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Southeast Honors String Festival Orchestra

January 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

String Festival Honors Orchestra

The 8th 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. Alexander Jiménez, Director of Orchestral Activities at Florida State University, will serve as guest clinician.

The String Teachers Conference features clinics on topics including string pedagogy, instrument repair, and effective rehearsal techniques, presented by members of the UNCG Music faculty and special guest clinician Mimi Zweig.

Read more at stringfestival.uncg.edu

The 2018 String Festival is taking place according to all original plans, beginning with registration at 6:15 p.m. on January 19

Guest Clinician

Dr. Alexander Jiménez
Dr. Alexander Jiménez

Alexander Jiménez serves as Professor of Conducting, Director of Orchestral Activities, and String Area Coordinator at the Florida State University College of Music. He has served on the faculties of San Francisco State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has degrees from Baylor University (B.M.) and The Florida State University (M.M., M.M.E, and D.M.). Jiménez studied with Phillip Spurgeon, Michael Haithcock, and the late Anton Guadagno. As a former percussionist and timpanist, he studied with Gary Werdesheim, Larry Vanlandingham, Keiko Abe, and Cloyd Duff.

Under his direction the FSU Orchestras have continued their long tradition of excellence. Both the undergraduate University Philharmonia and the University Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Jiménez have championed new music and collaborated with such composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Martin Bresnick, Anthony Iannaconne, Christopher Theofanidis, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Ladislav Kubik. In 2007 the USO was featured in the PBS special Peanuts Gallery® which was awarded Best Performance of 2007 by the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Jiménez has recorded with the Mark, CBC/Ovation, Col Legno, Neos, and Naxos labels. In 2016 the USO was chosen as the featured orchestra at the National Conference of the American String Teachers Association. In 2016 the USO was invited to perform at the national conference of the American String Teachers Association.

Jiménez is active as a guest conductor, teacher, and adjudicator throughout the United States and Europe where he has appeared in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Israel, and Italy. Since 2009 he has served on the international jury panel of the European Festival of Music for Young People in Neerpelt, Belgium, and in 2013 was named International Festival Ambassador. Dr. Jiménez is in demand conducting honor and all-state orchestras throughout the U.S. In Tallahassee, he appears regularly as guest conductor of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and has served as the music director of the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras since 2000.

Dr. Jiménez is a past president of the College Orchestra Directors Association. He holds memberships in the College Orchestra Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Florida Orchestra Association, and the League of American Orchestras.

Stella Bloom, Wilmington
Marie-Sophie Brackstone, Paget, Bermuda
Maleah Brown, Greenville
Ashe’ Cepeda-Parker, Jacksonville
Iris Chien, Chapel Hill
Sriya Dhupati, Davidson
Kathryn Evans, Browns Summit
Javier Fann, Greenville
Madison Greco, Charlotte
Chaeyon Jang, Greensboro
Tamauri Johnson, Jacksonville
Frances Kendrick, Raleigh
Olivia Kingman, Wilmington
Sarah Kingman, Wilmington
Elizabeth Kuhlman, Chapel Hill
Carter Lawe, Greensboro
Jaewon Lim, Greensboro
Charlotte Maxwell, Durham
Laurel Meitrodt, Wilmington
Jirah Montgomery, Charlotte
David Nam, Jacksonville
Hannah Park, Charlotte
Anugeeth Raghavan, Matthews
Ella Rawls, Greensboro
Cady Robison, Cary
Elena Schulmeister-Antona, Durham
Nicholas Schwentker, Middletown, VA
Amelia Smith, Wilmington
Ava Tennis, Charlotte
Erin Tennis, Charlotte
Jordan Thompson, Greensboro
Erick Won, Mount Pleasant, SC
Cindy Zhu, Greenville

Andy Billings, Greenville
Triston Broadway, Greensboro
Margot Cunningham, Greensboro
Camra Fuller, High Point
Cody Grenier, Fayetteville
Hadas Hacohen, Durham
Sophia Johnson, Durham
Abigail Marshall, Apex
Harrison Miller, Winterville
Michael Morgan, Durham
Karl Peterson, Apex
Alexander Rose, Concord
Brianna Stewartson, Charlotte

Samuel Alston, St. Helena Island, SC
Sidney Brockenborough, Conover
Rachel Choi, Cary
Cailin Clarke, Durham
Patrick Dillard, Charlotte
Shudy Du, Chapel Hill
Erin Flick, Jacksonville
Audrey Lomax, Raleigh
Nora Matthews, Davidson
Jenny Rowlett, Greensboro
Kayla Stephens, Jacksonville
Chester Tyson, Wilmington

Payton Baysinger, Cary
Zane Hollomon, Winston-Salem
Cael Laird, Durham
Lorenzo Nigrelli, Hickory
Tyler Reece, Jacksonville
John Reese, Jacksonville

Participant Schools:
Apex High School
Ardrey Kell High School
Eugene Ashley High School
Beaufort High School
Bermuda High School for Girls
David W. Butler High School
Cape Fear Academy
Chapel Hill High School
Durham School of the Arts
Enloe High School
Green Hope High School
Greensboro Day School
Grimsley High School
Hickory High School
John T. Hoggard High School
Jacksonville High School
Jordan High School
E. A. Laney High School
Millbrook High School
North Mecklenburg High School
Northwest Guilford High School
Northwest School of the Arts
Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
Pine Lake Preparatory
Providence High School
Riverside High School
J. H. Rose High School
Skyline High School
South Mecklenburg High School
South View High School
Southwest Guilford High School
Wake STEM Early College
Wando High School
Weaver Academy




January 21
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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