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Honor Orchestra Festival

About the FestivalImage of Aikiko Fujimoto, assistant conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra

Welcome students, parents and directors! We are looking forward to an exciting day of music making featuring string students from across the state.  This year’s festival will feature guest conductor Akiko Fujimoto, assistant conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra!

Overview & Important Dates

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Augsburg University
Cost: $10 per selected student
Students: festival includes rehearsals, lunch, sectional coaching, and late afternoon concert
Parents: join us for the free concert at 3:15 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel
Directors: sit in on rehearsals, attend sectionals, join us for lunch


  • Nominations due, March 2
  • Notifications, March 16

Any current 9-12th grade musician who has skill in performing on a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or double bass), and NEW for this year’s Honor Orchestra symphonic winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion), is eligible to be nominated for the festival by their director. Directors must complete and send the Director Nomination Form by March 2. After nomination forms are reviewed, Augsburg faculty will notify directors, and selected participants will receive music and additional information about the festival.

Festival Host/Director:
Rafael Rodriguez

Festival Schedule (tentative)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00 a.m., Check in at Foss Center Atrium (entrance on 22nd Ave. S)
8:30 a.m., Rehearsal, directed by Rafael Rodriguez
10:00 a.m., Break
10:30 a.m., Sectionals
12 p.m., Lunch (provided) – Christensen Center Commons
1 p.m., Rehearsal, directed by Akiko Fujimoto
3 p.m., Break/Prep for concert
3:15 p.m., Concert Begins, Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center

Festival Repertoire

To be announced soon!