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2018 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

2020 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

November 5-7, 2020




Dear Young Musicians and String Educators,

Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus, we are compelled to reconsider our options in presenting WSHOF 2020, currently scheduled for November 5-7.  Of course, our primary concern must be the health and wellbeing of all participants.  To this end we will remain in consultation with health professionals and the UNC Administration before making any final decision. We are also considering the feasibility of holding an online festival this year.

Audition materials for WSHOF are posted here, which also serves for the Colorado All-State Orchestra auditions. We encourage you to prepare the music for your instrument and optimistically hope for both events to be held in the coming academic year. Please check this website regularly for updates, as we all wait for guidance from those closely monitoring the situation.

The UNC String Faculty wishes you good health and encourages you to consider this unprecedented time as an opportunity to work purposefully and creatively with your chosen string instrument.


Dr. Russell Guyver

Audition Materials


Audition Recordings Due September 18, 2020 by 5:00 PM




Double Bass