Cancelled Due to Covid 19
Schedule of Events April 28, 2019
1:15pm Practice Techniques
2pm Violists as Performers: historical review
3pm Break (snacks included)
3:30pm Viola Ensemble Rehearsal
4:30pm Masterclass *participation is optional
5:30pm Mini Concert
Students interested in playing for the masterclass should note that on their registration form.
The registration fee includes festival materials, snacks at the break, and entry into the raffle to win awesome gifts. If you would like to order a Viola Fest tee-shirt, there is an additional $15 per shirt.
Point Loma Nazarene University
Cooper Music Center
San Diego, CA 92106
Annabelle is originally from New York and began playing the viola at age 8. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Performance from Ithaca College. She received her Master's Degree in Viola Performance from Florida State University, and also received a Master's Degree in Chamber Music from Kent State University. Annabelle is an avid chamber musician and has been a member of the Escalante String Quartet, Eppes Quartet and the Aidan Quartet. Currently, Annabelle is performing throughout southern California Quartet Nouveau, the California Chamber Orchestra, teaching privately and at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Linda began her adventures in violin as an eager fourth grade volunteer. Her hand shot in the air when the teacher asked for a demonstrator to hold a violin for the first time. It was love at first sight and she came home and begged for a violin. She pursued her passion for music at The University of Texas at Austin earning a Bachelor of Music. Upon meeting luminary pedagog Sally O’Reilly at the University of Minnesota where she earned her Master of Music, her interest in viola and teaching began. In the Doctoral program she studied viola with renowned teachers and performers Korey Konkol and Thomas Turner. She served on faculty at the “Bravo!” Summer String Institute at University of Minnesota, and the St. Joseph School of Music. She is Director of Strings for the Solana Beach School District. Currently she performs frequently with Ardor Trio, San Diego Symphony, Classics 4 Kids Philharmonic and the California Chamber Orchestra. Linda enjoys teaching her violin and viola students at her home studio in San Diego where she lives with her husband, son and daughter. More information can be found at http://www.lindapiatt.com