Violapalooza 2024

Saturday, February 17 - 8:30 AM

Violapalooza is back and will be held this year at Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia, Saturday, February 17th. This event brings violists of all ages and experiences together for a day of engaging music making and learning. Participate in an all-viola ensemble, masterclass, technique class and other topics.  

Schedule of Events:

8:30-9:00AM            Check-in/Meet & Greet in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall **

9:00-9:30AM            Welcome Warm Ups and Technique Tidbit #1 **

9:30-10:30AM          Viola Ensemble Rehearsal #1 **

10:30-11AM             Technique Tidbit #2 **

11-12:15PM             Advanced Masterclass and Beginner Mash Up Class **

12:15-12:40PM     Lunch (bring your own or enjoy the food offerings near UVA)

12:45-1:45PM          Eurhythmics with I-Jen Fang and Ayn Balija *

1:50-3PM                  Viola Ensemble Rehearsal #2 **

3:00-3:20PM            Snack/Bathroom Break

3:30-5:00PM            2024 Violapalooza Performance featuring: **

Andrea Priester Houde, Molly Wilkens-Reed, Ayn Balija and the 2024 Violapalooza Ensemble!

For more information including how to register and frequently asked questions, please see


Some of our featured guests include Ms. Andrea Priester Houde, the Associate Professor of Viola at West Virginia University and violist of the WVU Chamber Players and Dr. Ayn Balija, Associate Professor of Viola at the University of Virginia and Principal Violist of the Charlottesville Symphony.

This program is funded through the UVA Shea Endowment, Virginia Viola Society, and Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia. 


Saturday, February 17, 2024,

Old Cabell Hall 


Violapalooza Recital with featured guests Andrea Priester Houde and Ayn Balija

Saturday, February 17th, 3:30pm

Old Cabell Hall


Contact: Ayn Balija,

For more information, please visit

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.

For more information please call the Department of Music at 434.924.3052 or write with any questions.

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Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type


UVA Music Department

Date / Time

Saturday, February 17, 2024
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


(434) 924-3052
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