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    String Orchestra Camp: June 23 - July 6, 2019

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    String Orchestra Camp: June 23 - July 6, 2019

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    String Orchestra Camp: June 23 - July 6, 2019

Online registration for this camp is now closed.  If you are interested in attending this camp, please contact our office at 850-644-9934.

Camp Features

Large Ensembles
Campers will play in one of three string orchestras in the morning - the Amati Strings, Guarneri Strings or the Symphony Strings - and one of three orchestras in the afternoon - the Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra or the Symphony Orchestra.  A personalized class schedule will be created just for you based on a placement audition at check-in.

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

Performance Opportunities
All campers will perform in three public performances: Chamber Ensembles perform at 8:30am and 1:30pm on Friday, July 5th; morning orchestras perform at 7:30pm on Friday, July 5th; afternoon orchestras perform at 9:00am on July 6th.  All concerts take place in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

Campers also have the option to audition during camp for the Honors Solo Recital.  Selected musicians will perform on Wednesday, July 3 in a special Honors Solo Performance.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are available at this camp for an additional fee. These lessons are arranged and paid for at camp check-in. Read more about Private Lessons.

Evening Activities
Activities are planned for each evening. Attend faculty concerts, go bowling, jump at SkyZone, go roller skating, and more!

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.

Be A Part Of The Tradition


Campers must be attending grades 7-12 in the '18-’19 school year. Rising 7th graders during the summer of 2019 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 ensemble assignment.


Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.

  • Cost for Overnight Campers: $919.00. This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
  • Cost for Day Campers: $496.00. This includes tuition only.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The balance of all camp fees is due by June 10, 2019. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Discounts are available for this camp.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.

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

Dates & Times

Campers check-in on Sunday, June 23 between 9:00am-2:30pm.

Campers check-out after the final performance on Saturday, July 6. The performance begins at 9:00am in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and is anticipated to end at approximately 10:30am.

This camp continues as regularly scheduled on July 4th.  All campers are expected to participate in the required camp activities. 

On Saturday, June 29 there will be a rehearsal in the morning which is required for all campers.  Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday there are recreation activities planned.  See the sample schedule for more details.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in between can be found 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.


Registration for this camp will open on January 7, 2019 at 8:00am. Registration will remain open until June 10, 2019 OR until a wait list has formed for a particular instrument (see below for more wait list information).

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.

Wait Lists

There is currently a wait list for VIOLA and CELLO.  If you are interested in attending this camp on either of these instruments, please call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list.

Wait lists are first-come, first-serve; no deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will call the first person on the wait list and offer the spot. They will have 48 hours to register before we move on to the next person on the wait list.

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Camp Reminders


Our instructors include College of Music Alumni and nationally recognized conductors.

James Palmer

Orchestra Director
Allatoona High School, GA

David Pope

Orchestra Director
Elyria City Schools
Cleveland, OH

Heather Lofdahl

Orchestra Director
Dodgen Middle School
Marietta, GA

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