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WVU Viola Day

Students at Viola Day Saturday, November 5 , 2022
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV

WVU Viola Day is a one-day event, held each fall, that brings together violists of all ages and experiences from around the region. Participants have come from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, and West Virginia to enjoy master classes with guest artists, technique classes, "viola yoga," vendors, viola ensemble reading session, lectures, social activities, and performances. All violists--and those who love the viola--are welcome! 

Register before October 30 for $25. Fill out our online form and send a $25 check made out to "West Virginia University" with "Viola Day" in the memo line.

Please mail checks to: Prof. Andrea Houde
WVU College of Creative Arts
School of Music
Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26505-6111

Register on campus on Nov. 5 for $30. Cash or check will be accepted.

Register now for Viola Day online

Directions and day-of information

Visit the College website for directions to the Canady Creative Arts Center , or search "Canady Creative Arts Center" in your map application of choice. Parking will be free and unticketed directly in front of the CCAC. Lunch during Viola Day will be on your own. Restaurants are within walking distance from the CCAC.

Tentative Schedule

  • 9:00-9:30 Registration and browsing the Vendors (drop off bows for re-hair) in CCAC Lobby

  • 9:30-9:45 Viola Yoga with Houde in CCAC Lobby

  • 10:00-10:30 Faculty Performances in Vivian Davis Michael Theater

  • 10:30-11:15 Master Class with Houde

  • 11:20-12:20 Master Class with Balija

  • 12:20-1:30 LUNCH in Morgantown

  • 1:30-2:30 Master Class with Rose

  • 2:30-3:20 Technique Session with All Faculty (Everyone plays!)

  • 3:20-3:50 Snacks with the WVU Viola Studio, CCAC Lobby 

  • 4:00-5:00 Grande Finale: Viola Ensemble Reading Session