Welcome to the website of violist Sheila Browne.

"Sheila Browne is an outstanding violist."
- Michael Tilson-Thomas

"Ms. Browne possesses a clear and compelling artistry. She is one of America's most important violists...."
- Robert Mann
Founding Member, Juilliard String Quartet

"...Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat (K. 364),... the violist Sheila Browne w[as  a] stylish soloist.... "
- New York Times
(Carnegie- Stern Hall  with the NY Women's Ensemble)

"Sheila Browne... play[s] with admirable polish, tonal luster, and sensitivity... a wonderful program from beginning to end, enriching the recorded repertoire on CD with ideal renderings of seldom - heard but very worthwhile music."
- American Record Guide

"Gorgeous playing by Browne dominated the beginning moments and kept us hypnotized throughout."
- Peninsula Review


Learn Healthy Playing from the Experts

Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop

Workshop Description
Priority Registration Deadline: November 20, 2014

1409ee63-b2c9-4910-a294-6781baf45591Sheila Browne

2e6526c6-d2ec-49a1-8dcb-ca6748930947Stephen Wyrczynski

13Susan Dubois

4c278635-abf9-498f-8dd6-1cd3cf271be2Michelle LaCourse

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Karen Ritscher

UNCSA Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts invites violists, including teachers, professionals, and advanced students, to a workshop-style conference to explore Karen Tuttle's (1920-2010) teaching principles, namely her physical and emotional approach to the instrument: coordination.

This is an intensive three-day workshop taught by several generations of former Tuttle students. It is for intermediate or advanced high school and college students, professionals and teachers interested in learning more about Karen Tuttle's Coordination system. This healthy approach to playing includes great attention to balancing the instrument, stance, and body awareness, leading to ease and comfort, a beautiful, resonant sound, more facile technique, expressive playing and reduced stage fright.  Left and right hand technique, phrasing, pacing, character and musical expression, among other things, are addressed in Coordination.

Enrollment is limited to the first 45 people who apply, and no audition material is required. Auditors are also welcome. Each person will play for several teachers during the classes. 
UNCSA is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  All workshop sessions will be on campus in our world-class School of Music facilities.

Workshop Schedule
Friday January 9 - Sunday January 11, 2015


1:30 - 3:30 pm             Registration, Watson Hall lobby, UNCSA School of Music
3:30 - 5:00 pm             Group Class- roundtable discussion with workshop faculty, Watson Hall
5:00 - 7:00 pm             Dinner break
7:00 - 9:00 pm             Individual classes, UNCSA School of Music
9:00 - 11:00 pm           Karen Tuttle recordings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Individual classes, UNCSA School of Music
12:00 - 1:00 pm           Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 pm             Individual Classes
3:00 - 3:30 pm             Break
3:30 - 5:30 pm             Individual Classes
5:30 - 7:30 pm             Catered dinner banquet in Watson Hall lobby
7:30 - 9:30 pm             Five Rhythms Dancing, led by Karen Ritscher, Watson Hall
9:00 - 11:00 am           Rehearsals in Watson Hall with pianist
11:00 am - 1:00 pm     Masterclass taught by all the Tuttle Workshop Teachers


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Priority Registration Deadline:  November 20, 2014

Final Deadline December 8, 2014
Cost: $345 per participant, $100 per auditor    includes all workshop sessions and catered dinner Saturday night.
    Online Registration link
  • Brookstown Inn and the Hawthorne Inn
    UNCSA vans will pick up participants on Saturday and Sunday at the  
  • www.visitwinstonsalem.com 
    For other recommended hotels close to campus go to 

  • For more information contact
    Sheila Browne

    We look forward to welcoming you to UNCSA!

    Register Now!