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 the free performance at the conclusion of the day.










8-9am: Registration in lobby of BZN, warm up rooms will be available 

9am Introductions in BZN 

9:15 Talk by the director of Admission, John Huling about the audition process, Q & A between Faculty and participants in BZN

9.30 Masterclass for all instruments with string faculty (first 4 to apply) in BZN (pianist provided)

10:30 Cookie Break

10.45-12:30 Rehearsals for concert

12.30 Lunch

1pm Carriage House Violins offers insight on how to pick an instrument in BZN1.30 Break and set up in BZN2pm Concert of featured HIgh Schools Orchestra, Chamber Music Group & Opus One.

3.30pm Farewells 



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