The DePaul viola studio prepares students to become musicians of the highest caliber. The studio emphasizes ensemble and chamber music experience along with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of solo literature.
The Viola Studio
The viola studio consists of approximately 16 undergraduate, graduate, and performance certificate students. In addition to weekly lessons, students perform in DePaul's many orchestras and chamber ensembles.
All DePaul viola students also meet for studio performance class once a week. In this class, students perform for one another, share ideas about all aspects of performance, and work in master classes with prominent guest artists.
Past guests have included Pinchas Zukerman, James Dunham, Yitzhak Schotten, Richard Young, Karen Ritscher, Helen Callus, and Ralph Fielding.
Graduates of the DePaul viola studio currently teach and perform in orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout the U.S. and Europe, including:
- Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Staatskapelle Berlin
- Oregon Symphony
- Utah Symphony
- Virginia Symphony
- Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
- Quartet San Francisco
- Kontras Quartet
- Advent Chamber Orchestra
Scholarship Opportunity for High School Juniors
The DePaul University School of Music is now offering high school juniors an opportunity to audition for conditional acceptance and as much as a 50% scholarship if pursuing a degree as a bass or viola performance major.