​When you study viola at 6ͼ, you'll have a wealth of opportunities to develop yourartistry. You'll study with a​ ​highly experienced performer and teacher​ who is dedicated to helping you reach your full potentialas a musician and a violist.

Throughout your time at 6ͼ, you'll perform in solo recitals, chamber ensembles, orchestra, master classes and repertoire classes to prepare you for a career as a professional musician.​AԻ​you'll be surrounded by other high level students who are striving to be their best.

Alumni Success

Meet Wesley Collins

wesley collins

Wesley Collins is principal violist of The 6ͼ Orchestra. He earned a bachelor's degree in viola performance from 6ͼ in 2007, studying with Robert Vernon. He previously served as a member of the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra beginning in 2012 and was promoted to third chair viola there in 2014. Before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he had been a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 2008-12.

6ͼ Viola Alumni include:

  • Leah Ferguson, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Abigail Evans, Associate Principal Viola, National Symphony
  • Ayn Balija, Lecturer of Viola at the University of Virginia
  • Karina Schmitz, Principal Violist of Apollo's Fire
  • Bonnie Yeager, violist with The Phoenix Symphony
  • Naimah Bilal, Artistic Director, Cincinnati Symphony
  • Timothy D. Zeithamel, Associate Principal Violist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Concerts and events

Dec 8 Fri
6:30 pm
Junior Recital: Remy Howard, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 10 Sun
5:00 pm
Dec 11 Mon
3:00 pm
Junior Recital: Jay Lipsutz, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 11 Mon
5:00 pm
Harp Studio Recital
Harp, Conservatory Student Recitals