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Viola Bootcamp

Group of students at viola bootcamp June 17-20
WVU Creative Arts Center
Morgantown, WV

WVU 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!



  • High school juniors and up
  • Undergraduates
  • Graduate students
  • Adult amateurs
  • Teachers
  • Professionals
  • Secondary violists or those wanting to learn more about the viola
  • Younger students will be considered with permission from the director

Group at viola bootcamp


  • 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  

Camp Atmosphere

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

Camp Faculty


Registration deadline: June 1
No audition required.

Tuition: $250, does not include housing or meals. See "Housing" below for information.
Payment is made on the first day of camp by *check only* made out to "WVU" with "Viola Bootcamp" in the memo line.

Register now online

Arrival and Departure Schedule

For most participants who need on campus housing, arrival is on June 16 between 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the dormitories. Camp activities do not officially begin until June 17 (Monday) morning at 9:00am. The final concert is 2:00pm on the final day (Thursday, June 20). 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.

The Evansdale Residential Complex (ERC) "Bennett Tower" Dorm has been reserved for 2019. More information on the facilities can be found at the website for Bennett Tower.

Housing Cost
Double occupancy room and meals = $204.93 per camper.
Single occupancy room and meals = $294.53 per camper.

*Prices include tax
*Parking passes are an additional fee
*Meals include 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners


Email with any questions.