BGSU High School Honors String Festival


The 2020 HS String Festival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to inviting pre-college musicians to the College of Musical Arts once it is safe to gather again. Stay safe and please join us on our YouTube Channel at

The 2021 BGSU High School Honors String Festival TBA. 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 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

Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green State University

Registration, payment and completed forms are required in order to participate, and must be submitted TBA. 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 TBA

Registration/payment and completed forms (to the right) are required for participation. All need to be submitted TBA.

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


Schedule TBA