The upcoming online Violin2Viola workshop will take place Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 11AM - 2PM ET. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust accordingly. Click here for a link to a world clock.
OBTAINING A VIOLA
To obtain a trial viola from Shar Music, please be in contact with them for your viola or even sheet music orders. Please refer to the Welcome Email for our Shar contact's email address. They are ready to help, but please do contact them at least one week before the workshop at the latest - earlier is better. They need time to ship them out. The trial violas are free for you to use for the duration of the workshop and if you don’t want to purchase one, then you would just need to ship it back to them at the end of the workshop. We are so grateful to Shar for their partnership with Violin2Viola. Even if you do not need a viola from Shar, you will still need to have a viola during the workshop in order to fully participate, so please make arrangements to have one.
We do not have required books or materials for this workshop, but we thought it might be helpful to know some materials we use in our own playing and teaching. We will be referring to them in our workshop and will provide non-copyrighted materials for you to follow along with anything in the workshop. That said, it is nice to have a really good, modern edition of etudes, scales, solos, and excerpts, so we’re providing our favorites to help you build your collection. We highly recommend having these as part of your library.
Susan Brown Two Octave Scales and Bowings - intermediate
Barbara Barber or Carl Flesch - advanced
Wohlfahrt 1 and/or Wohlfahrt 2 - intermediate
Kreutzer and/or Mazas - advanced
Sevcik Op 1 - intermediate/advanced
Schradieck - intermediate/advanced
Trott Melodious Double Stops - intermediate
Vamos Exercises for the Viola in Various Combinations of Double Stops - advanced
Telemann Concerto - intermediate or advanced
Bach Cello Suites - intermediate or advanced
Stamitz Viola Concerto - advanced (optional recommended cadenza)
Whistler - From violin to viola transitional method - intermediate
Cohen - Viola Quick Change
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Strauss Don Juan
Inexpensive foam rest
Notes for Violists: A Guide to the Repertoire
The Violin and Viola: History, Structure, Techniques
Violin2Viola Finger Charts