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

Viola Program- Aruba Symphony Festival
July 20, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Oranjestad,  Aruba

Randolph Kelly, Principal Violist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be teaching at the Aruba Symphony Festival. All the viola participants will get three lessons and will also participate in the Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass. The Aruba Symphony Festival (ASF), aims to contribute to Aruba’s cultural growth by organizing concerts, classes, conferences, and other artistic-related events and activities. Once a year, the ASF will bring to the island first-class musicians from all over the world who will join on stage to present the Aruba Symphony Orchestra and the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra.

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.

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

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