now available to download. Please email them (including teacher’s signature) to Annette-Barbara Vogel.

Printed applications and further information are available on the Strings Bulletin Board and on the bulletin board outside Prof. Vogel’s studio (MB 242).

Late applications will only be considered if there are any instruments left.