String Orchestra Camp
Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, July 6, 2013
When campers from around the world practice and perform together under the instruction of some of the finest orchestra instructors in the country, amazing things can happen. The two-week String Orchestra Camp immerses campers and works to develop their technical skills and musicianship. Each camper will perform in one of three string orchestras and one of two symphony orchestras or the chamber orchestra. A string camper’s musical day begins at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm. Each day is divided into eight class periods and includes an hour break for lunch. Students will also play in small chamber ensembles and attend daily sectional and master classes, music theory class, and supervised practice.
Performance opportunities are an integral part of the camp experience. On the first day of camp, each student will complete a brief placement audition to determine their orchestra assignment. Each student will play in one of our string orchestras (the Amati, Guarneri or Symphony Strings) as well as one of our full orchestras (the Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra or the Chamber Orchestra). With these two orchestra assignments, as well as a chamber music ensembles, each student may participate in as many as three public performances at the end of camp!
Private lessons are available for an additional fee. Sign up for private lessons is only done at camp check-in. More information about private lessons is available in the Parent & Camper handbook and also by clicking here.
Campers put down their instruments at 5:00pm, but the day isn’t over yet! Each evening, students can participate in recreational activities such as bowling, swimming, movie nights, ice cream socials, game nights and more. Official recreation schedules are handed out at camp check-in, but you can click here for a sample schedule.
|Registration is open for Viola and Bass. There is currently a wait list for violin and cello. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact our office at 850-644-9934.|
Campers must have attended grades 7-12 in the ‘12-’13 school year.|
(Rising 7th graders during summer 2013 are not eligible).
|Ability Level||All ability levels; campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent|
|Cost for Day Campers||
Includes tuition only. No housing or meals.
|Cost for Overnight Campers||
Cost includes tuition and housing with three meals per day.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 |
All campers must attend check-in. If you can not arrive during the designated times due to extenuating circumstances, arrangements must be made in advance with the camp office.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 |
A final concert will be held on this day. Check-out will follow the performance.
No audition is required to register. However, there will be a placement audition on check-in day to determine orchestra placement. Information about preparing for this audition will be provided in the camp handbook. |
An optional audition will be held during camp for the Honors Solo Recital.
|How to Register||
You can register for camp online or by mail. Click here to go to the registration information & instructions page.|
There is currently a wait list for Violin & Cello. Please call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list.
|Available Discounts||Early Bird, Event, Ability, Workshop & Matching Discounts apply to this camp. Visit our discount page for details, instructions and application forms.|
|Instruments||All campers must bring their own instrument to camp.|
Concert times are subject to change.
Honors Solo Recital**: Wed., July 3 7:30pm
Symphony Chamber Ensembles: Friday, July 5 1:00pm
String Orchestras Concert: Friday, July 5 8:00pm
Final Concert: Saturday, July 6 9:00am
All campers will perform in one of the Chamber Ensembles Concerts, the String Orchestras Concert, and the Final Concert.
|Important Things to Note||
|Ensemble Conductors Include||Instructors TBD|
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
(Click here for a sample evening schedule)
Past String Orchestra Camp Repertoire
Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla; Mikhail Glinka
Swing There, Done That; Martin Norgaard
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 Mvt IV Finale: In the Hall of the Mountain King; Edvard Grieg
Serenade for Strings; Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Danza; Vaclav Nehlybel
Four Royal Dances; Eric Ewazen
Danse Bacchanale; Camille Saint-Saens
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"; Howard Hanson
Hungarian March; Hector Berlioz, Arr. Steven L. Rosenhaus
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 8, Op. 88; Antonin Dvorak
Symphony; Georg Philipp Telemann, Arr. Robert Bauernschmidt
Pavane for a Dead Princess Pavane pour une infante defunte; Maurice Ravel, Re. Ed. Clark McAlister
Little Suite for Strings Op. 1; Carl Nielson
Marche Slav; Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Company; Philip Glass
Mein Vaterland; F. Smetana
Overture "Poet and Peasant"; Franz Von Suppe
Hungarian March (Rakoczy March); Hector Berlioz
An American in Paris Suite; George Gershwin
An American Symphony for Strings No. 2; Jeffery S. Bishop
Symphony for Strings No. 1; Jeffery S. Bishop
Pines of Rome; Ottorino Respighi
Serenade, Op. 242; Carl Reineke
Overture to Candide; Leonard Bernstein
Polovtsian Dances; Alexander Borodin
English Folk Song Suite; Ralph Vaugan Williams
Romanian Folk Dances; Bela Bartok
Elegy, Op. 58; Edward Elgar
Simple Symphony for String Orchestra; Benjamin Britten
Fanfare for the Common Man; Aaron Copland, Arr. R. Longfield
Firebird Suite; Igor Stravinsky, Arr. M. Isaac
Overture to Nabucco; Giuseppe Verdi
Symphony No. 5, Op. 47; Dmitri Shostakovich