All-State Orchestra Prep Workshop

Who Should Register/Apply

Workshop for violin, viola, cello, bass and harp*


Sunday, February 18, 2018 1pm-5pm


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.


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

Event Details

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

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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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

Where to Register

Registration here!

Special Notes

*Harpists must bring their own instruments.