All State Strings Workshop

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Getting ready to audition for Iowa All-State Orchestra? Join us for a workshop featuring the University of Northern Iowa String Faculty and members of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. The workshop will include instrument-specific sessions on each of the required All-State string excerpts, plus best practice tips on preparing for your audition. Attendees will get to work with the UNI faculty and will benefit from helpful tips and practice techniques to help you prepare. The morning concludes with a read-through session with members of the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra so that you can experience the excerpts in the context of the whole piece. Join us for this exciting and beneficial event! 

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PRE-REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED! However, we'd still love to see you or your students on Saturday! If you missed pre-registration, please just print the late registration form and bring the completed form with you to the registration table in the Gallagher Bluedorn lobby on Saturday, Sept. 30. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Deadlines & Details

This workshop is offered for FREE to all participants! If you have questions, please contact

The registration deadline for this year is Thursday, September 28th

Please register students individually if possible, using the form below. If you are unable to complete individual registrations or do not have complete information for the student(s) being registered, click here


  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Registration in the GBPAC Lobby
  • 8:30 am: Brief Welcome meeting, GBPAC Lobby
  • 8:45 - 9:45 am: NISO Read-through session
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am: Break
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Excerpt masterclass sessions by instrument
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm: Optional lessons with string faculty


Erik Rohde, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra conductor
Nash Ryder, violin
Tyler Hendrickson, viola
Isidora Nojkovic, cello
Alex Pershounin, bass
Gretchen Brumwell, harp