Programs for High School Students

Programs for High School Students


Want to learn more about our Department of Music? Join us for the next Virtual Open House (click here to register)!


WindFest Honor Band: for Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion players grades 9-12


Fall 2020 Events for Stringsstring events

Italian Baroque Improvisation

Augusta McKay Lodge, violinist

Thursday, September 17th and Tuesday, September 22nd

12:30 – 1:45 PM

Join the international prize-winning baroque violinist Augusta McKay Lodge as she helps Rowan University students unlock the incredible world of baroque improvisation.


String Teachers and Performers of the Future! 

Timothy Schwarz, violin; Joanne Erwin, cello; Jiannan Cheng, conductor

Saturday, October 17th

10:00 – 10:50 How to choose the right college for you

11:00 – 11:50 Preparing for your college audition

12:00 – 12:45 The Amazing World of Music Education

Lead by Rowan University Faculty, this virtual presentation is perfect for High School students thinking about majoring in music education or performance, or for students who take music as a serious hobby and want to participate in ensembles during their college years.

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Preparing for an Orchestra Audition: Violin and Viola Excerpts

Thursday, October 29th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM

       Li-Kuo Chang, Acting Principal Violist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Friday, November 6th from 9:00 – 11:30 AM

       Juliette Kang, First Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Both Li-Kuo Chang and Juliette Kang hold two of the top orchestral positions in the USA. Students from the Curtis Institute, Rowan University, and the Juilliard School of Music will play standard orchestral excerpts needed to win a professional orchestra position.


These sessions are free and open to the public to watch virtually. RSVP is required. Please email Dr. Timothy Schwarz at to reserve your spot for any event listed.