Summer String Orchestra 2017

We are excited to be offering a String Camp:  June 25 – 29, 2018. Camp meets from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. daily.  Early or late drop-off add-on available. Teachers include a partnership between Tuscaloosa City School string teachers and The University of Alabama Community Music School and School of Music string teachers. The week culminates with a Friday afternoon performance (4:00 p.m., free admittance) by the Summer Strings Orchestra & Chamber Music Mentors.

Deadline for enrollment is June 8.

In order to know if we have adequate instrument distribution for an orchestra and to know we have enrollment numbers to run the camp we must have your completed enrollment form with payment by this date.

Camp Options Include…

Beginning Violin Class Component: Cost $125

For rising 3rd grade – rising 5th grade aged students who have no prior experience playing violin. Students will have daily group instruction on the violin, be introduced to basic note reading and be inspired by hearing their teachers and guest artists demonstrate the violin. Space is limited in this class. Depending on enrollment, this class may be split by age groups. This is a great way to get ready for Middle School (6th grade) strings class! Call the office, 348-6741, regarding availability of violins for this class.

Summer String Orchestra Component: Cost $125

For elementary – middle school aged students who already play a string instrument, this camp will improve your ensemble and music reading skills by playing daily in an orchestra and participating in technique classes. You’ll be inspired by attending masterclasses by guest artists from the School of Music, and more. Students in Summer String Orchestra must be able to read music on all four strings and play in several keys. Experience with shifting and playing outside of first position is a plus, but not necessary. Teacher recommendation required (see pdf form below for teacher recommendation form). More experienced (mentor) student musicians will anchor each section.

Mentorship & Chamber Music Component for Select Middle or High School Students:  Cost $100

More experienced string students in middle and high school may enroll (by permission) in this camp. A select group of more advanced string students will serve as the leaders of each orchestra section, will rehearse in a chamber group (trio or quartet) daily, and will perform on the final concert. Contact Dr. Jane Weigel if you are interested in being a mentor for String Camp.

PRINTABLE ENROLLMENT FORM (Please view this form even if you choose to enroll online):  Available by mid-April.