University of Florida Viola Day 2017
September 02, 2017
Gainesville, FL United States

This all-day regional viola event is for ages 12 and up and includes All-State Preparation Workshops (grades 7-12), masterclasses, viola ensemble and a guest artist recital.

Islander Viola Day! Sunday, September 10, 2017
September 10, 2017
Corpus Christi, TX United States

Dr. Melissa Melendez is the new adjunct professor of Viola at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This viola day is open to all Middle and High School students in the Corpus Christi Area as well as viola players. Warm up exercises, scales, region music and viola choir. The Viola Choir music will be sent ahead of time. There will be an open concert for the community featuring the Viola Choir. Dr. Melendez will played original pieces for the viola by Mozart and Bruch. Register soon! You can also contact Dr. Melendez at

UT Viola Celebration
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Knoxville, TN United States

For one weekend every fall, the UT Viola Celebration shines a spotlight on the viola. Violists of all ages – students and professionals alike – join together in a rare exaltation of the alto clef! The University of Tennessee’s eleventh Anniversary Viola Celebration, scheduled September 16–17, 2017, will include all of the special topic classes, master class, and performance opportunities of previous Viola Celebrations. As a special treat, Kenji Bunch will perform his new concerto for Amplified Scordatura Viola with the UT Symphony Orchestra at the Faculty Recital and Concerto Performance on Saturday, September 16! The Viola Ensemble Competition will be held once again this year – plan to enter in order to win the beautiful traveling trophy! Activities have been organized to allow for all ages and abilities to celebrate the viola in this weekend of fun and learning. 2017 Viola Celebration Guest Faculty Kenji Bunch, composer and violist Molly Gebrian, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Anna Barbrey Joiner, Furman University Jennifer Pucket, Memphis Symphony Nina Missildine, Montgomery Ridge School Eric Wong, Cavani Quartet

The Alan de Veritch Tribute Weekend!
September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Provo, UT United States

The BYU School of Music and the Primrose International Viola Archive are proud to present the “Alan de Veritch Tribute Weekend” celebrating PIVA’s acquisition of the de Veritch Collection, the release of his autobiography “MALBU MAN” and his 70th Birthday. This unique and festive viola celebration on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah will be held in conjunction with their annual Primrose Memorial Concert which this year will feature performances by James Dunham, Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Paul Neubauer, all former students of Alan de Veritch performing a cross section of works they had studied with Professor de Veritch. Additionally, the festivities will include a masterclass and panel discussion presented by these fine artists, a viola ensemble play-along (led by Professor de Veritch) and an extensive exhibit highlighting many of the items from his PIVA collection, to be preceded by an official dedication of the collection. Alan is hopeful that many violists, former students and colleagues will find this unique viola event to be the perfect catalyst for their long overdue pilgrimage to Provo and the Primrose Archive.

Ball State University Viola Day
September 30, 2017
Municie, IN United States

Join Dr. Katrin Meidell for a fun-filled day of all viola events! With Special Guest Hillary Herndon, Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Tennessee, and President-Elect of the American Viola Society! Concerts, Masterclasses, Viola Choir, and more! Free! Registration required. On-site registration available, but please pre-register to recieve your Viola Choir music ahead of time. This year we’re doing a pizza lunch! You must bring $10 for pizza. Please email Dr. Meidell with any questions: See you in September!

Johansen International Competition for Young String Players (ages 13-17
March 14, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Washington, DC United States

Triennial International Competition for violinists, violists and cellists ages 13-17 to be held March 14-17, 2018 in Washington, DC. $67,000. in prize money awarded equally to violinists, violists, and cellists. Performance opportunities as well. Apply online at