Violas Unite!

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November 11, 2023

Join us to celebrate all things viola at this event for individual players. Ideal for advanced and intermediate high school violists; amateur players and students of all ages are also welcome. Viola teachers: bring a group of your students and make it a studio outing! You'll meet fellow viola enthusiasts and participate in a variety of activities, including playing in an all-viola ensemble alongside Kenji Bunch.

Bring your viola, prepare your part (sent in advance) and get ready for an unforgettable experience with the NIU Viola Studio and Anthony Devroye of the Avalon String Quartet, with special guest artist Kenji Bunch

Schedule Overview

Time Activity
12:30-1:00 p.m. check-in, optional Music Building tour
1:00-1:20 p.m. Warm-up with the NIU Viola Studio
1:20-2:30 p.m. Ensemble rehearsal, Bunch: Rise and Shine
 2:30-3:45 p.m. Master class with Professor Anthony Devroye
 3:45-4:00 p.m. Snack break
4:00-5:00 p.m. Kenji Bunch: participatory workshop
5:00-5:45 p.m. Sectional rehearsals
5:45-6:30 p.m. Ensemble rehearsal
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Concert (NIU Viola Studio recital plus Violas United ensemble)


Participant cost: $55 per participant (includes dinner)
Guests may attend the performance for free, but if they would like to join the participant for dinner, there is a $20 fee per guest meal.

Deadline: November 4, 2023

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If you cancel five or more business days before the event, you may request a refund from Kristin Sherman at or 815-753-1450. No refunds will be made after this time unless NIU cancels the event.

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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