String Fling

String Fling 2015 (July 19-22)

String Fling, marking its fourteenth year, returns in July to offer intensive string instrument study to talented students in middle school and high school. Students in private lessons who have completed grade 7 or higher are invited to study on the Missouri State University campus (Springfield, Missouri) from July 19-22.


Students will be coached by the University's full-time string faculty, which includes Dr. David Hays, Dr. Amy Muchnick and Dr. Michael A. Murray, and also benefit from guest faculty instruction. Students receive chamber music and string orchestra assignments, rehearse with different coaches, and perform a concert at the end of the program. Convocations, master classes, and other events combine to make string fling an unforgettable experience.

Application and fees

The program fee is $325* per student for tuition and lodging. Students are encouraged to apply and pay online. A nonrefundable $25* application fee is due with the application by June 1, 2015. The application fee is not included in the program fee. A teacher's recommendation should be emailed to Muchnick at
*A convenience fee of 2.75 percent will be added to all charges.

Housing and meals

Students will live on campus in a University residence hall for the duration of the program; they will also be served three meals daily from one of the residential dining halls. A staff of counselors supervise residential life.

Contact information

Contact the Missouri State Department of Music at 417-836-6958 or for more information.


String Fling 2015 is set for the following dates:

July 19-22