High School Viola Institute (one week)

During the viola institute, you will experience an intensive week of orchestral, solo, and technique master classes with an outstanding artist faculty. You will have the opportunity to play with the institute's viola ensemble, attend viola master classes, and perform in a student recital.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

Applications for summer 2016 will be available soon!

The viola institute is an intensive experience, designed for motivated violists in grades 9-12. Each day, you'll have lectures, master classes, ensemble rehearsal, and other scheduled activities. With a focus on orchestral and solo repertoire, this program is ideal for students who may go on to study viola at the college or conservatory level.

Each summer, the viola institute faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

Orchestral Master Class
Students will have the opportunity to perform required audition excerpts in the orchestral master class presented by Lynn Ramsey, viola instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Audition Requirements

Please submit a video recording of the following:

  • one movement from a standard viola concerto, sonata, or equivalent work
  • two movements of contrasting movements from one of Bach's unaccompanied Cello Suites

Additional Opportunities

Photo Gallery

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
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Faculty

Lynne Ramsey

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

First Assistant Viola, Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute of Music

Jeffrey Irvine

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Viola, Cleveland Institute of Music

Renee Skerik

Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Leonard Schranze

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Camp
Coordinator of Strings and Advanced String Quartet Program, Interlochen Arts Camp
Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Professor of Viola, University of Memphis

Daniel Sweaney

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Associate Professor of Viola, University of South Carolina

David Holland

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Professor of Viola, Central Michigan University

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