String Day

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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 members
  • Master classes with NIU string faculty
  • A performance by the renowned Avalon String Quartet


  • Cost: $200 per school (due two weeks before event)
  • Registration deadline: Dec. 2, 2019
    • This clinic is limited to six schools. 
  • Notification deadline: Dec. 11, 2019

Registration Form


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.


Students work with the NIU faculty members who compose the Avalon String Quartet:

They also work with the following faculty members:

More faculty members will be announced as they are confirmed.

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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