Application and Recording Instructions for Students
To apply, students must submit an online application and an audio recording or video with 3 to 5 minutes of playing. On your recording, we would like you to play 2 scales (chosen from the list below), as well as a piece of your choice. You may perform any music you wish – a movement or excerpt from a solo piece, sonata, or concerto, an etude, etc. You should consult with your private teacher or orchestra director for help in choosing the piece(s) you can play well.
Scale Requirements: (choose 2)
Perform scales as sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50. The tonic may be repeated in each octave. Perform arpeggios the same number of octaves as the corresponding scales, eighth note triplets at a minimum tempo of quarter note = 50.
- Violin: C, G, D, A, B-flat major 3 octaves; F major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.
- Viola: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves; A, B-flat major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.
- Cello: C, G, D, F major 3 octaves; A, B-flat Major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 3 octaves. Slur scales 4 notes per bow and arpeggios 3 notes per bow.
- Bass: C, D, B-flat major 1 octave; F, G, A major 2 octaves; any melodic minor of the student’s choice 2 octaves. Slur scales 2 notes per bow and arpeggios separate bows.
Other recording instructions:
- Any type of recorder will do – use anything from a computer to a portable unit with a built-in microphone.
- Before you begin to play, state your name, instrument, grade & school.
- Label the audio file with your name, instrument, & grade.
- Only one player per audio file or video.
- You may take several tries, if you wish, at recording a fine performance. If you make mistakes, just start over from the beginning before submitting your audition recording.
- Follow the instructions at stringfestival.uncg.edu to apply and upload your recording.
The application deadline is December 1, 2022. Notification of the results will be made to all students via e-mail by December 9, 2022.
Apply and Audition for the Southeast Honors String Festival
Dr. Jungho Kim, Director of Orchestras and Associate Professor of Conducting at the UNCG School of Music, has established an outstanding reputation over the past two decades for his superb musicality and leadership on the podium. He has conducted numerous orchestras around the world including the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada, Savaria Symphony Orchestra and Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok in Hungary, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and Buffalo Philharmonic. After successfully leading the Augustana University Orchestra, Kim has served as the Director of Orchestra at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. He was recently named Music Director and Conductor of the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra as well as the Tuscarawas Philharmonic.
Following his first professional three-year position as a section violinist at Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, Kim went on to earn two master’s degrees in violin performance and orchestral conducting from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. It was the renowned conductor Maestra Xian Zhang—Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and La Verdi Orchestra Sinfonica in Milan, Italy—who offered Kim the position as Associate Conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.
Kim completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Maestro Neil Varon. He served as the assistant conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic and was awarded the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize during his doctoral studies. Along with the opportunities he has had to study with world famous artists, such as Maestro Kurt Masur and Pinchas Zukerman, his most meaningful successes in life have been meeting his wife, violinist Dr. Eunho Kim, and raising their two boys, Teo and Juno, as well as their dog, Kobi.
Sample Schedule for Honors String Orchestra
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Rehearsal (students will step out of rehearsal a few at a time to play seating auditions)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Rehearsal
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:10 – 2:15 p.m. – Sectionals with String Faculty
2:30 – 4:50 p.m. – Rehearsal
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
6:15 – 8:00 p.m. – James Ehnes Concert
10:00 – 11:45 a.m. – Rehearsal
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Call time for concert
1:30 p.m. – Festival Honors Orchestra Concert (Tew Recital Hall)