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January 25–27, 2019

2019 Festival Orchestra RosterString Teachers Conference Registration

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David Eccles

The 9th 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. Prof. David Eccles, Director of Orchestral Activities and String Music Education at Vandercook College of Music, will serve as guest clinician. Online applications are being accepted now. Student applications, including audition recordings, are due no later than December 4, 2018. Those selected for participation will be notified of their acceptance by December 12, 2018. The fee for each selected student is $55, 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, January 27 in the Music Building 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.

Stephen BenhamThe String Teachers Conference features clinics on topics including string pedagogy, instrument repair, and effective rehearsal techniques, presented by Dr. Stephen Benham, Professor of Music Education at Duquesne University, and members of the UNCG music faculty. The fee for all participating string directors and private teachers is $65, 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.

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