2016 UA String Invitational

The UA String Invitational is an annual event bringing more than 150 high school string students for an engaging day of clinics, coachings, and rehearsals. The event culminates with an intensive recording studio project in Crowder Hall. The 2016 String Invitation recorded movements from Haydn’s Emperor Quartet in a recording studio session.

This event featured a collaboration between the Conductor Dr. Thomas Cockrell, the UA Strings Area, and the University of Arizona Recording Studio including recording engineers Wiley Ross and Augustus Woodrow-Tomizuka. Ted Buchholz served as recording producer and created the video. Master classes and sessions were led by University of Arizona faculty members Philip Alejo, Theodore Buchholz, Thomas Cockrell, Timothy Kantor, Donald Hamann, Lauren Roth, and Hong-Mei Xiao. The String Invitiational University of Arizona Graduate String Quartet and Teaching Assistants Diana Chiknaikin, Elizabeth Clawson, Andras Derecskei, Grace Kawamura, Stella Kim, Juan Montoya, and Gouqin Shi.

The UA String Invitational participants include students from orchestra programs from the Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma metropolitan areas.