String Orchestra Camp

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Camp Features

Large Ensemble
Campers will play in a morning string orchestra, and the Philharmonic or Symphony Orchestra in the afternoon.

Sectionals, Masterclasses, Chamber Ensembles, and Music Theory
In addition to orchestra rehearsals, campers will attend sectionals, take music theory, play in small chamber ensembles, and participate in masterclasses. 

Final Performances
All campers will perform in two final performances at the end of the session; a Chamber Ensembles Concert on Friday at 7:00pm, and String Orchestra Final Performance on Saturday at 9:00am.

Two Opportunities To Attend
This camp will be offered during two separate sessions. Each one-week session is structured the same; they will feature the same classes and instructors and will have similar recreation schedules. The only difference will be that new music will be played each week. If you wish to attend both sessions, great!  You can choose to check-out after the conclusion of the first session and check-in on Sunday for the start of session two, or you can stay on campus for the extra night for a small fee which covers the extra night, extra meals and counselor supervision.  Read more about Extra Nights of Housing.

Evening Activities
Activities are planned for each evening and will include movie nights, faculty and staff recitals, and recreation activities.  A full recreation schedule will be provided two weeks before camp begins.

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Camp Details

Session One: June 19 – 25, 2022
Session Two: June 26 - July 2, 2022


$536.00 per session (Overnight Campers*)
$340.00 per session (Day Campers) 

*(only the tuition price will show when you begin to register.  Later you will be asked if you want to be an overnight camper, and when you answer yes it will automatically add the housing and meals to your cart.)

Eligibility

Campers must be attending grades 7-12 in the '21-’22 school year. Rising 7th graders during the summer of 2022 are not eligible.

All ability levels are welcome but campers should have at least 6 months of school instruction or equivalent on an instrument.

No audition is required to register.  There will be a placement audition at camp check-in to determine your orchestra assignment and chair.

Florida State is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Please contact our office to discuss any questions or accommodations that may need to be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

Price Details

Overnight Campers:
$536.00 per session
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day. 

Day Campers:
$340.00 per session
This includes tuition only.

All campers will receive a digital download recording of the final concerts.

Click here for the Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

An All-State Discount is available for this camp. Click here to see if you are eligible for the discount and get the discount code to use when registering.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks, and optional recreation activities.

Optional private lessons are available at this camp and can be booked at camp check-in. Lessons are $50.00 per 50-minute lesson. Lesson payments are made directly to lesson teachers. Read more about Private Lessons.

Registration

Registration opens on January 10, 2022. Click here to register.

$100.00 of your camp fee, per camp, is non-refundable.  

Families can choose to pay in full when registering OR enroll in a payment plan. Payment plans are auto-draft and must be paid in full by May 10. Campers registering after May 10 must pay in full at the time of registration.

Click here for the Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Scholarship and other third-party payments can be accepted.  Please contact our office if you need assistance with having a scholarship or school booster check applied to your account.

Multiple Sessions

You may attend multiple camp sessions if you wish.  The two orchestra sessions will be structured the same, and the instructors will be the same, but different repertoire will be played each week.

Campers who plan to attend another camp the following week may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night of June 25. The cost for the night of housing between the two camp weeks is $50.00.  You also have the option to check-out from the first camp and then check back in for the second week.  Read more about Extra Nights of Housing.

Wait Lists

If there is a wait list notice for your instrument when you go to register, you can opt to be placed on the wait list. No deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will notify you to offer you the spot. 

Instruments

All campers must bring their instrument with them to camp. If you do not own your own instrument, we suggest speaking with your music teacher about borrowing your school instrument for the duration of camp.

The instrument that you select during camp registration is the instrument that you must play at camp. If you would like to change your instrument to a different one after you register, please contact our office prior to the start of your camp.

Campers will also need to bring a folding music stand and their instrument accessories.  Learn more about packing for camp.

Check-In & Check-Out 

  • Check In Session One:  June 19
  • Check In Session Two:  June 26

After you are registered, you will be sent additional information including a link where you will sign-up for a check-in time slot.

Check-out takes place following the final performance on the last day of camp.  The performance will end at approximately 10am.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, performance times, and everything in between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links

   Sample Daily Schedule

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

 Camp Handbook

 Registered Camper Forms are available in your online account after registering.

MEET THE CONDUCTORS

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Kasia Bugaj

Associate Professor of String Music Education
FSU

Heather Lofdahl

Conductor and String Teacher
Greensboro, NC

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