All-State Audition Prep Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Workshop for violin, viola, cello, bass and harp*

Registration now open!

Fee: $45 in advance; after Feb. 11, $55

This workshop will help high school string players prepare for the 2017 Virginia All-State audition. With the help of the VCU String faculty, participants will hone their skills and build their confidence through a variety of hands-on activities.

Activities include:

  • scale boot camp
  • sight-reading training
  • orchestra excerpt sessions
  • etude workshop
  • mock auditions with written comments

About the VCU String Faculty

VCU faculty members are professional musicians who currently perform with the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, Classical Revolution and more. They have countless years of experience playing in professional orchestras and preparing successfully for auditions.

Violin: Susanna KleinSimon Lapointe
Viola: Molly SharpStephen Schmidt
Cello: Dana McComb
Bass: Kelly Ali
Harp*: Colleen Potter Thorburn

The workshop will be held at the James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA, 23220. Parents may drop off students, or stay and observe. Parking is available on the street, although you should allow some time to find a parking spot. Parking is unrestricted on the weekends in the Fan.

Looking for music?
VA All-State Audition requirements (scales, etude and orchestral excerpts) are posted on the VBODA website when they become available.

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*Note: Harpists must bring their own instruments.