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High School String Honor Orchestra

February 14-16, 2019

Dr. Mitchell Arnold, Conductor

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce the 2019 Honors String weekend taking place February 14-16 here at the WVU School of Music. 


The weekend begins Thursday February 14 with afternoon registration followed by seating auditions.  That evening all will attend the WVU Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Andrea Priester Houde as viola soloist in a work composed for her by WVU alum Christopher Jones, at no charge.  Then, Friday morning February 15, the Honors orchestra begins rehearsals which include sessions with the full orchestra and section work with members of our string faculty.


The weekend culminates with the Honors String Orchestra concert on Saturday February 16 at 1pm concert featuring the full orchestra, joined by woodwind, brass and percussion members of the WVU Symphony Orchestra, and section solis led by our distinguished faculty.

The deadline to register is January 11, 2019.  Registration forms will be posted by mid-October 2018.  Click General Information to find a more detailed schedule as well as information on accommodations.


Check this page again for more information regarding music and registration forms.  Music for the event will be posted by late November 2018.  If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Jodie Lewis at

I look forward to seeing many of you again and to meeting those of you coming for the first time, Most of all I am excited to work with your fine students!


Dr. Mitchell Arnold

Director of Orchestral Activities

West Virginia University