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TCU Viola Seminar

For students of all ages and levels, as well as professional and amateur violists.

 

TCU Viola Seminar

All sessions will be online through Zoom, Skype, and other virtual platforms

  • TCU VIOLA SUMMER SEMINAR I: June 8 – 9, 2020
    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 2 by midnight
  • TCU VIOLA SUMMER SEMINAR II: June 29 – 30, 2020
    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 23 by midnight
  • TCU VIOLA SUMMER SEMINAR III: July 20 – 21, 2020
    • Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 14 by midnight
  • TCU VIOLA SUMMER SEMINAR IV: August 11-12, 2020
    • Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 5 by midnight

Tuition and Fees: $220

Two days of intense viola studies! Each participant will take 2 half-an-hour lessons with Seminar Artist Faculty (each lesson will be with a different faculty member), attend four seminar lectures or master class sessions, and attend two Q&A sessions with Artist Faculty.

Festival on August 11-12, 2020 includes:

  • One-hour seminar session with Mai Motobuchi, member of the Boromeo Quartet and Professor of Viola at New England Conservatory
  • One-hour seminar session with Dimitri Murrath, Internationally renowned soloist and Professor of Viola at San Francisco Conservatory
  • One-hour seminar session with Misha Galaganov, Professor of Viola at TCU
  • Lessons with Mai Motobuchi, Dimitri Murrath, and Misha Galaganov
  • Three Q&A sessions with the seminar faculty
  • Work on specific technical and musical topics
  • Solve unique technical or musical puzzles that will help participants to understand certain problems in depth
  • The classes offer performance opportunities for participants who would like to receive comments about their individual playing.
  • Discover more works in solo and ensemble viola repertoire
  • Meet renowned viola Artists and other viola enthusiasts!

(all times are in Central Time Zone)

Monday, August 10

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Introduction and Orientation (Dr. Misha Galaganov)

Tuesday, August 11

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute individual lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Mai Motobuchi

         “How to Balance Your Life”

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Misha Galaganov  

          Puzzle of the Day: Puzzle for solution by the next day
          “Basic principles of developing good bow control”

6:30 – 7:30 pm Q&A session with Mai Motobuchi

Wednesday, August 12

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Dimitri Murrath

          “Body Mapping and Karen Tuttle’s Coordination Techniques”

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Q&A session/lecture with Misha Galaganov  
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Q&A session with Dimitri Murrath
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Conclusion of the seminar

Dr. Misha Galaganov headshot

Dr. Misha Galaganov

Mai Motobuchi headshot

Mai Motobuchi

Dimitri Murrath headshot

Dimitri Murrath

Two days of intense viola studies! Each participant will take 2 half-an-hour lessons with Seminar Artist Faculty (each lesson will be with a different faculty member), attend four seminar lectures or master class sessions, and attend two Q&A sessions with Artist Faculty.

Festival on June 8-9, 2020 includes:

  • One-hour seminar session with Ivo van der Werff, Professor of Viola at Rice University
  • One-hour seminar session with nationally renowned viola and viola d’amore artist and teacher, Matthew Dane
  • Two one-hour seminar sessions with  Misha Galaganov, Professor of Viola at TCU
  • Lessons with Ivo van der Werff, Matthew Dane, and Misha Galaganov
  • Two Q&A sessions with Ivo van der Werff and Matthew Dane
  • Work on specific technical and musical topics.
  • Solve unique technical or musical puzzles that will help participants to understand certain problems in depth
  • The classes offer performance opportunities for participants who would like to receive comments about their individual playing.
  • Discover more works in solo and ensemble viola repertoire
  • Meet renowned viola Artists and other viola enthusiasts!

(all times are in Central Time Zone)

Sunday, June 7

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Introduction and Orientation (Dr. Misha Galaganov)

Monday, June 8

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute individual lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Dr. Matthew Dane

          Helpful Hints: Memorizing Bach
          New Horizons: Introduction to the viola d’amore

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Dr. Misha Galaganov

          Puzzle of the Day: Puzzle for solution by the next day
          Viola Repertoire: Best Original Etudes for Viola (and how to use them for drills, technique, and technical development)

6:30 – 7:30 pm Q&A session with Dr. Matthew Dane

Tuesday, June 9

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with  Ivo van der Werff

          Technique Solutions and Helpful Hints: Ideas on Basic Setup

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Dr. Misha Galaganov

          Puzzle of the Day: Answer to the previous day’s puzzle and explanation of the solution
          Helpful Hints: Essential things for daily work
          Q&A

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Q&A session with Ivo van der Werff
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Conclusion of the seminar

Dr. Misha Galaganov

Dr. Matthew Dane

Ivo van Der Werff

Two days of intense viola studies! Each participant will take 2 half-an-hour lessons with Seminar Artist Faculty (each lesson will be with a different faculty member), attend four seminar lectures or master class sessions, and attend two Q&A sessions with Artist Faculty.

Festival on June 29-30, 2020 includes:

  • One-hour seminar session with Elias Goldstein, Internationally-renowned concert artist and Professor of Viola at University of Delaware
  • One-hour seminar session with Toby Appel, Internationally-renowned concert artist and Professor of Viola at Juilliard School of Music
  • One-hour seminar session with Misha Galaganov, Professor of Viola at TCU
  • Lessons with Elias Goldstein, Toby Appel, and Misha Galaganov
  • Three Q&A sessions with the seminar faculty
  • Work on specific technical and musical topics
  • Solve unique technical or musical puzzles that will help participants to understand certain problems in depth
  • The classes offer performance opportunities for participants who would like to receive comments about their individual playing.
  • Discover more works in solo and ensemble viola repertoire

Meet renowned viola Artists and other viola enthusiasts!

(all times are in Central Time Zone)

Sunday, June 28

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Introduction and Orientation (Misha Galaganov)

Monday, June 29

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute individual lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Toby Appel

         Technique Solutions: Vibrato

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Misha Galaganov  

          Puzzle of the Day: Puzzle for solution by the next day
          Technique Solutions: Secrets of playing double stops easier and more securely

6:30 – 7:30 pm Q&A session with Toby Appel

Tuesday, June 30

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
11:30 – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Elias Goldstein

          Helpful Hints: Finding ways to practice more effectively

2:00 – 4:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Q&A session/lecture with Misha Galaganov  
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Q&A session with Elias Goldstein
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Conclusion of the seminar

Toby Appel headshot

Toby Appel

Dr. Misha Galaganov headshot

Dr. Misha Galaganov

Elias Goldstein headshot

Elias Goldstein

Two days of intense viola studies! Each participant will take 2 half-an-hour lessons with Seminar Artist Faculty (each lesson will be with a different faculty member), attend four seminar lectures or master class sessions, and attend two Q&A sessions with Artist Faculty.

Festival on July 20-21, 2020 includes:

  • One-hour seminar session with Lauren Hodges, Viola Professor at the University of Florida
  • One-hour seminar session with Peter Slowik, Professor of Viola at Oberlin Conservatory
  • One-hour seminar session with Misha Galaganov, Professor of Viola at TCU
  • Lessons with Lauren Hodges, Peter Slowik, and Misha Galaganov
  • Three Q&A sessions with the seminar faculty
  • Work on specific technical and musical topics
  • Solve unique technical or musical puzzles that will help participants to understand certain problems in depth
  • The classes offer performance opportunities for participants who would like to receive comments about their individual playing.

Meet renowned viola Artists and other viola enthusiasts!

(all times are in Central Time Zone)

Sunday, July 19

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Introduction and Orientation (Dr. Misha Galaganov)

Monday, July 20

9:00 – 11:00 am: 30-minute individual lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Lauren Hodges

          “Body Awareness”

1:00 – 3:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Lecture/master class with Dr. Misha Galaganov

          Puzzle of the Day: Puzzle for solution by the next day
          “Organizing Scale Practice and Use of Scale Books”

6:30 – 7:30 pm Q&A session with Lauren Hodges

Tuesday, July 21

9:30 – 10:30 am: Lecture with Peter Slowik

           “The mental game of mastery of yourself and your instrument”

11:30 am – 1:30 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Q&A session with Peter Slowik

4:00 – 6:00 pm: 30-minute lessons (all lessons will be scheduled in advance)

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Q&A session with Misha Galaganov

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Conclusion of the seminar

Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Dr. Misha Galaganov headshot

Dr. Misha Galaganov

Peter Slowik headshot

Peter Slowik

Register for TCU Viola Seminar

 

For all questions about the TCU Viola Seminar, contact:
Dr. Misha Galaganov
Professor of Viola and Violin
817-257-6619
m.galaganov@tcu.edu