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. Register now!


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. Click here to register.



Visit the Rowan Choirs page for more details!


Rowan Bands: WindFest 2019

Saturday, November 23, 9:00am-6:00pm

One-day intensive Honor Band for talented high school instrumentalists (woodwind, brass, percussion). The event concludes with a concert at 7:30pm by the WindFest Honors Band at the Rowan University Wind Ensemble. Click here to register/apply today!


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. Click here for more information and to register!


Rowan String Ensemble Concerto Competition

Sunday, February 2nd, 2:00 – 6:00

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 [Senior Division: Any enrolled college student. Junior Division: Any student under 18 who is not enrolled in college.]



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!



You are cordially invited to Rowan University Department of Music’s 7th Annual Clarinet Masterclass & Recital with guest artist ANTON RIST, principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, on Sunday 8 March, 3:00-5:30 P.M. The Rowan University Clarinet Studio and Dr. Rie Suzuki are hosting this exciting event for ALL, please join us!

ANTON RIST Recital & Masterclass Schedule
Sunday 8 March • Boyd Recital Hall
2:45 Registration
3:00 Anton Rist Recital assisted by Dr. David Pasbrig, piano and Dr. Rie Suzuki, clarinet
3:45 Clarinet Masterclass*
5:15 Q & A Session
5:30 Conclusion 

*If you or your student/s wish to perform in Mr. Rist’s masterclass, please indicate your intention when you register (space is limited). This event is admission FREE and open to the public, however, registration is required. Please click here to register.

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.


Many more opportunties, including the Rowan Youth Orchestra, areavailable through our Community Music School!