Sheila Browne joined the faculty of Lynn University Conservatory of Music - Fall 2022
This will be the only Tuttle Workshop in 2023, and the first in-person since 2019!! It is for both playing participants and auditors to learn about Karen Tuttle's Coordination System. Deadline to apply is Dec. 7th, 5 pm. However, registration is first come, first serve, and once we are full, we will take a waiting list (we have a playing participant cap, unlimited auditors).
More info and workshop description can be found on the
Please email or message Sheila Browne, Director, with any questions you may have.
A devoted and sought- after teacher and clinician, Ms. Browne has given masterclasses around the world, including at Seoul National, Luebeck Musik Hochschule, Leopold Mozart Academy, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Lynn Conservatory, University of Michigan, Boston University, among many others. As the first viola professor ever to teach in Iraqi Kurdistan at the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq’s inaugural year, she is featured in a recent book about the group, UPBEAT. She is Director of the January Karen Tuttle workshops, and is also on faculty at the annual NYU Tuttle Workshops in New York City and in Prague, and at several other summer festivals.
Sheila's students have gone on to many of the major viola programs in the U.S., either with substantial or full scholarship. This list includes: The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Colburn, Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan, Boston University. An avid chamber coach, she has had quartets advance in competitions such as Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and her students have won competitions such as Kauder.
YouTube Channel Videos
Repull 101 for Violists
Sheila Browne -vibrato and repull in Brahms E-flat Viola Sonata
Sheila Browne: The Physicality of Sound Production for Violists (and for others, too)
You Tube video excerpts from the recent Oberlin Viola Fest Karen Tuttle panel discussion lead by Sheila Browne with her former teacher Kim Kashkashian and Susan DuBois, Jeffrey Irvine" Click here to see the discussion.
Balanced shoulders, open heart
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