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cello playerThe 12th Annual Southeast Honors String Festival hosted at UNCG is an intensive three-day festival for students in grades 9-12, as well as middle and high school orchestra directors.

The Festival Honors Orchestra provides an opportunity for advanced string students to further the development of their performance skills through rehearsals, sectionals, performances, and master classes. Dr. Jungho Kim, Director of Orchestras at the UNCG School of Music, will serve as guest clinician.

Online applications will become available this Summer. Student applications, including audition recordings, are due no later than Thursday, September 7. Those selected for participation will be notified of their acceptance by Thursday, September 14. The fee for each selected student is $65, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday in the UNCG Dining Hall. The String Festival will conclude with a concert by the Honors String Orchestra on Sunday, October 15 in Tew Recital Hall.

Based on the audition recording, some students will be selected for a complimentary private lesson with UNCG string faculty members, scheduled as part of the Festival.

The String Teachers Conference features clinics on topics including string pedagogy, instrument repair, and effective rehearsal techniques, presented by Dr. Brenda Brenner, associate professor of music education, co-chair of the Department of Orchestral Conducting, and director of the Jacobs Academy at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. The fee for all participating string directors and private teachers is $75, which includes the festival fee, refreshments, and parking. Participants may earn 1.5 units of North Carolina Certificate Renewal Credit.

The String Teachers Conference is a terrific opportunity to grow and develop as teachers and musicians under the guidance and inspiration of our outstanding clinicians.

Jungho Kim

Dr. Jungho Kim

Director of Orchestras
Associate Professor of Conducting
UNC Greensboro School of Music

Brenda Brenner

Dr. Brenda Brenner

Co-Chair, Department of Orchestral Conducting
Associate Professor of Music (Music Education)
Director, Jacobs Academy
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music