Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor of Viola, West Virginia University
G.P.D., Viola Performance, Peabody Institute; M.M., Viola Performance/Pedagogy, Peabody Institute; B.M., Viola Performance, University of Memphis
Andrea Priester Houde is a violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University. She has given master classes across the US and in Canada and has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp, Orfeo Music Festival (Italy), Endless Mountain Music Festival, and the Master Players Festival. She is the violist of the WVU Chamber Players and former Principal Viola of the Lancaster Symphony. Specializing in viola pedagogy, Houde combines performance and teaching in clinics and presentations, including outreach in Viola Days and WVU Viola Boot Camps. She also serves on the board of the American Viola Society. Houde lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, with her husband, Albert, and their four children.