All-State Strings Concert

On Wednesday, September 27, bring your high school string players to join with others from around the state to explore the music of Beethoven and “jump-start” their All-State audition preparation. Your students will perform with Millikin applied faculty and members of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, be immersed in Beethoven’s distinctive musical style, and learn the techniques and musical approaches necessary to capture that character in their All-State audition excerpts.

The day culminates in a concert at 5pm in Kirkland a Fine Arts Center by the workshop orchestra featuring Coriolanus Overture, the 2nd movement of Symphony No. 7, and selected movements from Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major performed by Millikin faculty ensemble consisting of Amy Catron, Sharon Chung, Anne Dervin, Georgia Hornbacker, Steve Schepper, Claire Taylor, and Guilherme Erat-Zils.

Bowed sheet music with fingerings will be available online for download in August. Registration fee: $10 per student (includes lunch). Deadline: September 1, 2017.  Transportation scholarships will be available to schools bringing 20 or more students. Contact Georgia Hornbacker for additional information at

Event Date

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00am