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 email@example.com 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.
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