Why Take Viola Intensive

In our viola intensive, you'll devote a week to expanding your technique and exploring the possibilities of this beautiful instrument. Along with other accomplished young musicians, you'll work with our excellent instructors to reach a higher level of musicianship.

What You'll Learn

As a motivated high school violist, you'll find our intensive inspiring and invigorating. Every day will present you with a new challenge meant to further develop your talent.

Our curriculum and activities may include:

  • Orchestral, solo, and technique master classes
  • Daily rehearsals with the viola ensemble
  • Enriching lectures
  • Student recitals
  • Focus on orchestral and solo repertoire

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Accepting applications

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

The Interlochen strings faculty have toured the world in prestigious quartets and ensembles, held professorships at top-rated universities and conservatories, and have made their mark as orchestra players and soloists. Our dedicated faculty comes together each summer to help the next generation of young musicians thrive. 

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios—which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Additional Opportunities

We have additional camp program opportunities for young violists, including the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program and the Advanced String Quartet program, both of which start immediately following this intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs, as well as a postgraduate year.

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty are passionate artists in their own right and have extensive experience in some of the world's top conservatories and institutions. They are dedicated to nurturing the new generation of musicians.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Renee Skerik

Renee Skerik, D.M.A.

Instructor of Viola and Chamber Music

Daniel Sweaney

Daniel Sweaney

Instructor of Viola

Jeffrey Irvine

Jeffrey Irvine

Instructor of Viola

Lynne Ramsey headshot 400x600

Lynne Ramsey

Instructor of Viola

David Holland headshot 400x600

David Holland

Instructor of Viola