The purpose of the All-State Strings Festival is to offer high school students the opportunity to perfect audition materials toward All-State Orchestra tryouts (scheduled for early October in Huron, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls). The Festival will take place in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus (schedule attached). The Festival will consist of:
- drills of the three-octave scales: C Major, B Major, and F melodic minor
- practice and read-through performances of the orchestra selections: Wagner, Bernstein, Beethoven
- section rehearsals of J.S. Bach; and Mazas, Schroeder, Dragonetti
The cost is $10 per student, which covers the festival T-shirt, pizza provided.