Viola Festival

October 26, 2024

This hands-on workshop for viola players will include master classes for high school and collegiate level students, technique classes for different levels, and a final concert! The festival will be held in Russell Hall on the UNI campus. View the details and registration form below. 
FREE T-shirt! All participants who are registered on or before September 25 will receive a free UNI Viola Festival t-shirt! 
Concerto Competition Details: 2024 coming soon! 
INFO FROM 2023 FOR REFERENCE: Students in 2023 have the opportunity to solo with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra during the grand finale concert at Viola Festival. Students who are interested should submit a video of themselves performing either the Telemann Viola Concerto in G (mvt. II) or the Bruch Romance in F by midnight on September 30. Links to videos should be sent to

Festival Schedule

  • 9:00 am Registration Opens (Russell Hall lobby)
  • 9:30 am Viola Ensemble, Part I
  • 10:30 am Presentation Block I
  • 11:00 am Collegiate Masterclass          
  • 12:00 noon Lunch Break (on your own*)
  • 1:00 pm Viola Ensemble, Part II
  • 2:00 pm Presentation Block II
  • 2:30 pm Viola Ensemble, Part III
  • 3:00 pm High School Masterclass/Concerto Rehearsal
  • 3:45 pm Break with Area String Vendors
  • 4:30 pm Grand Concert 


* You are welcome to visit our dining options on campus, or to enjoy some local cuisine off-campus on your own. 

About our Guest Artist

Check back soon for our 2024 guest artist announcement!