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12th Annual UT Viola Celebration

September 29–30, 2018

For one weekend every fall, the UT Viola Celebration shines a spotlight on the viola. Violists of all ages—students and professionals alike—join together in a rare exaltation of the alto clef! 

The University of Tennessee’s 12th Anniversary Viola Celebration, scheduled September 29–30, 2018, will include special topic classes, master class opportunities, duo performance prizes with faculty, small ensemble groups and the All-Viola Orchestra.

The Viola Ensemble Competition will be held once again this year – plan to enter in order to win the beautiful traveling trophy!  Activities have been organized to allow for all ages and abilities to celebrate the viola in this weekend of fun and learning.

Web registration will open at Noon EST on August 15.

2018 Viola Celebration Guest Faculty

  • Jacob Adams, University of Alabama
  • Kirsten Doctor, Oberlin Conservatory
  • Michael Kimber, Coe College
  • Katherine Lewis, Illinois State University
  • Dana Meyer, Music City Strings
  • Braunwin Sheldrick, Universidad EAFIT

All events will take place in the brand new state of the art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center on the University of Tennessee Campus.

As an incentive to apply early, the first 10 students to register online after Noon EST on August 15 will be invited to perform a duo with one of the faculty at the final concert!


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