On hiatus for 2023. Will be returning in 2024.
WVU Viola Bootcamp will be held June 16-19, 2022 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, dessert night, movie night, finale recital, and
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.
- 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
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.
Registration deadline: June 1
No audition required.
Step 2: Wait for a confirmation email from Andrea Houde for acceptance into Viola
*If fees are preventative for attendance, please email
to discuss options.
Single Room/Board: $304.16
Double Room/Board: $223.52
*All Housing payments are made directly to WVU Housing at the dormitories upon
Arrival and Departure Schedule
For most participants who need on campus housing, arrival is on June 15 between
3:00-9:00 p.m. at the dormitories. Camp activities do not officially begin until
June 16 (Thursday) morning at 9:00am. The final concert is 2:00pm on the final
day (Sunday, June 19). Check-out from the dorms is 12:00pm, before the final
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