High School Opportunities

EMU Honor Orchestra- Friday, November 10, 2023

Honor String Orchestra Registration Form

Honor String Orchestra Payment Link
Join us on the campus of Eastern Michigan University for an amazing day of music making!! We are excited to welcome students back for the third consecutive year of the EMU Honor String Orchestra in the fall of 2023. This one-day event will feature:

  • Rehearsals conducted by Dr. Chad Hutchinson
  • String sectionals with EMU Applied String Faculty
  • Honor Orchestra T-Shirt
  • On campus dining included
  • Performance at 7:30pm in Pease Auditorium  

The deadlines for the event are as follows:

Orchestra Director Nominations due by: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Notification of Acceptances: Monday, October 2, 2023 (via director email)
Accepted Student Registration deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023

2023 EMU Honor String Orchestra Schedule 

8:30am- Check in- Pease Auditorium- transfer to Alexender Music Building and seating

9:15am- Rehearsal in Alexander Music Building (breaks given throughout)
12:00pm- Lunch at The Student Center (provided)
1:00pm- Sectional/Masterclass time (rooms to be announced)
2:45pm- Rehearsal in Pease Auditorium (breaks given throughout)
5:00pm- Dinner at The Commons (provided)--after dinner students return to Pease, change into concert dress
7:30pm- Concert in Pease Auditorium (free admission)



Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Frackenpohl- Allegro in D

Florence Price/arr. Olsen- Adoration

Eric Ewazen- Four Royal Dances- movements I and IV

Marche Slav- Pyotr Tchaikovsky/arr. Gruselle

Gloria- Vivaldi (1st movement only)- combined Honor Choir and Honor String Orchestra


Honor String Orchestra Faculty

Dr. Chad Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Director of Orchestral Activities
Prof. Dan Foster, Associate Professor of Violin and Viola
Diane Winder, Retired Professor of Cello
Prof. Derek Weller, Lecturer of Double Bass

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