Red Lodge Music Festival
Honor String Ensemble

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Competition is open to high school violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students
(who will be completing 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade this year).
Winners receive:
° Special placement in an advanced student/faculty string ensemble.
° Daily intensive string ensemble rehearsals with coaching by faculty members.
°Performance with faculty on Saturday’s faculty recital, as well as a student-only
performance on Friday’s student recital.
°A private lesson with a faculty member during camp.
°Full tuition scholarship provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Winners will be chosen by performers/teachers not directly involved with the festival.
Literature will be selected by faculty after auditions are complete and sent to winners
for advance study.
Audition submission must be postmarked by Monday, February 26, 2024.
To enter, please submit the following:
° Résumé
° Complete registration at or by mail using form from brochure
° $50.00 non-refundable registration fee (may be paid online or by postal mail)
° Video Audition: Prepare two contrasting pieces that best represent your technical and
musical ability, 10 minutes maximum. Upload your video as “unlisted” to YouTube, then share
it with
° Letter from string teacher confirming student’s readiness for this experience
°Send the above to:
Julie Blakeslee, RLMF Ensembles Director
2410 Hoover Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Winners will be notified by March 31 and music delivered in early April.
Winners will audition live for orchestra placement the first Saturday of camp, preparing
audition materials posted on this website as usual.