Clinicians

Clinicians for the 2020 Chicago Viola Festival will be announced soon!

Clinicians for the 2019 Chicago Viola Festival

Charles Pikler

Chicago Viola Festival - Artistic Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Ret.)

Chicago Viola Festival - Creative Director, Viola Faculty, Illinois State University

Senior Lecturer of Viola, University of North Texas

Professor of Viola, University of Illinois

Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Viola, Cleveland Institute of Music

Professor, Lawrence Conservatory

Faculty, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory/

Private Studio Teacher

Principal Viola, Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Associate Professor of Viola, Western Illinois University

Viola and String Pedagogy Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University

Clinicians for the 2018 Chicago Viola Festival:


  • Charles Pikler - Artistic Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Katherine Lewis - Festival Coordinator, Viola Faculty, Illinois State University
  • Christine Due - The Studio of Christine Due
  • Rudolf Haken - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Matthew Michelic - Professor, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
  • Lisa Nelson - Visiting Assistant Professor of Viola, Head of the String Department, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Christiana Reader - Assistant Professor, SUNY New Paltz
  • Rhona Reagen - Faculty, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory
  • Michael Strauss - Viola Instructor, Youngstown University and the University of Indianapolis, Violist of The Indianapolis Quartet
  • István Szabó - Associate Professor of Viola, Western Illinois University