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Viola Bootcamp

June 12-15, 2024

Group of students at viola bootcamp
WVU Viola Bootcamp will be held June 12-15, 2004, at the WVU Canady Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. Viola Bootcamp features four intensive days that are designed to help each participant achieve goals for technical, musical, and personal growth in their study of the viola. Each student will be supported at their current level and will be guided with personalized instruction. 



WVU Viola Bootcamp welcomes participants who are high school students (15 years old and above), undergraduate students, graduate students, adult amateurs, teachers, professionals, or other instrumentalists wanting to explore the viola. Younger students will be considered with permission from the director.

Group at viola bootcamp Activities

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

Viola Bootcamp Masterclass instruction Camp 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 for acceptance into Viola Bootcamp

Step 3: Pay Viola Bootcamp tuition

Andrea Houde with student at viola bootcamp lesson

Tuition: $350

*If fees are preventative for attendance, please email Andrea Houde to discuss options. 

*Also interested in attending the WVU String Chamber Music Intensive? Bundle pricing available. Contact us for more information. 

Housing Costs:

Single Room/Board: $323.08

Double Room/Board: $237.20

*All Housing payments are made directly to WVU Housing at the dormitories upon arrival.

Arrival and Departure Schedule

For participants who need on campus housing, arrival is on June 11 between 3:00-9:00 p.m. at the dormitories. Camp activities do not officially begin until June 12 (Wednesday) morning at 9:00am. The final concert is 2:00pm on the final day (Saturday, June 15). 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. 

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


Email with any questions.