String Bank

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

All incoming string students are expected to procure and maintain access to a professional-level instrument throughout the duration of their studies. Though eligible students may apply to be considered for an instrument loan through Western’s String Bank, these loans are not guaranteed upon admission and should not be considered a substitute for personal access to an instrument. The normal expectation is that students have an adequate instrument to attend to their degree.

We continue to monitor the situation with COVID and how it will allow us to maintain the instruments on the expert level expected from such a collection. We will need your particular diligence and reliability in order to be able to offer this exceptional opportunity as we go through COVID.

For more information contact Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel.


Return of Currently Loaned Instruments

Instruments and bows are due for return to the String Bank no later than Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The String Bank is located in Talbot College, room 313, and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1:30pm.

For more information, contact the Music Resource Coordinator, Leonard Ingrao at lingrao@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 x85395.


Summer Loans

To be considered for a summer instrument loan, please fill out the Summer Loan Application form and email it to Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel by April 8, 2022 at 12 noon.

Please understand that we currently cannot support any String Bank loans if you are planning to travel outside of Canada.


Annual String Instrument Care Workshop

Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 2–4:30pm
Music Building, Studio 254

All bowed string students registered or intending to register for lessons (including graduate and undergraduate majors and non-majors) are required to attend this annual workshop. All others are also welcome to attend. Information on instrument care, repair, and buying advice will be presented. Topics such as the history of instrument making may also be discussed. 

This yearly workshop is conducted on the first Saturday following the start of classes, usually around 2-4pm, with complete details posted in advance.