Andrea Priester Houde

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 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 has given master classes across the US and in Canada and has served on the faculty of the Orfeo Music Festival (Italy) and Endless Mountain Music Festival. This summer, she is joining the artist faculty of the Master Players Music Festival in Delaware and the Interlochen Arts Camp.