Saturday, March 4, 2023

The Strings Summit at UNI is a free event and open to all high school, undergraduates, and graduate students and their teachers. The event will feature Guest Artists, the Rawlins Trio, who will present masterclasses along with our UNI Strings Faculty. For selected high school students, they will also have the chance to perform side-by-side with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. For more information, see below or contact Dr. Steve Koh!

Event Details & Schedule


Join us at UNI for a day of music learning and performing! The Strings Summit will feature the UNI Strings faculty, the Rawlins Trio, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. 

This day will include free masterclasses with members of the Rawlins Trio and the UNI Strings faculty at the UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. A few qualified students will have the chance to join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Concert for a side-by-side performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Special ticket offers will be made available to all other Strings Summit participants.

To be featured in the masterclass, please indicate below. To be selected to perform with the WCFS, submit an unedited recording of your performance of excerpts from Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 by December 15th. Submit your video as a YouTube link in the registration form below. Please note that your participation in WCFS is contingent upon your availability for the WCFS rehearsals (click here for WCFS rehearsal schedule).

Schedule (tentative)

  • 8:30 AM: Registration Begins
  • 9:00 AM: Rawlins Trio Masterclass
  • 11:00 AM: Lunch (on your own; view campus dining options here)
  • 12:00 PM: UNI Faculty Masterclass
  • 2:00 PM: Dress Rehearsal WCFS for HS students in side-by-side
  • 2:00 PM: Campus Tour (for those not in rehearsal)
  • 3:30 PM: Admissions Welcome Session & UNI Students Meet & Greet
  • 4:30 PM: Break
  • 5:00 PM: UNI Faculty and Rawlins Trio Recital
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner (on your own; find info on local options here)
  • 7:00 PM: WCFS Concert

Strings Summit Registration

Please note you must be available for all rehearsals (check the rehearsal schedule linked above).