High School String Festival & Clinic

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

We are proud to welcome string ensembles to our annual High School String Festival and Clinic. Through out the day you will experience workshops/string sectionals with UCONN faculty as well as guest violist Mark Berger, side by side with UCONN students under the leadership of Dr. Eric Rice. Faculty and student performances are grouped by instrument.

Dr. Eric Rice, Head of the UConn Music Department, Conductor
Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv, Head of Strings, Associate Professor of Violin and Viola
Mark Berger, Violist of the Lydian String Quartet, Associate Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University
Sophie Shao, Assistant Professor of Cello
Steve Bulmer, Instructor of Bass, Director of Jazz Combos
There also be a master class by Mark Berger following the orchestra rehearsal. All are invited to stay.

Music for classes



Cello and Bass:

  • Tchaikovsky arr. Dejardin Valse Sentimentale
  • Coldplay arr. Bulmer/Zverina Viva la Vide
Music for all cello and bass pieces can be downloaded here
  • Joseph Bologna Saint- Georges Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op.11

    The Orchestral pieces can be downloaded here


Please fill out the form below to register for the festival.


Please feel free to reach out to the Music Department office if you have any questions!