11th Annual STRING DAY
Sunday February 28th, 2016
UMass Amherst is proud to bring you STRING DAY 2016. For the past 10 years, the string department has invited the New England string playing community to the UMass campus to experience and work with both faculty and current string students for a fun filled day of music making. String players of all ages are welcome to participate and you can find more information under the description page and the music links page.
As an individual participant, you will have the opportunity to work closelywith current UMass string students and faculty (Elizabeth Chang, Astrid Schween, Sal Macchia, Faith Conant, and Kathryn Lockwood) on solo & chamber orchestra repertoire, African drumming and Irish fiddling. Our event sponsor, Carriage House Violins, will present an educational session on how to choose an instrument: Finding Your Voice: How to Shop for the Instrument of Your Dreams
Please be on the lookout in 2017 as we begin a new addition to STRING DAY in the form of "STRING DAY for HS Orchestras". A newly formatted event for high school string Orchestras that provides 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.
"STRING DAY for HS Orchestras" 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 and an opportunity for seniors to audition at UMass Amherst.
The day will culminate in a final performance by all STRING DAY participants to which parents and the public are invited.
Please join us on Sunday, February 28, 2016.
Kathryn Lockwood, Director
Amanda Stenroos, Administrative Assistant
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