High school string students are invited to participate in the Dorian Orchestra Festival. Students are placed in one of two orchestras: the Festival String Orchestra or the select Chamber Orchestra. The Luther College Symphony Orchestra performs for the festival participants during the weekend, and the two festival orchestras perform in a Grand Concert on Monday evening.
In addition to ensemble rehearsals, students will also participate in a techniques class and masterclass led by Luther College String Faculty members. Students also have the opportunity to receive a 20 minute private lesson from a Luther College faculty member. This lesson can be used as an audition to be a recital soloist on the Sunday afternoon recital and to be considered for the Monday morning masterclass session. Lastly, this lesson may serve as an audition for a music scholarship for those seniors interested in attending Luther College.
This year, we are pleased to announce the involvement of the Boston Trio with the festival! The esteemed chamber ensemble will offer a directors’ session, a recital, and three masterclasses for current Luther students and auditioned festival participants.