Viola Intensive for High School Students

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

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Tuition: $1,625
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The Viola Intensive is 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 Intensive faculty includes performers and educators from major symphony orchestras, colleges, and Interlochen Arts Academy.

Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings of the following. Piano accompaniment is strongly preferred:

  • One movement from a standard viola concerto, sonata, or equivalent work
  • Two movements of contrasting movements from one of Bach's unaccompanied Cello Suites (arr. for viola)

Additional Opportunities

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Jeffrey Irvine

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

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

David Holland

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Professor of Viola, Central Michigan University

Lynne Ramsey

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

First Assistant Viola, Cleveland Orchestra; Cleveland Institute of Music

Renee Skerik

Chair of Strings, Interlochen Arts Academy; Instructor of Viola, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Daniel Sweaney

Faculty, Interlochen Viola Institute

Associate Professor of Viola, University of South Carolina