Huxford Orchestra

String Orchestra Workshop

University of Alabama Huxford Symphony Orchestra

High School String Orchestra Workshop

October 22-24, 2020

Location: via Zoom


The University of Alabama School of Music is pleased to announce the inaugural Huxford Symphony Orchestra High School String Orchestra Workshop. This event is open to all high school music string students and presents the opportunity to work with University of Alabama faculty in a series of virtual masterclasses. This workshop is geared towards students who have an interest in pursuing advanced musical studies at the university level. Masterclasses with the full ensemble will address issues that arise from playing in the orchestral setting. Topics will include repertoire analysis and score study, strategies for practicing and rehearsal preparation, and audition preparation for University music programs. Participants will have sectional masterclasses that will address issues specific to each instrument, gaining valuable feedback from the UA applied string faculty. Select participants will also have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one virtual coachings with the string faculty. Questions? Contact Dr. Jamie Reeves.


Registration form below. Liability form.

While there is no audition requirement to participate in the workshop, participants are asked to submit a video performance of an unaccompanied solo piece, approximately 3-5 minutes in duration. Students may use their recordings from All-State Orchestra auditions. This video will be used for part assignments and the selection of students for individual coachings.

Please submit the registration form, consent form, and video by Monday, October 19th


No fee for the 2020 Workshop

Workshop Faculty

Jenny Grégoiré- Associate Professor of Violin, String Area Coordinator

Jacob Adams -Assistant Professor of Viola

Moises Molina- Assistant Professor of Cello

Benjamin Crofut- Instructor of Doublebass

Jamie Reeves- Director of Orchestral Studies


Thursday, 10/22:

7:00pm-9:00pm- Welcome Meeting/Full Masterclass I

Friday, 10/23:

4:00pm-6:00pm- Sectional Masterclasses with String Faculty

Saturday, 10/24:

10:00am-12:00pm- Full Masterclass II and Individual Coachings

2:00pm-4:00pm- Full Masterclass III

Repertoire- Selections from:

Barber-Adagio for Strings

Tchaikovsky-Serenade for Strings, Mvt. I

Grieg-Holberg Suite