Perlman Strings Collaborative Music Program

Tuition Free Strings Collaboration with Perlman Music School

The East End Arts School is proud to collaborate with The Perlman Music Program for this opportunity to bring local school-aged string students together with an outstanding orchestra of international student musicians, under the baton of world-famous, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso and conductor Itzhak Perlman. This program commenced in 2012.

About the Progam

The East End Arts Student Orchestra is a tuition free program and is open to pre-college string students of all levels (ages 10-18).

The Program is directed by East End Arts cello/violin teacher Jeannie Woelker. Ms. Woelker has been the Program Coordinator for the East End Arts/Perlman Music Program collaboration since 2014 overseeing all phases of the project.

The EEA students prepare a piece, over three rehearsals, and perform in an “Open Rehearsal” under the baton of the great Itzhak Perlman, alongside the Perlman orchestra, for a performance open to the public, this year at the East Hampton High School.

Following the “Open Rehearsal” performance the EEA students are invited to dine with Mr. Perlman and the Perlman Music students.

After dinner Mr. Perlman will conduct his elite group of student musicians from the Perlman Music School in a concert open to the public at 7:00 pm. EEA’s students are encouraged to stay to watch the master at work. Tickets will be available soon.

This is truly an unparalleled experience for these East End students. Applications open May 1, 2024

Important Dates

EEA Rehearsals with Jeannie Woelker are held at the EEA Carriage House from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 2024

Open Rehearsal:

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at the East Hampton High School, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937


There is a non-refundable fee of $35.00 for each application.
Space is limited. Applications close June 27, 2024

Contact Kathleen Dwyer Ruscick, East End Arts Education Director, for further assistance, at

Perlman Strings Collaborative Music Program

About Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Mr. Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.