You have been invited! We hope to collaborate in string education and feature you (as a speaker or and/or adjudicator) and your students (as part of a festival-competition meant to help students develop their full potential in string playing).

PLEASE NOTE that applications will be received until May 1, 2023.

The final event will take place on Sunday, May 14th, 2023 at 9:00am (MST) on the Zoom platform (access links will be sent via email). This educational and networking event is supported by the String Area at the Department of Music, University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.

Participants are expected to be from, but not limited to, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, the United States, Egypt, Italy, Russia, and Ukraine. For any questions, please contact us at or

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Svitlana and Guillaume

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

— Izaak Walton