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2018 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

2020 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival





Dear Young Musicians and String Educators:

It is with great sadness and regret that we have now decided to cancel this year’s Western States Festival and the All-State Audition Workshop.  The health concerns simply outweigh any other considerations at this time.  We are optimistic that we’ll be able to hold our annual festival at UNC in 2021.

During this global pandemic we are all challenged to adjust our priorities, pursue our dreams in new ways, and guard the physical and mental health of ourselves and others at this time.  We hope that you, like so many musicians throughout the world, will find ways to creatively further your love and pursuit of music.  We at the UNC School of Music look forward to our next Western States Festival, when we can again celebrate with some great music making!

Dr. Russell Guyver, Director of Orchestras

*Posted on this website is the audition material that also serves the Colorado All State Orchestra.  The deadline for submission of auditions for that event is November 13, 2020.

All-State Orchestra  Audition Materials




Double Bass