Contemplations: New Music, New Ideas, Friday May 19th at 7pm
May 19, 2017
Newark, DE United States

The Euphonic Syndicate, a viola/woodwind duo, presents a concert featuring new arrangements of old works and original compositions by its founding members, Abigail Evans (viola) and Stirling Bowlick (woodwinds). The concert is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 per person. All donations from the concert will go towards Heifer International's "Empower Women" campaign, which aims to bring resources to women across the globe. Works to be performed include Passacaglia (Handel-Halvorsen), Soliloquies (Evans), Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale (Clarke), and Midnight Reverie (Bowlick). May 19th, 7:00pm Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, Delaware 19711

Renaissance in the XXI Century
May 21, 2017 - June 29, 2017
Florence,  Italy

Attention violists! The Music and Performing Arts program Renaissance in the XXI Century is an intensive 6 week summer Chamber Music Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy. It is unique in presenting high level chamber music coaching and performances combined with the enriching and broadening experience of a study abroad program. We are currently looking for late applications in viola.

Houston Viola Society UST Viola Day
May 21, 2017
Houston, TX United States

The newly founded Houston Viola Society will be hosting a Viola Day on Sunday, May 21 at Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas. Join us for a fun-filled day full of concerts and educational sessions designed for violists of all ages. Joan DerHovsepian will offer a master class, and the day will conclude with a recital, where participants can play in the all-viola ensemble.

All Romanian Viola Music Recital
May 26, 2017
Newark, DE United States

All Romanian Viola Music May 26th, 2017 at 7 PM Maria Rusu, viola - Alex Bi, piano - Edward Rosen-Wallberg, violin Evangelical Presbyterian Church 308 Possum Park, Newark DE.

Vienna Summer Music Festival
May 28, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Vienna,  Austria

The Vienna Summer Music Festival is now accepting applications for its Spring program. This is a three-week festival beginning on May 28th that offers a chamber music and orchestral program, as well as private lessons. There will also be cultural excursions along with master classes and seminars. Scholarships are available.

Redkey Viola Intensives
May 28, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Redkey, IN United States

Redkey Viola Intensive, happens residence of Elias Goldstein, Professor of Viola at Louisiana State University. It is located in a scenic rural countryside of east-central Indiana, a few miles outside of Redkey. The students are housed in the main home, which was built in 1840. It is a lovely 6 acre landscaped property with virgin timber, several outbuildings including barns, a chapel and 2 other guest residences. The main home is reminiscent of mansion from “Gone with the Wind,” featuring Greek style columns in the front of the home, and Williamsburg colonial moldings throughout. Three meals are served daily, and all linens are provided. The final evening will culminate with a recital with all participants performing. In the past we have enjoyed a bonfire, smores, and other activities such as volleyball, Frisbee, and walks. Since it takes place at a private residence, there is a high degree of implied trust with the participants, and there is no application fee like at most festivals. Tuition is very low and is inclusive ($545 for 6 days) including transportation to Dayton Airport Each student gets a lesson every day of the festival, and we meet twice daily for a master-class, discussion of various topics, movies and games. It is a small operation with a maximum of 7 students per session, and it is primarily intended for violist who wants to spend a week focusing on playing improvement. It is not the typical festival packed with activities from morning till night, but rather a retreat. We have a daily etude challenge, and have each violist perform regularly.

Round Top Festival Institute
June 04, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Round Top, TX United States

The Round Top Festival Institute offers six weeks (no absence is permitted) of intensive training for young talented musicians (born before December 31, 1999) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music and solo repertoire are included in this concentrated 6-week program. Viola faculty: Brett Deubner, Susan Dubois, Roger Myers. Conductors: Perry So, Linus Lerner, Ransom Wilson, Yaniv Dinur, Vladimir Kulenovic, Christian Arming, Emilio Colon.

Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop NYC
June 09, 2017 - June 11, 2017
New York City, NY United States

A workshop for teachers, professionals, and advanced students to explore Karen Tuttle's (1920-2010) teaching principles, namely her physical and emotional approach to the instrument: coordination. Coordination is the word that Tuttle used to refer to her approach to the instrument. There are many aspects to this, including stance, balancing the instrument, physical releases, musical impulses, and emotional responses to the music. These concepts will be introduced to all of the participants, and all of the teachers will work with the participants to help them learn this approach. Enrollment is limited to 48 participants so that everyone will be able to play several times in the classes. We will not ask for audition tapes, but suggest that this is not a workshop for beginning or intermediate players. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis.

Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival
June 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017
Bryn Mawr , PA United States

We offer young musicians from around the world the completely unique opportunity of spending 7, 14, or even 28 days immersed in classical music education and performance with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra. Students spend their days in orchestra and chamber music studies, solo performances, competitions, private practice, private lessons and master classes with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, music education electives including ear training, theory, composition, conducting or choir, day trips to Ocean City, New Jersey, and the Mann Music Center (for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert), and much more. Our vocal students participate in a program we call “L’amore della Lirica” where they, too, are immersed in music studies – concentrating on some of the world’s most beloved operas, such as works by Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and Wagner. Daily instruction focuses on the essentials of vocal health and technique; how to present a character and convey emotions through stagecraft and acting skills; the importance of music theory and how it affects the dramatic impact of the performance; and much more!

Luzerne Music Center
June 18, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Lake Luzerne , NY United States

Founded in 1980 by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bert Phillips and Steinway pianist Toby Blumenthal, Luzerne Music Center aims to provide world-class music instruction for passionate young people in a summer camp environment regardless of their financial circumstance. Musicians ages 9 to 18 come from all over the world to train at LMC's campus located in the foothills of New York’s Adirondack Park. The campus, established in 1909 as “Camp Tekakwitha,” is 20 wooded acres consisting of recreational facilities, student cabins, faculty housing, a charming Adirondack performance lodge, an outdoor performance shed, practice building, dining hall, administration building, and a natural sandy beachfront on Lake Luzerne. Since inception, LMC has maintained strong relations with musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet. Both Junior and Senior session students regularly visit the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to enjoy world-class performances by these ensembles, among others. Each August, LMC invites several Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to campus for a one-week residency, which includes a side-by-side orchestral reading, masterclasses, and sectionals. At LMC, students study music theory and rhythm, train in small and large ensembles, receive daily chamber music coaching, and weekly private lessons. Our students perform on- and off-campus throughout the summer, and train in a nurturing environment balanced by hard work and enriching group activities.

Center Stage Strings/MPulse Institute
June 18, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI United States

Now recruiting talented violinists, VIOLISTS, and cellists (ages 13-24) to Center Stage Strings Institute at the University of Michigan Application deadline: February 1, 2017 Come join us for a month of hard work, great camaraderie, exceptional performances, and personal growth...all on the gorgeous UM campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan! This month-long institute includes intensive chamber music experience with CSS coaches and the Calidore Quartet. And for our violists: Viola lessons 2-3 times a week with University of Michigan Assistant Professor Caroline Coade (also 3rd Chair/Detroit Symphony Orchestra), weekly Viola Studio Class, and a Viola Master Class with Principal Violist Eric Nowlin from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Come join us for a fabulous month in Ann Arbor!

Baroque Performance Institute Oberlin Conservatory
June 18, 2017 - July 02, 2017
Oberlin, OH United States

A two week program where you can have the opportunity to totally immerse yourself in baroque performance practice on baroque instruments. Whether you are new to this or are more experienced you can participate in daily master classes, coached chamber music, baroque orchestra and many other activities. This institute is one of the only places where there is a daily master class dedicated to the baroque viola.

West Virginia University Viola Bootcamp, June 19-22
June 19, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Morgantown, WV United States

Looking for a short, intensive viola camp for high school, college-aged, adult amateurs, or professional violists? Join us for the fourth annual WVU Viola Bootcamp, located at the Creative Arts Center on the WVU campus in Morgantown, WV. This four day camp features daily lessons, technique classes, master classes, viola ensemble, and performances, in addition to fun activities like a bluegrass jam session and movie night. Come and prepare for your summer festival seating auditions, refine your technique, or just enjoy some quality viola time. Tuition: $200 Room/Board (if requested): $170-250, depending on single/double occupancy For more information or to register, email Prof. Andrea Houde at

Eastman Viola Workshop
June 25, 2017 - July 02, 2017
Rochester, NY United States

Eastman Professor of Viola George Taylor and Katie Dey from the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities lead six days of intensive exploration into fundamental instrumental techniques and musical interpretation skills. Participants will explore strategies that promote a healthy approach to building facility and work to solidify their musical voice in performance. Designed as an “advanced basics” course featuring master classes, group lessons, private lessons, and voice and movement classes, this workshop is suitable for advanced high school students, conservatory musicians and the seasoned professional. All participants should leave this workshop with greater insight and confidence towards the goals of instrumental mastery and open musical expression. For all violists; violinists also welcome! Housing is available. Visit the course website to apply.

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
June 25, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Burlington, VT United States

This intensive four-week program of solo and chamber music study welcomes string players ages 14-30 into an atmosphere of focused professionalism, with four hours daily individual practice, daily chamber music rehearsal, six lessons, six ensemble coachings, master classes, faculty concert series and extensive student performance opportunities. Online application; scholarships available.

Orfeo Music Festival
July 06, 2017 - July 20, 2017
Vipiteno,  Italy

Study the Karen Tuttle Coordination method with Dr. Katrin Meidell this summer! Orfeo Music Festival in the Italian Alps is an international summer classical music and arts event widely known for its artistic excellence. World-class musicians return year after year to Orfeo to play together and to mentor a new generations of young talented musicians. Since the time of its founding in 2003, Orfeo Festival's mission is to celebrate and promote artistic excellence, to provide superior education in an environment that nurtures creativity, collaboration, and builds lasting human and artistic bonds. Participants and audiences are drawn to Orfeo because of the transforming experience they find each year in the richness of music and culture created here every summer.

Fine Arts Summer Academy
July 08, 2017 - July 17, 2017
Nashville, TN United States

FASA is a faith-based musical event designed to transform you into a consummate professional, able to command a stage and execute your craft with excellence. This isn't your typical summer music program — FASA takes the best of popular music and fuses it with challenging technical training and Broadway-level stagecraft for concert experiences like no other. We unlock the practice room and put players on the stage after days of intensive training (more if you opt in for the hard-core "Woodshed" Technique Intensive). You will hone your craft alongside other passionate players and interact with the some of the finest teachers in music. OUR DIRECTORS TAILOR-WRITE AND ARRANGE FOUR GENRE-SPECIFIC SHOWS ON NASHVILLE STAGES THAT FEATURE YOU AND YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival
July 09, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Bloomington, IL United States

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival for strings, piano, winds, and harp will be held at Illinois Wesleyan University July 9 - 29, 2017. This program is designed for young musicians who wish to participate in intensive chamber music training. The schedule consists of daily coaching, rehearsals, master classes, and performances by students and faculty. Other studies and activities include acting and mime, international dance, handbell choir, tennis, and swimming. The summer concert series offers 15 performances by faculty, guest artists, and students. All concerts and masterclasses are free and open to the public.

Chicago Chamber Music Workshop
July 10, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Highwood, IL United States

While at the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, students will rehearse in a chamber group both with a faculty member and independently. To create an intensive experience, groups rotate each week after performing on Saturday Chamber Music Soirees held at the MYAC Center. Students will also attend music theory, sonata, and music history classes and participate in MYAC’s Evening Orchestras—which is included in the tuition! Viola faculty include: principal violists Charles Pikler (CSO), Carrie Dennis (LAP) and Rami Solomonow on the Faculty of DePaul University.

Aural Skills: Beyond Grade 5
July 17, 2017 - July 22, 2017
London,  United Kingdom

This class builds on the lessons in Essential Aural Skills and is designed for experienced singers, musicians and/or composers who want refine their more advanced aural skills. You will be taught listening and memorising skills up to and above the level required for Grade 8 ABRSM and Trinity for the following topics: •Practical working knowledge of advanced theory •Melody: copying longer melodic phrases vocally and instrumentally; singing/playing upper/lower melodies of a 2-part phrase; interval recognition including compound intervals; advanced sight singing •Harmony: revision of cadences; detailed chord-naming; tonality including chromaticism, whole-tone, serialism; modulation (including practical work) •Rhythm: recognising time-signatures, musical pulse; clapping back more advanced rhythms; more advanced sight clapping; group work •Mistake spotting: melody, rhythm, dynamics, articulation, speed •Style/historical period recognition •Recognising character and form of music (dance, chorale, elegie, fugue etc) •Understanding of structure within form

Advanced Viola and Performance Health
July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
London ,  United Kingdom

This three day course offers a unique opportunity to study intensively with Guildhall School Viola Professor and Senior Tutor of String Chamber Music, Matthew Jones. In addition to extensive viola masterclasses, students will be empowered by tailored viola-related workshops, including: •Individual tuition in masterclass setting •Alexander Technique •Yoga/meditation •Practice techniques •Performance health On the Saturday evening Matthew will perform an exclusive recital for participants, before the course culminates in an informal concert on Sunday to which friends and family are invited.

Music Theory: Beyond Grade 5
July 31, 2017 - August 05, 2017
London,  United Kingdom

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world’s leading conservatoires. It's a fun, happy, encouraging and vibrant place to try something new or expand your skills. The School maintains its high standards through the expertise of its tutors. Music Theory: Beyond Grade 5 is suitable for students aged 16 or above working towards Music Theory examinations upwards from ABRSM Grade 5. Topics covered include: •How to realise the figured bass harmony in keyboard, SATB and Trio Sonata textures •How to complete short Classical or Romantic keyboard pieces •How to continue solo melodies The course is taught by Guildhall School music tutors and is designed to meet the needs of any level of experience.