High School String Day Festival

Dr. Matthew George, conductor. Featuring a masterclass and sectionals by St. Thomas string faculty.

Date & Time:

Monday, October 29, 2018
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM




Anderson Student Center

All events will take place in the Anderson Student Center located on the corner of Summit and Cretin Avenues.  Rehearsals and the 7 p.m. evening concert will be held in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center.  


Please use our interactive map to locate and get driving directions to the Anderson Student Center.


Hourly parking payable by cash or credit card is available in the Anderson Parking Facility, located on the corner of Cretin and Grand Avenues. If paying with cash, please take your ticket with you when you leave your vehicle. Upon returning to your vehicle, you will first go to the automated pay station located in the stair lobby of the parking ramp. If paying with credit card, you may swipe your card upon entering and exiting the ramp. Read more about Visitor Parking Options.  

We are now accepting nominations for the University of St. Thomas High School String Day Festival. The event will feature massed honor string orchestra rehearsals and performance as well as string technique clinics and a master class with the St. Thomas string faculty.

Student Participant Information

  • Registration is $10/student
  • Lunch and dinner will be provided for all participants
  • Your attendance at all rehearsals is required
  • Please be certain to prepare all parts prior to your arrival on campus
  • Please bring a folding music stand
  • Concert dress will be semi-formal: shirt and tie or jacket and tie for men and knee-length (or longer) dress/skirt or dress pants and top for women

Tentative Festival Schedule

8:30 - Registration: Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center
9:00 - Rehearsal
10:30 - Preparing for College Presentation
11:00 - Rehearsal
12:00 - Lunch (provided)
1:00 - Sectionals/String Technique Clinics 
3:00 - Break
3:15 - Rehearsal
4:30 - Master Class
5:30 - Dinner (provided)
6:15 - Sound Check
6:30 - Dress for Concert
7:00 - Concert: Woulfe Alumni Hall, 3rd Floor Anderson Student Center *

* Concert is free and open to the public

UST String Faculty

Matthew George, D.M.A., director of bands and orchestra, University of St. Thomas

Allison Ostrander, concertmaster, Minnesota Opera

David Auerbach, D.M.A., viola, Minnesota Orchestra 

Rebecca Arons, D.M.A., cello, Minnesota Opera

Josh Schwalbach, D.M.A., string bass, Mankato Symphony

Nomination Deadline: Monday, Oct. 15

Directors, click here to submit your nominations online.

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.