Dr. Katrin Meidell and the Columbus State University Schwob Viola Studio would like to welcome you to our website! For a free lesson and a tour of our beautiful facilities, or to discuss your audition repertoire or schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Meidell. If you would like to follow the CSU Viola Studio on Facebook, please join us! You can also check us out on YouTube and Instagram.
In addition to multi-instrument chamber music opportunities, violists enrolled at the Schwob School of Music are encouraged to participate in the Schwob Viola Ensemble. Coached by Dr. Meidell, the ensemble focuses on advanced viola ensemble repertoire. Special attention is directed towards blending of sounds and exploration of color, as well as stylistic issues. The Ensemble performs outreach concerts and in 2021 was invited to perform at the 2021 American Viola Society Virtual Festival. Currently they are preparing to audition to perform at the 2022 American Viola Society Festival & 47th International Viola Congress, which will be held at the Schwob School of Music.
Thank you for your interest in the viola studio at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University! Please take some time to read about the viola studio, and be sure to visit our YouTube channel to see and hear what studying at CSU produces. After doing so, please contact Dr. Meidell to set up a visit. She is excited to meet with you for a free lesson and tour of our beautiful facilities. This is a very important step for prospective students -- to come get a feel for the Schwob School of Music, the viola studio, and Dr. Meidell before making the decision about where to study music in college.
Columbus State University‘s Schwob School of Music offers Graduate Assistantships (GAs) for Master‘s Degree candidates in Performance and for Artist Diploma candidates. Assistantships cover the full cost of tuition, and also come with a stipend. This page is intended to provide more information for prospective graduate students. After reading the information here, please contact Dr. Meidell to set up a trial lesson and visit. Please note that the deadline is March 1 for completing the application and audition.
The audition for the Master‘s Degree or Artist Diploma and for Graduate Assistantships begins with sending an email to Dr. Meidell expressing your interest in a graduate program at the Schwob School of Music. Please include 5-10 minutes of recent performance videos with this email.
For audition dates and repertoire please click this link. Highest consideration for GA positions will be given to candidates that have completed the audition and have complete application files by March 1.
Please contact Dr. Meidell if you have any questions.
Checklist for applying to CSU for the graduate programs:
- Contact Dr. Meidell regarding Graduate opportunities at the Schwob School of Music
- Apply to Columbus State University
- Apply to the Schwob School of Music at CSU
- Work with Dr. Meidell to set up a trial lesson
- Mail three letters of recommendation to Debra Tommey at:
- Debra Tommey
- Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University
- 4225 University Ave
- Columbus GA 31907
If you have any questions or need help along the way, please contact Dr. Meidell.