Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2024 Festival for Strings!
Deadline to apply: Tuesday December 5, 2023 by 5pm.
Festival Dates: Monday Feb 12 – Friday Feb 16, 2024
Celebration Recital: Saturday, Feb 17
The VSO School of Music Festival for Strings is a non-competitive opportunity in which VSO School of Music students at RCM and Suzuki Levels pre Grade 1 to ARCT play for an experienced professional in a small class (6 per level) and receive valuable performance notes and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal award.
Participants 18 years and under will be grouped into classes by RCM grade level, then repertoire style. Those 19 years and over will be grouped into separate “adult” classes, which will be divided by level. Students may enter one or two contrasting solo pieces and there is also the option for student chamber groups to enter the movement of a chamber work.
Select gold medalists are invited to perform on a final Celebration Recital the Saturday following the Festival. Scholarship support is awarded based on adjudicator feedback.
The Festival is open to the public, who are invited to attend any class as part of the audience.
This program is generously supported by:
The Höing Family Scholarship Fund