The faculty at Viola Camp are selected for excellence in musicianship, dedication to teaching and for their positive, fun loving attitudes.
Jennifer Drake is the founder of Idaho Viola Camp. She performs with the Boise Philharmonic and Boise Baroque orchestras. Jen also teaches over 40 private viola students, has an alto clef tattoo on her ankle and spends a large amount of time and energy thinking of pieces that would be fun to play in a viola ensemble. She was a featured performer at the 33rd International Viola Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland.
In addition to all things viola, she also likes to participate in triathlons, hang out with her dogs Casey and Cameron, and spend time with her husband Chad Marvin. She credits her public school teachers back in Troy, Michigan for shaping her lifelong love of everything viola. Thanks, Roxanne Oliver, Connie Dugger and Alan MacNair!
Jen also likes coffee. A lot.
Emily White is an orchestra and general music teacher in the Meridian School District. She has taught private viola students for over 10 years. Emily earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the College of Idaho. While there, she studied viola with David Johnson. Emily also plays with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. When she is not playing or teaching the viola, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, reading and yoga.