About the Event
Violin • Viola • Cello • Double Bass • Guitar
Shenandoah Conservatory invites high school students from throughout the region to participate in its first ever Strings Day on Saturday, October 26. Participants will have a unique opportunity to participate in the Strings Day Orchestra, perform in a masterclass setting led by Shenandoah Conservatory’s prestigious string faculty who will also perform during the opening session. Participants will further engage in a Q&A session led by Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and students. The event concludes with a public performance by the Strings Day Orchestra. Vendors will be on-site throughout the event showcasing various products and provide information about their services.
- Q&A with faculty and current students
- Large ensemble performance
- Lunch provided
- String faculty performance
- Parents event with admissions
- Sessions for beginner/advanced players
Meet the Conductor
Jan Wagner currently holds the position of professor of conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University where he serves as the artistic director and conductor of the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (SCSO) with which he has undertaken two international tours to Spain (Zaragoza, Castellón, Murcia and Granada) and Argentina (Córdoba, Paraná, Rosario and Buenos Aires). He also serves as the music director of the school’s fully staged opera productions.
Schedule of Events
|9 a.m.||Registration & Vendors Open, Refreshments Available|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome & Opening Concert|
|10 a.m.||Sectional Rehearsal|
|11:15 a.m.||Q&A Session|
|12 p.m.||Lunch (provided for participants)|
|12:45 p.m.||Masterclasses, Rehearsals, Vendors Open|
|4 p.m.||Ensemble Rehearsal with Conductor|
Note: Schedule is subject to change
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I get to Armstrong Concert Hall and Ruebush Hall?
Most Strings Day events will take place in Armstrong Concert Hall and Ruebush Hall are located on the main campus of Shenandoah University. Armstrong Concert Hall is located within Armstrong Hall. Visit www.su.edu/campus-maps/#!/armstrong-hall for directions to Armstrong Hall. Ruebush Hall is within walking distance of Armstrong Hall. Visit www.su.edu/campus-maps/#!/ruebush-hall for directions to Ruebush Hall.
What should I bring?
You should bring a folding stand, snacks (if you want), your instrument and music, black pants/skirts and black shoes for the concert and anything else you may need for the day.
What should I wear?
You may dress casually for the activities during the day. Concert dress for the culminating performance featuring the Strings Day Orchestra includes the 2019/20 Strings Day event t-shirt and black pants/skirt with black shoes.
When should I arrive?
If possible, arrive 15–20 minutes early in order to start on time, grab a quick breakfast item and get settled before we begin the day.
Where do I register and sign in?
- Ellsworth Music Supply & Repair
More vendors to be added soon!
Contact Jan Marie Laman at firstname.lastname@example.org.