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Violin & Viola Choir 2023

About this event

Violin and Viola Choir 2023: February 10-11, 2023

The South Carolina Violin and Viola Choir has been an important annual tradition for Palmetto-state violinists and violists since 2009. It offers a chance for upper string players of all ages from near-beginners to professionals to celebrate their love of their instrument by playing together.

The 2023 event will take place on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2023, on the beautiful campus of Furman University in Greenville by Dr. Anna Joiner and Simon Gallo (Furman University violin and viola instructors).



Friday and Saturday registration is $30 early-bird ($40 after Jan. 30th)

Saturday-only registration is $25 early-bird, $35 after Jan. 30th

The early-bird registration discount ends Monday, January 30, 2023

FREE registration for teachers bringing students (just pay for lunch)

FREE for non-participant family members to attend Friday afternoon masterclasses

FREE Admission to Closing Violin/Viola Choir Concert on Saturday, February 11 at 5:30pm in Harper Hall at Furman University

There will not be any on-sight registration on Saturday. All participants must register in advance.


Early Bird discount registration ends January 30th. 

The last day to register online will be Tuesday, February 7th.

For priority placement in masterclasses please register by January 28.


Friday Afternoon Master Classes

Our guest clinicians will be leading master classes on the afternoon of Friday, February 10. You can sign up to perform in a class as part of registration. Those who register by January 28 will receive priority for placement in those classes. Additional players will be added after that date on a space-available basis.

Beyond registration, there is no additional cost to play in a master class. If you are going to perform a work with accompaniment and would like help engaging a piano accompanist, then we will be happy to put you in contact with a pianist and help to arrange a short rehearsal. There would be a cost to that, paid directly to the pianist.

Violin/Viola Choir participants who are not performing in master classes are strongly encouraged to attend as observers.



Friday, February 11, 2022

Master classes between 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Furman University)

Open to Intermediate to Advanced Violins & Violas. 


Saturday, February 11, 2023

Registration/check-in 8:30-8:50 a.m. (Furman Music Building)

Rehearsals and clinics 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Furman University)

Closing concert 5:30 p.m. (Harper Hall @ Furman)

A detailed schedule will be made available closer to the date but will include violin/viola choir rehearsals and special classes technique classes for students beginning at 9am. The events will culminate in a closing concert at 5:30pm at Furman University in Harper Hall. That concert will be FREE admission and open to the public.




Please contact Susan Wines at