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Viola Bootcamp

Group of students at viola bootcamp June 10-13, 2021

WVU Viola Bootcamp will be held June 10-13, 2021 at the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. Viola Bootcamp features daily lessons, master classes, technique classes, viola ensemble, ample practice time, lectures, performances, bluegrass/olde time jam session, movie night, finale recital, and more! Some in-person activities may be altered based on COVID precautions and policies. 

NEW: An online option will be available for Summer 2021



WVU Viola Bootcamp welcomes participants who are high school juniors or seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students, adult amateurs, teachers, professionals, secondary violinists or those wanting to learn more about the viola. Younger students will be considered with permission from the director. 

Group at viola bootcampActivities

  • Daily private lessons (30 minutes)
  • Ample practice time
  • Viola ensemble
  • Technique classes, master classes, lectures
  • Faculty and student performances
  • Social activities: bluegrass jam session, dessert night, and movie night  

Viola Bootcamp Masterclass instructionCamp Atmosphere

Every playing level is represented at Viola Bootcamp, from beginners to the most advanced. We typically have an equal mix of playing level from each category of high school, undergraduate, graduate, and adult amateurs. No audition is required. We encourage a true community of supportive violists.

Bootcamp Faculty


Registration deadline: June 1
No audition required.

Step 1: Register online via Wufoo

Step 2: Wait for a confirmation email from Andrea Houde for acceptance into Viola Bootcamp

Step 3: Pay Viola Bootcamp tuition through Eventbrite

Please note: There is a 10-camper on-campus limit for 2021. Registration will not guarantee an on-campus placement. On-campus participants will be accepted in order of registration. Registrants interested in an on-campus placement will be contacted as to the status of their acceptance. If an on-campus placement is unavailable, the registrant will be offered an online option.

Andrea Houde with student at viola bootcamp lesson
Online Tuition: $200
In-Person Tuition: $300
*If fees are preventative for attendance, please email Andrea Houde to discuss options. 

Arrival and Departure Schedule

For most participants who need on campus housing, arrival is on June 9 between 3:00-9:00 p.m. at the dormitories. Camp activities do not officially begin until June 10 (Thursday) morning at 9:00am. The final concert is 2:00pm on the final day (Sunday, June 13). Check-out from the dorms is 12:00pm, before the final concert.


students at viola bootcamp
Housing options include both on-campus housing in dormitories or off-campus choices at local hotels, Airbnbs, etc, if participants are not unaccompanied minors.

On-campus housing in the dormitories is provided upon request and requires a full meal plan. Dormitories are a 10-15 minute walk from the Creative Arts Center where most Bootcamp activities take place. Counselors are provided for underage students' supervision. Campers of all ages are permitted to stay in the dormitories. All Housing payments are made directly to WVU Housing at the dormitories upon arrival.

*Meals include 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners


Email with any questions.