String Camp 2019 concluded with a great concert! See photos on the School of Music Facebook page now, and we’ll add some here soon:
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: In order to offer this camp, we must have adequate instrument distribution for an orchestra. To make this decision, we need all completed enrollment forms (payments included) by Friday, June 7.
We are excited to be offering a String Camp: June 24 – 28, 2019. Camp meets from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. daily. Early or late drop-off add-on available. Please see Parent General Letter below for camp details. Teachers: Ellen Grant, Matt Grant, Allison Lavender, Joe Ortiguera, (others to be announced soon…). The week culminates with a Friday afternoon performance (4:00 p.m., free admittance) by the Summer Strings Orchestra & Chamber Music Mentors.
PARENT GENERAL INFORMATION LETTER: SSC2019 General Letter
Camp Options Include…
Summer String Orchestra Component: Cost $140
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 if you have less than 2 semesters of middle school or high school orchestra experience (see pdf form below for teacher recommendation form). More experienced (mentor) student musicians will anchor each section.
Chamber Music / Mentor Component for Select Middle or High School Students: Cost $140 (Contact us before enrolling in this component – spaces are limited and by approval)
More experienced string students in middle and high school may enroll (by permission) in this option of camp. A select group of more advanced string students will serve as the leaders (mentors) of each orchestra section. Chamber Music (one player on a part) will be assigned by level and students will rehearse with their coach daily. These ensembles will perform on the final concert. Teacher recommendation required as we have limited spaces for this component (see pdf form below for teacher recommendation form). Contact Dr. Jane Weigel if you are interested in being a mentor/chamber musician in String Camp.
STRING CAMP MENTOR TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM (Please view this form even if you choose to enroll online):String Camp Teacher Recommendation
Please enjoy this video of the String Camp Concert, 2018: https://youtu.be/gN3RRNgjdxo
Summer String Camp Orchestra, 2018
Take Five Chamber Group, 2018
Mozart Chamber Group, 2018