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9-12th Grade Honor Orchestra Festival

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 … EXTENDED to Feb. 22!
  • Notifications & music sent, February 15 … Will be sent the first week in March

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 22. 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 (estimated)

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

Festival Repertoire

To be announced soon!