Study of the viola is centered on the broad experiences of our faculty, who provide students with rigorous instruction tailored to their needs and goals as a musician. Our goal is to develop students’ talents to the highest musical and professional levels through private lessons, coaching, instrumental technique, master classes, and a range of performance opportunities.
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.
“At some other places I’ve taught—very excellent schools—students expected to be led by the faculty. Here, it is more of a dynamic interplay between the student’s desires and motivation and faculty push.”
Peter Slowik, Professor of Viola
March 30, 2021
March 15, 2021
July 17, 2020