String Audition Clinic | School of Music | Kent State University

String Audition Clinic

Kent State will host its String Audition Clinic on Saturday, May 4.

Participants will work with Kent State's esteemed string and orchestra faculty, which includes members of The Cleveland Orchestra and Miami String Quartet. We will use the OMEA Regional Orchestra materials as a basis to help everyone better prepare for any kind of audition.

When and where

Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent Campus

Who can attend?

Open to ALL high school string students interested in refining their audition skills.


  • Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin | The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Cathy Meng Robinson, violin | Miami String Quartet
  • Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola | The Cleveland Orchestra
  • Keith Robinson, cello | Miami String Quartet
  • Bryan Thomas, double bass | Educator and Performer
  • Dr. Jungho Kim | Director of Orchestra

Tentative Schedule

  • 9:30 am: Sign-in for participants
  • 10 am: Greeting from Dr. Jungho Kim (E112)
  • 10:15 am: Session 1-Orchestral Sight-Reading with Dr. Kim (E112)
  • 11:05 am: Break/Transition to new rooms
  • 11:15 am Session 2-Excerpt work
  • 12:05 pm: Break and snacks 
  • 12:30 pm: Session 3-Etude Work
  • 1:30 pm: Q & A Session (E112)
  • 1:55 pm: Closing remarks and dismissal


Individual Students

Please click here to register

  • Deadline: Monday, April 22 at 11:59 PM
  • Questions or issues? Email Liz Root at

High School Music Teachers 

Click here to download and fill out the form with your students' information 

  • Deadline: Monday, April 22 at 11:59 PM
  • Please send the completed registration form to Liz Root at


We'll be using the Regional Orchestra Audition excerpt and etude as a common base for all participants.

Click here to download your copy with suggestions from our faculty