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4 November 2005

Alabama Honor Strings Festival Nov. 4-6

The Walters Department of Music and the Alabama Chapter of the American String Teachers' Association will host the Alabama Honor Strings Festival and the Alabama ASTA Solo and Ensemble Contest on November 4-6, 2005. The events will take place in Mason Hall on the JSU campus. String students and teachers from throughout the state of Alabama will be on campus during these days.

The Solo and Ensemble Contest is an annual event, giving string students an opportunity to perform and be critiqued. The Alabama Honor Strings Festival will feature two string orchestras, conducted by Dr. Marilyn Seelman and Natalie Colbert. Both events will conclude with a concert on Sunday, November 6, at 1 p.m. in the Performance Center in Mason Hall. There is no admission fee for the concert.

For registration information and schedules, please contact Michael R. Gagliardo, Alabama ASTA President, at 256-543-2787, ext. 32, or Michael R. Gagliardo is the President of the Alabama State Chapter of the American String Teachers' Association. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Jacksonville State University/Community Orchestra, and an adjunct faculty member in the JSU Walters Department of Music. He also serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Etowah Youth Orchestras in Gadsden.

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