Accelerando Master Classes:


Viola Master Class with Gabrielle Padilla
April 1, 2023  |  4:00pm in Curb

Tulsa, Oklahoma native Gabrielle Padilla, DMA, is a violist dedicated to teaching, performance, and chamber music. She recently served as interim viola faculty at Virginia Tech and the Interim Director of the Virginia Tech String Project. As a clinician and presenter, Dr. Padilla has national and international visibility. Examples of those activities are her recent performances and presentations at the 2021 American Viola Society Festival, 47th International Viola Congress, 2022 National Flute Association Convention, and upcoming presentation at the 2023 American String Teachers Association, as well as a master class guest artist for the 2021 Puerto Rico Summer Music Festival. Gabrielle has taught and performed as a Viola Teaching Fellow and a Quartet Teaching Fellow at the Interlochen Arts Camp. She is a Board Member of the American Viola Society. You can hear her on Sutton Foster’s Take Me to the World album. Studies were at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Ball State University with Dr. Katrin Meidell, and West Virginia University where she proudly served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant of Andrea Priester Houde.