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Viola Group

15th Annual UT Viola Celebration

October 23-24, 2021

The University of Tennessee is thrilled to announce the 15th Annual Viola Celebration to be held October 23-24, 2021. This year we will celebrate being together again musically, with options to accommodate as many violists as possible, including full, in-person participation, a youth Saturday-Only option and for those who are unable to join in-person at this time, a virtual option. This Viola Celebration is for all violists - to gather, learn from each other and hear wonderful viola music. This year’s event features numerous master class opportunities, technique workshops, a return of the All-Viola Orchestra and a finale performance of the Bartok Concerto performed by our Viola Celebration Faculty and the UT Symphony Orchestra! The Viola in Chamber Music is our special topic this year; together we will explore the role of viola in chamber music, learn rehearsal techniques and our in-person participants will have the opportunity to study and perform a viola chamber ensemble work on the Sunday Afternoon Concert.

Come join us as we celebrate music making through the viola!

2021 Viola Celebration Guest Faculty

  • Hillary Herndon, University of Tennessee
  • Alicia Keener, Knoxville Symphony
  • Marissa Keener, Arts+
  • Steven Tenenbom, The Juilliard School
  • Juliet White-Smith, The Ohio State University


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