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Westminster College hosts String Festival Day

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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023

The Westminster College School of Music invites all high school orchestras and individual high school string players to join current Westminster students at String Festival Day on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Will W. Orr Auditorium.

The Westminster College string faculty will host a day of fun and motivating activities. Participants will get to play in instrumental-specific choirs and a combined string orchestra with members of the Westminster string community led by the string faculty, who will also present a recital.

The recital will feature some of Westminster’s distinguished music faculty, including Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, associate professor of music and U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion on violin and viola; adjunct instructor Michael Gelfand on cello; and adjunct instructor Justin Bendel on bass.

There will be many opportunities throughout the day to learn and meet others interested in string music.

There is no fee to participate in String Festival Day, and lunch and ice cream will be provided. A  concert for families will be held at 5 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

Registration by Nov. 1 is required and music will be sent to participants in advance. To register or learn more about the Westminster College School of Music, please visit

For more information about the event, please contact Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu at