String Apprenticeship

The Messiah Festival of the Arts provides an exciting apprenticeship opportunity to high school string players in the area. One student in each string section works closely with our principal musicians to receive coachings on Baroque style and on Handel’s “Messiah.” They then perform as a full member of the Bethany Oratorio Society Orchestra on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018!

Fill out the application at the link below and submit a video of the following requirements:

  • 1 scale
  • 1 solo of your choice
  • Excerpt from your instrument HERE

Upload videos to Google Drive and share with Messiah Festival Coordinator, Taylor Deutscher at You may also submit videos via Dropbox or any other sharing platform or mail a hard copy of the audition video to the Messiah Festival Office at Bethany College, 335 E Swensson St., Lindsborg, KS 67456.

Application deadline: January 28, 2018

Apply for the String Apprenticeship Program!


Rehearsal Schedule:

Date/Time TBA*                                                      Coachings
Sunday, March 11         2:00-4:30 pm               Orchestra only
Sunday, March 11         5:30-8:00 pm               Orchestra and chorus
Sunday, March 18         2:00-4:30 pm               Orchestra only
Sunday, March 18         5:30-8:00 pm               Orchestra and chorus
Saturday, March 24      3:00-6:00 pm               Dress rehearsal
Sunday, March 25         3:00 pm                         Palm Sunday Sing-Along Performance
Sunday, April 1              3:00 pm                         Easter Sunday performance

*If you are selected to participate in the program, you will receive four coachings with the principal players, to be scheduled.