Morning String Student Workshop

June 15 – 26, 2020

Steinbrenner Band Center, Ohio Stadium • Gate 10 at Ohio Stadium

This daily workshop (Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 12 noon) offers two weeks of motivational hands-on training in technique and aural skill development, participation in chamber music ensembles, and large orchestra rehearsals in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. While this workshop is designed to meet the needs of students from various training styles, all students should have at least one year of playing experience.

Robert Gillespie, director of Morning String Student WorkshopProgram director: Professor Robert Gillespie



Program Highlights

  • Instrument-specific technique development and creative ear training designed for different experience levels
  • Daily small-group chamber ensemble coaching
  • Four orchestras grouped by skill level
  • Large teaching staff allowing for more individualized instruction
  • Opportunity to play with other string students from central Ohio

Eligibility: For students entering grades 4 – 9 in the 2020 – 2021 school year with at least one year of playing experience.
Ability level: This program is designed to meet the needs of students with different string training backgrounds (Suzuki students, students in school orchestra, students taking private lessons, students participating in other ensembles). Students will be placed into technique classes and orchestras based on years of experience and skill level.
Program fee: $295 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.

Registration opens here on Feb. 1, 2020.


Registration Deadlines

  • Full registration deadline: May 27
  • Limited registration deadline: June 10

Daily Schedule Overview

  • (2020 dates TBA) Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 12 noon. This daily schedule is firm. We are unable to provide supervision prior to or after the program ends each day.
  • The dress rehearsal will take place on main campus.
  • Finale concert will be held (date/time/location TBA). Directions and Parking
A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.


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