The School of Music at Central Michigan University is proud to announce the annual Honors String Orchestra designed for talented Michigan string students.  The program selected will consist of a variety of music from the string repertoire. THE STUDENTS WILL BE SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

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Registration is now closed.

Obtain an application from your teacher or download the application below.
You may request additional information by emailing Dr. Maurtua at
(Email is the best source of communication). 

Recommendations are required from your private teacher and/or your school orchestra/music teacher.

To be considered, submit the application, teacher's recommendation, and Informed Consent & Release forms by Monday, October 22, 2018 to  Forms can be sent in PDF format. 

CMU Honors String Orchestra - Fall 2018


9:00 – 9:30am - Registration
9:30 – 10:30am - Sectionals with CMU Faculty
10:40 – 12:00pm - Rehearsal
12:00 – 1:30pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:20pm - Sectionals with CMU Faculty
2:30 – 3:15pm - Rehearsal
3:15 – 3:30 - Break
3:30 - 4:30pm - Concert

Concert Attire: All black
Men: No ties or bow ties
Ladies: May wear a skirt, dress, or pants


Dr. Fangye Sun, violin
Dr. Alicia Valoti, viola
Dr. Jamie Fiste, cello
Prof. Edward Fedewa, bass
Dr. José-Luis Maurtua, conductor