American Viola Society Festival
June 3-6, 2020
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Mark your calendars for the 2020 American Viola Society Festival, held at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville! The festival will feature established and emerging viola performers, educators, composers, scholars, luthiers, and enthusiasts in concerts, competitions, masterclasses, lectures, workshops, seminars, and exhibits, some of which includes:
Special Guest Artists: Guest Artists will be announced in June 2019!
Festival Presentations: Participants will perform recitals and share research on a wide variety of viola repertoire and present workshops and masterclasses on viola pedagogy and technique. Plan to be part of our program - the call for proposals will be announced on March 1!
AVS Competitions: The AVS Youth Solo Competition, Youth Ensemble Invitational, and Orchestral Audition Seminar offer opportunities for pre-college and pre-professional violists to perform and learn from master artists and to win awards. Competition information will be announced in June 2019.
Performance Opportunity for Everyone: Attendees have the opportunity to participate in the world premiere of a viola ensemble work commissioned for the 2020 American Viola Society Festival!
Vendor Exhibits: Attendees will have the opportunity to explore instruments, bows, accessories, and sheet music from a variety of vendors throughout the course of the Festival!
The 2020 AVS Festival will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee, a vibrant city within driving distance of much of the Eastern United States and only twenty minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. We look forward to seeing you in Knoxville!