Summer String Camps: Chamber Music & Orchestra

DATES: Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23, 2023. TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily in the Moody Music Building.

Our camp is mainly a commuter camp. Parents of out of town participants who need hotel suggestions, should contact Dr. Jane Weigel at jweigel@ua.edu

Summer String Camps are open to students from middle school – high school (rising 12th grade).

All interested students will submit a video application for acceptance (unlisted YouTube video) and seating placement.

The firm deadline for video submission is May 1.

STEP ONE: A non-refundable application fee ($20) is required at the time you submit your video. PAYMENT LINK: https://ua-app01.ua.edu/uaCommunityMusic/public/

Select “Camp Video Submission Fee” on the Course/Class menu.

STEP TWO: Send your YouTube unlisted video link to:

Violin/Viola to jgregoire@ua.edu

Cello/Bass to mmolina1@ua.edu

Videos will be reviewed by Professor Jenny Gregoire and Dr. Moises Molina and applicants will be notified of acceptance and seating placement by May 15.

Chamber Music Camp seats one player on a part, therefore seating is limited. Students not selected for Chamber Music Camp will automatically be placed into Orchestra Camp.

Chamber Music rehearsal, 2022

The firm enrollment deadline is May 25. Music PDFs will be sent to enrolled participants by June 1.

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: –¬†Each applicant must submit the following material for their video audition:

a) Two three-octave scales with arpeggios if wanting consideration for placement into Chamber Music; two two-octave scales and arpeggios if wanting Orchestra.
b) Recordings of two contrasting works that best represents their solo playing. An etude is acceptable as a work.
– Piano accompaniment is acceptable, but not required
– Applicants may submit one recording containing both works or two separate recordings.
– Performances must be unedited.

Students will be seated in one of these camps:

Chamber Music Camp

Chamber Music Camp is for students of advanced ability. Our expectation is to seat three string quartets. These select chamber ensembles will each be coached by a School of Music string faculty member. Faculty include Jenny Gregoire (violin), Jacob Adams (viola), and Moises Molina (cello). Chamber Music Camp format also includes instrument-specific masterclasses and a culminating concert. Although our two summer string camps operate during the same week, Chamber Music Camp students do not play in Orchestra. An add-on private lesson is available subject to faculty schedule. Cost is $230. Limited scholarship funding is available by application.

Orchestra Camp

Camp Orchestra, 2022 Dress Rehearsal

Orchestra Camp is for students of intermediate to advanced ability. Camp structure includes instrument-specific technique classes, sectionals, orchestra rehearsals and a School of Music string faculty member masterclass. Orchestra Camp concludes with a concert. Cost is $230. Limited scholarship funding is available by application.