String Day

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Feb. 9, 2024 (String Day 1) and Mar. 8, 2024 (String Day 2) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

String Day provides high school orchestras and their directors with an exciting day of musical enrichment. The event includes a short performance by each group in the Music Building concert hall, an on-stage workshop led by NIU faculty member or guest artist, instrument workshops with NIU string faculty, and a performance by the renowned Avalon String Quartet.

View a sample String Day schedule (XLSX)


  • Cost: $250 per school (due two weeks before the event)
  • Registration deadline: Registration deadline: Dec. 8, 2023 (String Day 1) and Feb. 2, 2024 (String Day 2)
    • Each clinic is limited to six schools

Online Registration String Day 1

Online Registration String Day 2

Be sure to register by the deadline. A registration fee is charged for each ensemble and is due two weeks before the event date.


If you cancel five or more business days before the event, you may request a refund from Kristin Sherman at or 815-753-1450. No refunds will be made after this time unless NIU cancels the event.


Participants will work with the NIU faculty members who comprise the Avalon String Quartet:

They also work with the following faculty members:

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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