About the Festival
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 soloist, Marco Molina – flute, as soloist with the Honor Orchestra. Marco is the Director of the Municipal School of Music in Curridabat near the capital, San José, Costa Rica. He received his postgraduate licenciatura degree from the Universidad Nacional and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico City, and throughout Costa Rica.
Overview & Important Dates
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 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, February 1
- Notifications & music sent, February 15
Any current 9-12th grade musician who has skill in performing on a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or double bass). Directors must complete and send the Director Nomination Form by February 1 (form will go live in November). After nomination forms are reviewed, Augsburg faculty will notify directors, and selected participants will receive music and additional information about the festival.
Festival Schedule (tentative)
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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 Rafael Rodriguez
3 p.m., Break/Prep for concert
3:15 p.m., Concert Begins, Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center
To be announced soon!