Eastman Viola Workshop

Viola workshop at University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music led by Associate Professor of Viola George Taylor in Ciminelli Formal Lounge July 2, 2014. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

UPDATE (May 16, 2023): We are no longer accepting applications for this summer’s institute.

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Eastman Viola Workshop

July 2-8, 2023 / Sunday-Friday 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. (plus Saturday morning, July 8, 8:30 a.m.-noon)
Room: MC 311

Faculty: George Taylor, Eastman School of Music
Katie Dey, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities
Roberta Zalkind, Eastman Community Music School

Six days of intensive exploration into fundamental instrumental techniques and musical interpretation skills. Participants will explore strategies that promote a healthy approach to building facility and work to solidify their musical voice in performance. Designed as an “advanced basics” course featuring master classes, group lessons, private lessons, and voice and movement classes, this workshop is suitable for advanced high school students, conservatory musicians and the seasoned professional. All participants should leave this workshop with greater insight and confidence towards the goals of instrumental mastery and open musical expression. Participants are asked to bring two pieces to prepare and perform during the workshop.  

Application deadline: May 1 May 15, 2023 (new deadline)

This institute is designed as a residential program; participants age 14 and older may reserve on-campus housing and meals at the Eastman Student Living Center. The housing cost includes three meals per day. Students must be 14 by the first day of the program in order to stay in the Student Living Center; students under age 14 may not stay on campus and will need to make alternate housing arrangements. Note that housing space is limited this year; please reserve early once you have confirmed you will attend. For information about on-campus housing and a list of resources for those staying off-campus, click here.

Orientation: Sunday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. in MC-311
Final performance masterclass: Friday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in MC-311
Final workshop recap: Saturday, July 8, 8:15 a.m.-noon in MC-311

Professional Development Hours: 65
$875 / noncredit (institute tuition only)
$1,415 / tuition with housing and meals

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Orientation, Sunday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Saturday, July 8 at noon   

“I loved this course – has improved my playing so much in a short time – so worthwhile.” – 2015 participant

Read our blog: Summer@Eastman Spotlight: Eastman Viola Workshop