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String Day - Feb. 3, 2024

Students on stage at the Moss Arts Center performing.

Join us for VT String Day 2024 where you will make music with other high school string players from across Virginia, participate in workshops and masterclasses with Virginia Tech String Faculty, and read and perform new music in a chamber orchestra setting with the conductor of the Virginia Tech Philharmonic! 

Registration is required Sign up by January 13th to reserve your spot and a t-shirt.

Faculty participating:

Molly Wilkens Reed

Molly Wilkens-Reed, Instructor (Viola) and Director of Virginia Tech String Project

Mathias Elmer

Mathias Elmer, Director of Orchestral Activities

Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein, Associate Professor - Cello, Bass, Chamber Music

John Irrera

John Irrera, Assistant Professor of Violin

Yi-wen Evans

Yi-wen Evans, Part-Time Instructor

Note: we are not directly affiliated with any of these hotels.

  • 9-9:30 am Check in, warm up, and ice breakers (Living Learning Center rehearsal room)
  • 9:45-10:45 am Masterclasses (Upper strings Living Learning Center rehearsal room and Low strings Living Learning Center multipurpose room) 
  • 11-11:30 am Moss Arts Center tour (Moss Arts Center) 
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch (Living Learning Center lobby)
  • 12:45- 1:45 pm VT faculty ensemble October Sky open rehearsal with composer Jon Grier (Living Learning Center rehearsal room)
  • 2-3 pm All Virginia Audition Prep OR Technique Class for students not participating in All Virginia (Violins- Living Learning Center multipurpose room, Violas- Squires Student Center room 240, Celli- Squires Student Center room 243, Technique Class- Living Learning Center Rehearsal room) 
  • 3:15-4:15 pm Orchestra Reading Session (Living Learning Center Rehearsal Room)
  • 4:15-4:45 pm Ask a musician Q&A with faculty and current music students (Living Learning Center Rehearsal Room)

Like any college campus, parking at Virginia Tech can be challenging without a plan.  On Saturday and Sunday, all spaces are open without permits and parking is free, but Friday requires some planning. We cannot reimburse or forgive any parking tickets.

Parking for drop-off is the parking meters behind Squires on Alumni Mall

Parking is available at the Chicken Hill parking lot for $8 a day by using the ParkMobile app.