STRING DAY ADVANCED invites selected High School String Chamber Orchestras from across the New England area to participate and also welcomes individual participation.  STRING DAY ADVANCED 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 and/or chamber.





9:00 am Registration in lobby of BZN 

9:15 am Introductions in BZN by Chair, John Huling, Director of String Day

9:30 am Talk by John about the audition process, Q & A between Faculty and participants

10:00 am Masterclass for all instruments with Astrid Schween & Sal Macchia in BZN/Mock Auditions for all instruments (first 5 who apply) with Elizabeth Chang & Kathryn Lockwood in Room 44

11:00 am Cookie Break

11:15 amTalk for sponsor Carriage House Violins about choosing an instrument 

11:45 amRehearsals for concert

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Concert of featured High Schools & Opus One.

3:30pm Farewells