"11th" Annual STRING DAY
Sunday February 28th, 2016
UMass Amherst is proud to bring you STRING DAY 2016. A newly formated event for high school string students that provides an opportunity for the young aspiring string player to join the UMass string faculty and current UMass string students, for an informative and fun filled day of music making.
We will be inviting selected High School String Chamber Orchestras from across the New England area to participate and also welcome individual participation. STRING DAY grants an exciting venue for invited high school string orchestras to perform on the UMass Amherst campus as well as participate in sessions, sectionals and coachings with our string faculty. If you’re an individual participant, you will have the opportunity to work closely with current UMass string students and faculty on repertoire: solo &/or chamber.
STRING DAY 2016 will focus on how to prepare the young aspiring string player for a career in music. This will include the opportunity to participate in a masterclass, a chamber music competition (see more details under schedule and description), and an opportunity for seniors to audition at UMass Amherst (more details under 'Audition at UMass'). Our event sponsor, Carriage House Violins, will present an educational session on how to choose an instrument.
The day will culminate in a final performance including a special performance by UMass’ Opus One chamber orchestra to which parents and the public are invited.
Please join us on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Kathryn Lockwood, Director
Amanda Stenroos, Administrative Assistant
Proudly sponsored by The UMass Amherst Music Department - String Faculty, Carriage House Violins and Stamell Strings.