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Viola Studio

TCU Viola Studio member performs at The Fort Worth Bass Hall.

TCU’s viola program includes many activities in addition to lessons. In fall 2022, we held an in-studio etude competition (with prizes), studio recital, premiere performance of a viola quartet at the Modern Arts Museum in Fort Worth, and regular weekly performance lessons in the new beautiful Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. This is all in addition to regular weekly studio classes at TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel.

For local pre-college and adult viola students and enthusiasts, we offer yearly TCU Viola Visitor Day events and fall/spring Viola Seminars.

TCU viola alumni can be found as solo and orchestra performers, university professors, prominent chamber music artists, music studio teachers, orchestra directors, and public school music directors. Some of our alumni, though strong performers, choose other careers and are now doctors, policemen, firemen, and lawyers.

Our environment and atmosphere in the studio will help you find your music career path and achieve your very best in whatever you decide to pursue. The approach to each student is very individual, depending on needs, level of performance, and degree program.

TCU Viola Seminar Viola Visitors Day


Viola Visitors Day

This is an annual event held in the fall. In 2019, more than 30 high school/middle school aged violists participated in Viola Visitors Day, featuring a full day of master classes, lessons,  all-state etude instruction, a Q&A session and concluding with a Viola Recital featuring guest teachers and performers.  Plan to attend our in-person Viola Visitors Day on September 17, 2022!

Viola Visitors Day Participants 2019

Viola Visitors Day 2019 Participants.



For more information about viola studies, contact:
Dr. Misha Galaganov
Division Chair, Strings
Professor of Viola