BGSU High School Honors String Festival


The 2019 BGSU High School Honors String Festival will be on Saturday, September 21 from 12:30 to about 9:30 p.m. We welcome intermediate to advanced string players who are eager to develop their talent & musicianship.

Interested students should consult with their parents and, either their High School Orchestra Directors, or Private Teachers before filling out the Registration Form.

Featured Guest Artist: Henrik Karapetyan, violin

Henrik Karapetyan

Featured Faculty

Emily Freeman Brown 72031

Emily Freeman Brown

Position: Professor; Director of Orchestral Activities


Caroline Eva Chin

Position: Assistant Professor of Violin


Penny Thompson Kruse

Position: Professor of Violin

Matthew McBride-Daline

Matthew McBride-Daline

Position: Associate Professor of Viola


Robert Rohwer

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Double Bass


Brian Snow

Position: Assistant Professor of Cello


Elaine Colprit

Position: Associate Professor of Music Education

Saturday September 21, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green State University

Registration, payment and completed forms are required in order to participate, and must be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Please see further information on the registration tab.

For questions regarding registration and forms:
Contact Laura Charland at

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$35 per student (includes dinner, t-shirt, snack, music charges and expenses for the guest violinist).

Registration now open!

Registration/payment and completed forms (to the right) are required for participation. All need to be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10.

Music for Participants:

Registered participants: download the below parts for Danny Elfman's "Music from Spiderman." ALL participants will perform Spiderman in a side-by-side performance with the BGSU Philharmonia.

Advanced students who would like to perform with the BGSU Philharmonia in a movement of John Williams' Signature edition of "Star Wars Suite" should email Dr. Brown directly.

Spiderman - Violin 1
Spiderman - Violin 2
Spiderman - Viola
Spiderman - Cello
Spiderman - Bass

Registered students are required to submit the below forms to in order to participate in the event.

Medical Form
Liability Waiver
Permission to Dispense Medication (if applicable)
Standard Release

BGSU Honors Festival for High School String Players

Saturday, September 21, 2019



12:30 Registration & Orientation
1:00-1:45 Festival Orchestra rehearsal, Emily Freeman Brown, conductor
1:45 – 2:30 Sectionals & String Techniques Sessions, CMA Faculty & graduate students
2:30 Snack, fruit and bottled water
2:45-3:45 “Side-by-side” Rehearsal with BG Philharmonia
3:45-5:00 Henrik Karapetyn, guest violinist: Introduction to Improvisation
5:00 Dinner at University cafeteria, Carillon Place
6:00-6:45 Yoga Stretch-Out Session
6:45 Change into Concert Dress
7:00-7:45 Run-through with BG Philharmonia

8:00 – Grand Finale Concert.
Tickets will be provided for family of all High School participants.

Participating Faculty and Instructors:
Penny Kruse and Caroline Chin, violin; Matthew McBride-Daline, viola; Brian Snow, cello; Robert Rohwer, bass; Elaine Colprit, music education (cello); Emily Freeman Brown, conductor.