Description:

STRING DAY is a day devoted to string playing. 

  • The day begins at 9am and ends at 3pm with raffle prizes.
  • For Senior (Opus 2) & Intermediate (Opus 3) Participants, it includes a choice mini-lectures by string faculty Elizabeth Chang (VIOLIN), Kathryn Lockwood (VIOLA), Astrid Schween (CELLO) and Salvatore Macchia (BASS), a panel of current UMass Students. 
  • For Senior (Opus 2), a chamber music reading session (for example, Mozart/Haydn/Mendelssohn) and a rehearsal with current UMass students resulting in a performance of a piece TBD. 
  • For Intermediate (Opus 3)and Junior Participants (Opus 4): sectionals, rehearsals and a performance of repertoire TBD.
  • Current UMass students are heavily involved in STRING DAY and they will be sitting alongside each STRING DAY participant in chamber music readings, Opus 2, and leading the sectionals and sitting with participants in Opus 3 and Opus 4. 
  • After lunch, the concert begins. All participants will be involved as well as a special performance by UMass' "Opus One".
  • Parents are welcome to attend the1.30pm free performance.

 

Schedule:

ALL PARTICIPANTS

9am Registration in Room 149 (Fine Arts Center Music Wing)

Senior Participants (Opus 2), Teachers and Parents:

9:30-10:15 Your choice of Mini-Lectures by String Faculty & Students on Various Topics; for eg. career choices/planning and practice/audition preparation, life at UMass.
10.15-11am Coffee/Tea Break and Round Table Session for Q/A (Topics: Audition Preparation, Time Management and Efficient Practice Techniques)

11am-11.45 Chamber Music Reading session (Quartets, Quintets, Octets)
11:45-12:45 Opus Two Rehearsal in room 44

12.45pm: Lunch in Room 149

1.30-3pm Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

3pm: Farewells and Raffle Prizes are drawn

Intermediate Participants (Opus 3):

9:30-10:15 Your choice of Mini-Lectures by String Faculty & Students on Various Topics; for eg. career choices/planning and practice/audition preparation, life at UMass.

10.15-10:45 Cookie/Apple break and meet and talk with UMass students for Q&A about life at UMass

10.45-12.30: Orchestra rehearsal

12.30pm: Lunch in Room 149

1.30-3pm Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

3pm: Farewells and Raffle Prizes are drawn

Junior Participants (Opus 4):

9.30-10.30  String Sectionals

10.30 Cookie/Apple Break

10.45-11.45 Orchestra rehearsal in BZN

11.45 Music Movie

12.30pm: Lunch in Room 149

1.30-3pm Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

3pm: Farewells and Raffle Prizes are drawn