Summer Camps in Central Texas
camps listed in order of date of camp

Texas Strings Camp - Austin

Dates: June 9–19, 2022 Rising Stars; June 19–26 Young Artist Division

Ages: up to 18+ concerto level; 6–14, Suzuki Book 2+ level

Audition/Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022; May 30th, 2022


Two camp options: Young Artist Division and Rising Stars.

Online classes will include private lessons, music theory, orchestra, music history and more.

Texas State University String Camp- San Marcos

Dates: June 19-25, 2022

Ages: 13-18


Camp will be held in person this year following Texas State health safety guidelines. Check their website for further details. Students participate in orchestra and chamber ensembles, string sectionals and electives. There is also an option for private lessons and an All State Etude Clinic for high school students.

Baylor University Summer Middle School Orchestra Camp

Dates: June 19-25, 2022

Ages: Students entering grades 7–9


Orchestra, sectionals, group lessons and more. The decision to be online or in-person will be made soon as of 3/10. Check their website for updates. 

Dolce Music Studio Summer Chamber Music Intensive

Dates: Four one-week options through June and July

Ages: Intermediate to Advanced

Application Deadline: May 1 for June dates; June 1 for July dates


In-person chamber music with coaching for two hours daily from Monday-Friday and a performance on Saturday. Opportunities for string quartets or piano ensembles.


Austin  Soundwaves Summer Music Camp

Dates: July 18 – July 22, 2022

Ages: Beginner to Intermediate youth


A half day camp with two programs. Headstart Program is for beginning string players up to 1 year playing experience. Academy Program is for intermediate students with a year or more playing experience. Students will learn some new diverse music, explore musicianship skills like improvisation and composition, and get a chance to see some unique enrichment demonstrations.


Greater Austin Suzuki Institute

Dates: Student Institute Program July 26–July 30, 2022

Young Artist Program  July 23–July 30, 2022

Ages: Pre-Twinkle to Advanced literature


Classes following in the Suzuki tradition. Students will have masterclass lessons, repertoire classes, electives and more. There are opportunities for parents to learn and engage in discussions. Suzuki Institutes offer many opportunities for learning and sharing for all stages of learning.

Mother Falcon Music Lab

Dates: July 18–23, 2022 

Ages: 11-18 


"A creative music and media summer day camp"

Austin Chamber Music Center

Dates: fall and spring semester on Saturdays, summer workshop in July [July 11–23 for youth; July 7–20 for adults]

Ages: 7–10 Primary Division; 11–18 Young Artists Division, 18+ Adult Division


Chamber Music coaching for all instruments, music theory and composition classes

Longhorn Music Camp - UT Austin

On hiatus for 2022

Summer Camps outside of Central Texas

International Cello Institute

Dates: July 16-August 6 2022

Includes an option to audit classes

Vivace International Cello Festival 

Dates: August 3-14, 2022

Ages: 13+

Includes an option to audit classes

National Cello Institute

Dates: June 26–July 1, 2022

Richard W. Mooney, director

UNT Summer String Institute

Dates: July 17-24, 2022 Session 1; July 24-31, 2022 Session 2

Mike Block String Camp

Dates: July 4-9, 2022

Ages: beginner to adult

Interlochen Cello Intensive

Dates: June 18-24, 2022

Ages: students currently in grades 9-12

Suzuki Summer Institutes

Nationwide from spring through summer

Many more opportunities nationwide can be found here