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UK Viola Day Registration 2023

January 28, Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM
Worsham Cinema in the UK Gatton Student Center (160 Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508)
$20 Non-refundable Registration Fee

Lunch is not provided but is available for purchase at the Champions Kitchen in the Gatton Student Center.

Masks will be optional but are strongly encourage for participants who want to do so to wear them as an added layer of protection. Please self-assess if there are any known symptoms of COVID-19 before attending the event, and notify Dr. Wu at tzeying.wu@uky.edu.

UK's Masks Optional Policy     CDC Covid Symptom Guide

Atar Arad, Indiana University
Dr. Andrew Braddock, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Rose Wollman, Saint Mary's College


  • 9:30-10a Check-In
  • 10-10:50a Masterclass with Andrew Braddock
  • 11-11:50a Masterclass with Atar Arad
  • 11:50a Lunch break (lunch will not be provided)
  • 12:30p LOOP: Ligeti's Inspiration & Legacy, a recital by Rose Wollman
  • 1:45-3:45p Viola ensemble rehearsal 
  • 4p Final concert with performances from the viola ensemble, competition winners, and guest artists.

The UK Viola Day would like to invite viola students at all levels to participate in the Viola Day Virtual Competition. When registering, please identify your group division using the chart below (playing level compatible with the Suzuki system). 

Upload a video to any online platform and submit the link to Dr. Wu at tzeying.wu@uky.edu. The recording needs to be in single take with no editing, and the camera should include both left hand and bow arm. Memorization is not required, and the recording is due January 14.

For the repertoire, select a single piece or a movement from a larger work.  Because the venue can only provide an electronic keyboard, a work for unaccompanied viola is recommended but not required. 

Adjudicators: Rose Wollman and Andrew Braddock

The winner of each group division and selected students will perform in the Final Recital and may be asked to perform for the masterclass. The competition result will be announced the day before the event.

  • Group A, Pre-College, playing level compatible with Suzuki Books 1 and 2
  • Group B, Pre-College, playing level compatible with Suzuki Books 3 and 4
  • Group C, Pre-College, playing level compatible with Suzuki Books 5 and above
  • Group D, College Freshman and Sophomore
  • Group E, College Junior and Senior
  • Group F, College graduate level


  • Participants' playing level at Suzuki Book 1 through 4 will be invited to play in the viola ensemble A.
  • Participants' playing level at Suzuki Book 5 or higher will be invited to play in the viola ensemble B.

For questions, please contact Dr. Tze-Ying Wu at tzeying.wu@uky.edu