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General Information


February 20-22, 2020

Dr. Mitchell Arnold, Conductor

LOCATION: WVU, College of Creative Arts, Morgantown, West Virginia


WHO IS ELIGIBLE: String students in grades 9 through 12 selected by his/her Director (Orchestra, Band or Chorus)


DEADLINE: January 30, 2020


COST: A $20 participation fee per student is required at registration.



Below are phone numbers of hotels that are within a few miles from the Creative Arts Center.

Hampton Inn - (304) 599-1200
Hampton Inn & Suites - (304) 598-0600
Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place - (304) 296-1700
Euro-Suites Hotel - (304)598-1000
Holiday Inn - (304) 241-6649
Residence Inn by Marriott - (304) 599-0237
SpringHill Suites by Marriott - (304) 225-5200

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 20

            3:00pm-4:30pm      Registration/Check In - CAC Lobby

            4:00pm                   Seating Auditions Begin - Various Classrooms

            7:30pm                   WVU Symphony Orchestra Concert - Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre

Friday, February 21

            9:00am-10:25am    Full Honor Orchestra Rehearsal - Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre

            10:30am-12:00pm  Sectionals - Various classrooms

            12:00pm-1:00pm    LUNCH BREAK – pizza and beverage provided by the School of Music

            1:00pm-2:25pm      Full Honor Orchestra Rehearsal - Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre

            2:30pm-4:00pm      Sectionals - Various classrooms

            4:10pm                   DINNER BREAK - on your own                    

            6:00pm-7:30pm      Full Honor Orchestra Rehearsal - Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre


Saturday, February 22

            9:30am-10:50am    Full Honor Orchestra Rehearsal - Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre

            11:00am-12:45pm  FREE TIME (Students)

            11:00                      WVU Faculty, HS Directors coffee meeting

            12:50pm                Concert Call – Please be seated and warming up

            1:00pm                  High School String Honor Orchestra Grand Finale Concert - Lyell B Clay Theatre

SEATING:  On Thursday, February 20 all students/participants will audition with selected excerpts from the concert music to determine their seating within the orchestra.



ANTICIPATED REPERTOIRE: to be announced. You will be able to download the music here.