The viola studio offers professionalism in a creative environment and personal attention, as well as challenging curricula and performance opportunities.
Lessons are scheduled with the professor and meet weekly. These lessons focus on technique, style, & musicianship.
Meets every Monday from 3-4 p.m. Additional sectional, technique class, or viola quartet coaching meets every Friday from 3-4 p.m.
This program is a great way for musicians to work in small ensembles such as trios, quartets, etc. These groups are often arranged by the professor. While some groups are comprised of one instrument, many others include a mixture of instruments.
The String Project is a unique program within Illinois State University that allows string players to teach aspiring students. This program helps to strengthen educational foundations for the players and for the young teachers. These lessons and workshops focus on posture, note reading, technique & more. More information can be found on The String Project page.
For undergraduate admission, students should prepare: two contrasting pieces (or movements of larger works) and one short etude for admission to the School of Music. The following suggestions are representative of acceptable repertoire for undergraduate admission auditions. Students should not hesitate to use music similar in nature and difficulty.
For graduate admission, students should prepare a minimum of: one full movement of a standard concerto; one full movement of a sonata, one movement of a Bach suite; one etude. The following suggestions are representative of acceptable repertoire for graduate admission auditions. Students should not hesitate to use music similar in nature and difficulty.
Yearly artist-teacher guests including
Additional specialists in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Suzuki Pedagogy, orchestral and chamber music studies.