The North Star Chamber Music Festival and Symposium will bring together educators and string & piano players in grade 8 through college along with Concordia student mentors for a week of string orchestra, chamber music, new music reading sessions, and a conducting seminar. Each year, guest educators will serve as speakers on special topics and coach ensembles. Students will be able to play side by side in several settings, culminating in a final chamber music concert.

All events will take place in the Hvidsten Hall of Music, located on the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue South in Moorhead.


Student Activities:

  • Chamber music and string orchestra rehearsals/coachings/performances
  • Solo/chamber music and musicianship workshops and masterclasses
  • Participant/Faculty Recitals
  • Private Lessons
  • Conducting Workshop
  • Composition Workshop

Educator Activities:

  • ASTA Reading Session (date TBA)
  • Chamber music collaborations with Concordia faculty/college student mentors and educator participants
  • Presentations by guest educator faculty
  • Option to attend orchestra rehearsal/chamber coaching/masterclasses/workshops
  • Participant/Faculty recitals

Student Registration Details

  • Cost: $285
    • Final registration deadline: May 26, 2025
  • Placement Audition Repertoire:
    • Strings: Prepare a video recording of a solo excerpt of your choice (2 minutes) and a major and minor scale of the applicant’s choice (violin/viola/cello — 3 octaves; double bass — 2 octaves).
    • Piano: Prepare a video recording of a solo piano composition that best demonstrates your musical and technical talents.
  • Returning students needn’t submit a formal audition, but it would be helpful to see an updated video of your most recent playing for repertoire assignments.


Educator Registration Details

  • No cost!


Faculty Coaches


Dr. Eduard Teregulov

Assistant Professor, Cello and Double Bass; Director, Symphonia Music