String Orchestra Camp

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Camp Features

Large Ensemble
Campers will play in one of two string orchestras.  Ensembles will be socially distanced and students will take outdoor breaks every 30 minutes.

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 and String Orchestra Final Performance.  Each camper will be limited to 2 audience tickets per camper per event due to hall capacity restrictions.  Campers will receive their performance tickets at check-in.

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

Be A Summer Seminole
Spend time on the FSU Campus and experience what it's like to be a 'Nole.  Learn more about dorm rooms, dining, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.

Covid-19 Planning
The FSU Summer Music Camps will be following guidelines and recommendations for best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Florida State University to institute protocols for mitigation of spread of COVID-19. Click here to read more.

Camp Details

Session One: June 27 – July 3, 2021
Session Two: July 4 - July 10, 2021

$496.00 per session (Overnight Campers)
$300.00 per session (Day Campers) 


Campers must be attending grades 7-12 in the '20-’21 school year. Rising 7th graders during the summer of 2021 are not eligible.

All ability levels are welcome but campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent.

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 tso be made for your camper at least three weeks prior to the start of camp.

Price Details

Overnight Campers:
$496.00 per session
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers:
$300.00 per sessions
This includes tuition only.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  This deposit is applied toward to total cost. Your registration is not considered guaranteed until your deposit has been paid.  

The balance of all camp fees is due by May 31, 2021

Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

The All-State Discount is available for this camp.  Please see our discount page for details.


We currently have a wait list for all instruments at both sessions. Please see the information about wait lists below.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Your registration is not considered guaranteed until your deposit has been paid.  

After you register you will receive:

  • an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address: and a copy of your registration invoice.  Please print out and keep this email as it contains your CUSTOMER NUMBER which you will need to make future payments.
  • within a week you will receive a welcome email from our office from This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

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 are attending multiple camp sessions may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night in between the two sessions.  The cost for the night of housing between the two camps is $50.00.  You also have the option to check-out from the first session and then check back in for the second session.

Check-In & Check-Out 

  • Check In Session One:  June 27
  • Check In Session Two:  July 4

After you are registered, you will be sent additional information including a link where you will sign-up for a check-in time slot between 10am-1pm.

There will be a maximum of 2 guests permitted with each camper at check-in.  All persons attending check-in must wear a mask and may have a temperature check.

Check-out takes place following the final performance on the last day of camp.  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.


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, their instrument accessories, and PPE for their instrument.  Learn more about packing for camp.

Wait Lists

We currently have wait lists for the following:

Session 1:

Session 2:

If you are interested in being placed on a wait list, please call our office at 850-644-9934.

Camp Links



James Palmer

Orchestra Director
Allatoona High School, GA


Associate Professor of String Music Education

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2017 String Orchestra Camp


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