Programs for High School Students

Programs for High School Students


stringedSJBODA String Audition Workshop

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

A workshop dedicated to the 2019 SJBODA audition, covering scales, sight-reading, and the solo pieces for violin, viola, cello and double bass.


String Teachers of the Future!

Saturday, October 19th, 12:00 – 2:00

Are you considering a career as a string teacher in Kindergarten – 12th grade? Come learn what this fascinating career could be for you. Lead by Dr. Joanne Erwin, one of the leading specialists in String Pedagogy.


VIOLIN DAY (Kimberly Fisher, special guest artist)

Saturday, January 25th

For violinists of all levels. Join us for reading sessions, career workshops, instrument maintenance, and a special performance and masterclass with the Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher.


Rowan String Ensemble Concerto Competition

Sunday, February 2nd, 2:00 – 6:00

Senior Division: Any enrolled college student

Junior Division: Any student under 18 who is not enrolled in college

One junior and one senior division winner will be selected to perform with the Rowan String Ensemble in their April concert. Applicants should choose one work (or movement of a longer work) between 5 and 15 minutes, with string accompaniment. Works with up to 5 winds or other instruments are accepted. To enroll please contact Dr. Schwarz at



Saturday, February 22nd

Join Rowan University professor Douglas Mapp as he leads a day dedicated to both classical and jazz bass. Perfect for middle and high school students!


Rowan String Festival

March 26th and 27th

Sign up now to bring your Middle or High School string orchestra to Rowan University! Students will work with Rowan faculty Dr. Timothy Schwarz, Dr. Joanne Erwin, and Douglas Mapp. Each ensemble receives 30 minutes of coaching. Contact Dr. Timothy Schwarz at to register.


Men's Festival of Song


Rowan Youth Orchestra