The University of Vermont String Orchestra Festival for High School Students

March 17-18, 2023


The University of Vermont Department of Music presents String Orchestra Festival for High School Students.  Area high school string players (violin, viola, cello, or string bass) are invited to participate in this two-day event of rehearsals, a masterclass by UVM string professors, and a final concert.  The Festival String Orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Yutaka Kono, the orchestra director of UVM.


UVM Recital Hall



Ensemble Seating:

Seating will be determined based on the recommendation form from teachers.

Participation Fee:

$20 (need-based scholarships available.  Please email Dr. Kono at

Concert Tickets:


Registration Link:

Recommendation Form:

Your teacher will be contacted to fill out a recommendation form after the registration is complete.

Participating Faculty:

Conductor: Dr. Yutaka Kono

Violin: Jane Kittredge

ViolinKathleen Kono

Viola: Ana Ruesink

Cello: Emily Taubl

Bass: William Tilley





Schedule (tentative):

Friday, March 17, 2023

3:00     Registration

4:00     Rehearsal 1

6:00     Dinner on own

7:30     Rehearsal 2

9:30     Rehearsal 2 ends       

 Saturday, March 18, 2023

10:00   Rehearsal 3

12:00   Lunch on own

1:00     Masterclass

3:00     Rehearsal 4

5:00     Dinner on own

7:00     Concert

For more information, please contact  Dr. Yutaka Kono (email).