Ohio Viola Society

OVS Competition for Young Violists

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Oberlin Conservatory of Music

​77 W. College Street, Oberlin, OH  44074

Cash prizes awarded in three categories: 

Division I - grade school to age 13   
Division II - middle school and high school to age 17 
Division III - college undergrad to age 23  

Repertoire requirements:
(All pieces to be performed from memory. Any piece with a piano accompaniment must be played with piano.)

Division I (5-10 minutes): 
Two contrasting solo pieces or movements.

Division II (10-15 minutes):
1. Required work: One movement from an unaccompanied suite, partita or sonata by J. S. Bach.
2. A piece of the student’s choice, which may be a single piece or a movement of a sonata or concerto. Note: More than one composer must be represented.

Division III (10-15 minutes):
1. One movement from a solo suite, partita or sonata by J.S. Bach, Hindemith, or Reger. 
2. One movement from a concerto. 

(Complete ​Guidelines and Application Form will be posted by December 1, 2017)

OHH Viola! - Fall Master Class Day

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:30-5:30pm

Baldwin-Wallace University's Boesel Musical Arts Center

49 Seminary Street, Berea, Ohio 44017

Featuring Guest Artist Caroline Coade, Violist in the Detroit Symphony and Professor at the University of Michigan

~ Mini-master classes lead by area teachers

~ Viola "Happy Hour" - time for refreshments and socializing

~ Instrument exhibits courtesy of viola vendors from tri-state area

Admission is $10 - Observers and listeners are welcome!  

To play in a master class, please contact Jeffrey Irvine

Registration opens at 12:30pm

​Instrument exhibits open 1:00-4:00pm

Mini-master classes begin at 1:00pm

​Viola "Happy Hour"  at 2:30pm

Guest Artist Recital at 3:30pm

Guest Artist Master Class at 4:00pm