Arizona Violacademy

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Arizona Violacademy

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Program Offering Intensive Viola Playing and Exceptional Instruction

Nancy Buck, Artistic Director

Louis Privitera, Educational Coordinator


Calling all violists! Join us for The Arizona Violacademy, a program offering intensive viola playing and exceptional instruction for students aged 11-19. Participants will improve their individual technique, perform in guest master class and/or mock college audition sessions, have an opportunity to take a mini-private lesson, attend a viola recital and perform together in the finale festival viola ensemble piece.

Students will register for one of the following groups that best represents their playing level:

Level 1: Beginning Level  

(Students in their first 2 years of playing)

Level 2: Intermediate level

(Students comfortable with 2 octave scales and fluent in 3rd position)

Level 3: Advanced Level

(High School Students preparing Regional & All-State Excerpts and 3 octave scales)


Anticipated Schedule 

9:00-9:55 Viola ensemble rehearsal

10:00-11:25 Split into Levels 1, 2, & 3

11:30-12:25 Masterclass with Dr. Linda Kline

12:30-1:25 LUNCH (provided)

1:30-2:00 Viola ensemble rehearsal

2:15 Student and Faculty recital (Open to the public)




Nancy Buck – Arizona State University


Louis Privitera -Tetra String Quartet

Dr. Linda Kline, Professor of Viola at Boise State University and Summer Faculty, Interlochen Center for the Arts


Allyson Wuenschel – Arizona School for the Arts

Cicely Brazier – Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Stapley Junior High School


January 12
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Arizona State University
50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States