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Young Honors String Orchestra Clinic

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The purpose of this event is to support and encourage the beginning level string player. The one-day event is open to students completing year 1, 2 and 3 years of study and who play violin, viola, cello or string bass.    

Students are nominated by their school orchestra teacher OR their private studio teacher. Each teacher may nominate up to 10 students. Students who receive an application from their teacher must register below.  This invitiation is to students in their first, second or third year of playing with teacher nomination.

Two Sessions:

  • Session One: Saturday, February 25, 2023 | Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center  
  • Session Two: Saturday, March 11, 2023 | Mukwonago High School Greenwald Foundation Performing Arts Center

Limited to the first 160 registrants.

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Wisconsin Rapids High School - Registration is now closed
Mukwonago High School - Registration is now closed

Registrations accepted:

  • Wisconsin Rapids Session - Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Mukwonago Session - Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration. Please have information prior to registering:

  • Participant details:  First & last name, country, address, city, state, postal code, county, email, age at time of event, birth date, phone, gender identity, race, ethnicity, school, group/team, current grade, how did you hear about this event, years of experience, health insurance carrier, insurance policy number, will the registrant be taking any medication while attending, I understand if taking meds I will complete the medication request using the link provided in the camp information packet, does the registrant have any conditions, other health issues/additional information, medication allergies (list), non-medication, dietary or other allergies (list), do any of the registrant's allergies require an inhaler or EPIPEN injection, describe any limitations or restrictions,  I agree to the terms and conditions, I understand the refund/cancelation policy, I understand the deposit is non-refundable, minor  arriving to campus via, I have review the event Code of Conduct with my camper,  I agree to the code of conduct, accommodations/comments,  Roommate request, and residence hall gender preference, and dietary preferences
  • Custodial guardian details (max 2, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Emergency/Authorized pick-up contacts (max 5, min 1): First & last name, phone number, email, driver's license number, can drop off, can pick up, is emergency contact, and relationship to participant
  • Event specific: Instrument, orchestra assigned by teacher, number of years played, do you take private lessons, teacher's ASTA Membership #, name of teacher, nominating teacher email, and t-shirt size

Arriving to Campus: Authorized driver picking up and dropping off, minor driving themselves to camp, minor walking/biking to camp

Dietary Preferences: Gluten intolerance or sensitivity, vegetarianism, veganism, lactose intolerance, diary-free, diabetes, low carb, kosher, keto, egg food allergy, fish and shellfish food allergy, nut food allergy, soy food allergy, wheat food allergy, other

Relationship to Participant: Mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling, other relative, friend, step-parent, custodial guardian, family friend, spouse, partner

Instrument: First violin, second violin, viola, cello, bass

Orchestra Assigned by Teacher: Allegro, Vivace or Presto

Merchandise T-Shirt Size: Youth - Small, Medium, Large | Adult - Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system. We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone. We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

The cost of the UW-Whitewater Young Honors Orchestra is $40. 

Fees Include

The event fee includes lunch, day-long instruction, concert t-shirt, participation certificate and insurance.

T-shirt guaranteed if registered by Saturday, February 4, 2023.

No refunds are available for this event. All cancellation requests must be submitted to

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

For participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event, please follow these steps to redeem your sponsorship:

  • Register for the event and use the promo code provided by your sponsor during checkout.
  • The sponsorship amount will be deducted from your invoice. Any remaining balance will be the participant's responsibility.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, please note that the sponsorship funds will be returned to the supporting organization.

Please note that any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during checkout to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for the requested discount at the start of the event.

If a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account, a processing fee will be assessed.

If you have received an award or scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes, please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
If you would like to sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees, you can request a promo code to give to your chosen registrant. For more details, please click here.

No discount available for this event.

Arrival Information

Check In

  • Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School - Performance Center
  • Mukwonago High School - Greenwald Performing Arts Center

Check-in at 8:00 am.  

Driving Directions

  • Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High Schoo: Directions to the campus can be found here.
  • Mukwonago High School: Directions to the campus can be found online by found here.


  • Wisconsin Rapids High School: Parking permits are not required.
    Mukwonago High School: Parking permits are not required.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event. Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund. Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice. For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants. Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and/or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and/or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to the use of said photographs and/or videos. Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use of media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.


Student will have access to sheet music and mp3 recording of each concert selections for their practice. Concert folders with original sheet music will be used at the event. ALL music will be available via a link in your confirmation email, once you register.


Because this is a one-day event, seating order is not stressed. Rather, being a fully engaged section player will be the operative goal for each orchestra.

Teaching Staff

During the entire day all Young Artist students will be conducted, supervised, and assisted by professional teachers and Board members of the Wisconsin American String Teachers Association.


Students are nominated by their school orchestra teacher OR their private studio teacher. For the WI Rapids site, there is no limit as to how many students can be nominated by each teacher. For the Mukwonago site, each teacher may nominate up to 10 students. Should a teacher wish to nominate more than 10, please contact Sue Chandler at for availability.  Students who receive an application from their teacher must enroll directly on-line through UW-Whitewater Continuing Education.

Teacher Nomination Process

Following are the guidelines for the technical level for each orchestra. Please keep these guidelines in mind as you nominate your student(s). Teachers will recommend either first or second violin for each violinist they nominate. 

The Allegro Orchestra – .5 to 1 year players who are able to read music, draw a full detache, staccato bow strokes. There should be a solid understanding of the key of D and the beginning understanding of the Key of G.

The Vivace Orchestra – 1 to 1.5 year players who are able to read music, draw full detache, slurred, accented, hooked and legato bow strokes. They should be able to play in the keys of D, G, and beginning understanding of the key of C.

The Presto Orchestra - 2 to 2.5 year players with a full understanding of notation, ease in varied bow styles and ability to read multiple movements or longer repertoire. Students should be able to read fluently in keys of D, G, C and beginning understanding of the key of A and minors.

What to Bring

  • Instrument and bow in good working order
  • Rosin
  • A sharpened pencil
  • Violin/viola players: A shoulder rest or sponge
  • Cello/bass players: A floor strap or rock stop
  • Registrants do not need to bring a folding stand

Event Schedule

8:00 am Check In Foyer
8:45 am Rehearsals
9:00 am Large Group Rehearsal
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Sectionals
11:30 am Lunch (included in fee)
12:15 pm Large Group Rehearsal
1:15 pm Stage Dress Rehearsal
1:45 pm Break
2:40 pm Lareg Group Rehearsal & Prepare for Concert
2:55 pm Move to seating in PAC
3:00 pm Concert Begins
4:00 pm Concert Concludes

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