Each fall more than 50 of the Northland's best high school musicians gather at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for the Honor's Orchestra Festival.
The musicians spend the day working with music faculty and guest clinicians. That afternoon they join university musicians in performing a public concert in Thorpe Langley Auditorium .
For more information about Honors Orchestra, contact the Music Department.
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Thorpe Langley Auditorium
About Dr. Erin Aldridge
Dr. Erin Aldridge has won numerous awards as both soloist and chamber musician and has been featured throughout Europe, South America, and the United States. She is a highly sought-after performer and pedagogue, has been published in Strings Magazine, and has been broadcast on National Public Radio, the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
In the Twin Ports area, Dr. Aldridge has received recognition as a prominent artist. In the spring of 2005, she was named concertmaster of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. She was selected for the "20 under 40” award by the Duluth News Tribune in the fall of 2007, an honor given to 20 professionals who are successful in their chosen fields and role models in the community. In 2012 she received the Community Enrichment Award from the Duluth Depot Foundation Annual Artist Awards and was honored by the American Association of University Women as one of four “Created Here” artists in the Duluth-Superior area.
As a conductor, she has directed many ensembles around the state and has been the guest clinician for the UW-Milwaukee High School Honors Orchestra. Under her direction, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Chamber Orchestra has developed a reputation for innovative programming specializing in performance of both traditional and new compositions. The Chamber Orchestra was featured in concert at the Wisconsin State Music Educators State Conference. In 2005 they presented a concert tour in Brazil and in the spring of 2008 they embarked on a concert tour of China.
In 2003, Dr. Aldridge joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She serves as Professor of Violin and Director of Orchestras. She is also the Concertmaster of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy.