Viola Boot Camp

Spend your Winter Break with the NIU Viola Studio!  We are opening our studio class for you to observe and participate in.  Weekly one-hour sessions will focus on a variety of technical and musical topics, with presentations and performances by NIU viola students and professor Anthony Devroye.    

Registration is free of charge. Email to receive the Zoom code for the class; include your name, year in school (if applicable), and name of current private teacher and/or youth orchestra program. 

 Class schedule: 

12/2 Calisthenics I: Left-Hand Workouts 

12/9 Calisthenics II: Bow-Arm Workouts 

12/16 Unlock Your Bach: performing unaccompanied Bach on viola 

12/23 Calisthenics III: mastering double-stops for intonation and finger strength 

12/30 Beyond Bach: unaccompanied viola music of Reger and Hindemith 

1/6 Audition Excerpts: approaching the orchestral audition process 

1/13 Calisthenics IV: extreme scale practice 

1/20 “Perfect Storm”: music of Shulamit Ran 


Dec 02 2020 - Jan 20 2021

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 02 2020 - Jan 20 2021
Anthony Devroye


Anthony Devroye

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