Southeast Honors String Festival & String Teachers Conference
January 19 - 21, 2018
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.
Dr. Alexander Jiménez
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. Online applications are being accepted now. Student applications, including audition recordings, are due no later than December 5, 2017. Those selected for participation will be notified of their acceptance by December 12, 2017. 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 21 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.
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 guests. 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.