Stetson String Academy 2024

Stetson String Institute Lee Chapel

September 12-14, 2024

Registration coming soon!

We are thrilled to invite students to the Stetson String Institute this fall! The String Institute is held on the DeLand campus of Stetson University. Young string players will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a range of exciting musical experiences under the guidance of Stetson University faculty artists. It is intended primarily for high-school students; however, talented younger players will be considered. String Institute events include masterclasses with Stetson School of Music faculty, University Symphony Orchestra rehearsals, faculty performances and a final Institute Concert.

The Stetson String Institute is open to students in grades 9-12 who play the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

The 2024 Audition Excerpts will be coming soon!

Stetson String Academy 2024 Tentative Schedule

Thursday, September 12

  • 5-8:30 p.m. Registration (ends at 8:00 p.m.) and auditions
  • 7-8:30 p.m. Seating placement auditions
  • 9:00 p.m. Observe Stetson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing

Friday, September 13

  • 8:45-10:10 a.m. Academy Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 10:20-11:25 a.m. Chamber Groups Coaching
  • 11:30-noon Stetson Faculty Recital
  • noon-1 p.m.Lunch
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Academy Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 3-4 p.m. Chamber Groups Coaching
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. Masterclasses with Stetson Faculty
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. Attend Stetson University Chamber Orchestra Concert

Saturday, September 14

  • 9-10:15 a.m. Dress Rehearsal for String Academy Orchestra
  • 10:15-11:30 a.m. Dress Rehearsal for Chamber Groups
  • 11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Concert Warmup
  • 1:00 p.m. String Academy Concert
  • 2:00 p.m. Pizza Party Finale

Transportation, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the participant. 

Faculty Instructors

Anthony Hose

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Anthony Hose is the conductor of the Stetson University Symphony and Chamber orchestras. He was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London, where he first studied piano, clarinet, double bass and conducting. Hose is the principal conductor of the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the Beaumaris Festival in Wales. He has been a guest conductor with many orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Icelandic Symphony, L'Opéra de Lyons and Munich Bach Collegium.

Routa Kroumovitch

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Routa Kroumovitch, originally from Riga, Latvia, is a professor of violin. She began her musical studies at the age of four and continued study at the Riga Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Universidad de Chile. She has held positions as first violin of the Santiago Chamber Orchestra and concert mistress for both the Chilean Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras. She has performed internationally in Europe, China, Israel, Japan and Canada, and continues an active career as a soloist chamber musician and international judge.

Jesús Alfonzo

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Jesus Alfonzo is an associate professor of viola and music history, and the creator of the Viola Consort at Stetson University. He earned his doctorate and master of performance degrees from Michigan State University and his post-graduate diploma from the Juilliard School. Alfonzo was the principal violist of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra for 16 years, performs internationally as a soloist, and has taught viola in the Conservatorio de Musica Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, the University of Musical Studies in Caracas, Colegio Emil Friedman in Venezuela and Jackson Symphony Orchestra School of Music in Michigan.

Michael Hill

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Michael Hill is one of the most sought-after orchestral bass players and teachers in the Southeastern U.S. As a performer, he currently holds the position of Principal Bass of the Orlando Philharmonic as well as performing with the Naples Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina. As a teacher, Hill is on staff at Florida Southern College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida. He is sponsored by Solano Basses and endorsed by D'Addario Strings.