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WVU Viola Day

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at the WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown WV

WVU Viola Day is a one-day event, held each fall semester, 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 sessions, lectures, social activities, and performances. All violists--and those who love the viola--are welcome!

To register before Sept. 23, fill out our online form and send a $25 check made out to "West Virginia University" with "Viola Day" in the memo line.

Register now for Viola Day

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

On-site registration will be $30. Cash or check will be accepted.

Directions and day-of information

Visit the College website for directions to the Creative Arts Center, or search "Creative Arts Center" in your map application of choice. Parking will be free and unticketed directly in front of the Creative Arts Center. Food and beverages are located one building away within a 5 minute walk for meals. A full food court can be found in Evansdale Crossing behind the Creative Arts Center. Lunch during Viola Day will be on your own.

Tentative Schedule

  • 9:00 Registration in Creative Arts Center lobby
    • *cash or checks only for registration fees
    • *drop off bows to be rehaired with bow maker, Joshua Henry
  • 9:15-9:30 Viola Yoga, CAC lobby
  • 9:30-10:30 Lecture with Dr. Kasia Bugaj in Bloch Hall
  • 10:30-11:00 Browse Vendors in CAC Lobby
  • 11:00-12:00 Master Class with Prof. Andrea Houde in Bloch Hall
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch in Morgantown
  • 1:00-1:30 Set up and warm up for Viola Ensemble Reading Session in Room 424
  • 1:30-2:30 Viola Ensemble Reading Session in Room 424
  • 2:30-2:45 Break/Visit the Vendors
  • 2:45-4:15 Master Class with Dr. Lauren Hodges in Bloch Hall
  • 4:15 Snacks in CAC lobby with the WVU Viola Studio, Browse the Vendors
  • 4:45-5:45 Faculty Recital in Bloch