Virtual Day of Strings

Alex Kahn conducting the Orchestra

Audition Strategies and Masterclasses for High School String Players
Please join Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities at Sonoma State University, for the second annual Day of Strings at Sonoma State University. This free event will take place (via Zoom) on Sunday, November 15 from 11am to 2pm. Participants will have the chance to learn about the college admissions process from the perspective of current music majors and gain insights from Dr. Kahn into how to effectively prepare for and take a college admissions audition. Members of Sonoma State’s illustrious string faculty will then lead masterclasses on standard college audition repertoire. Participants in the event will also receive  complimentary tickets to a virtual performance and discussion session by the world-renowned Julliard String Quartet at 3:00 p.m. 

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11:00am “The College Admissions/Audition Process and Life of a Music Major” - panel with current SSU string students
11:30am “The Art of the Audition”: Lecture by Alexander Kahn
12:00pm  Break 
12:15 Masterclasses (in separate "zoom rooms" for each instrument)
2:00pm End
3:00 Virtual performance by the Julliard String Quartet (optional)


Participating Faculty (click on the links to learn more about each faculty member)
Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities at Sonoma State University
Jay Zhong, Instructor of Violin
Wayne Roden, Instructor of Viola
Jill Brindel, Instructor of Cello
Mark Wallace, Instructor of Classical Double Bass

Admission Fees
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Date and Time Ticket Link
Monday, November, 15, 2021, 11:00am