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

String Festival at Baylor University

Dates: June 04-10, 2023

Ages: 13-18, students entering grades 9–12


Daily technique classes, studio classes, chamber music coaching and more. 

Texas Strings Festival and Camp - Austin

Dates: June 5–15, 2023 Rising Stars; June 11–17 Young Artist and Emerging Artist Divisions

Ages: 6-20 

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


Three camp options: Young Artist Division (Suzuki book 1-4 level); Emerging Artist Division (Suzuki book 5-7 level); Rising Stars (Suzuki book 7+).

Classes will include string orchestra chamber groups, private lessons, masterclasses, choir and ear training, and more.

Texas State University String Camp- San Marcos

Dates: June 18-24, 2023

Ages: 12-18


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. An All-State Clinic is also offered for high school students. See the website for more information on their offerings

Baylor University Summer Middle School Band and Orchestra Camp

Dates: June 18-24, 2023

Ages: 11-15, students entering grades 7–9


Orchestra, sectionals, group lessons and more. 

Dolce Music Studio Summer Chamber Music Intensive

Dates: Four one-week options through June and July

Ages: Intermediate to Advanced - need teacher referral

Application Deadline: May 8 for June dates; June 5 for July dates


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


Austin Soundwaves Summer Music Camp

Dates: July 17 – July 21 2023

Ages: rising 5th -12th grade students

Registration Deadline: May 15th, 2023


A half day camp with two programs. The Headstart Program is for rising 5th-7th grade string players with up to 1 year playing experience. The Academy Program is for rising 6th-12th grade students with 1 year or more playing experience. Students will learn diverse music in orchestra, explore musicianship skills like improvisation and composition, advanced techniques, and music theory.


Austin Chamber Music Center

Dates: fall and spring semester on Saturdays, summer workshop in July [July 10–22 for youth; July 7–19 for adults]

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

Registration Deadline: May 9th, 2023


Greater Austin Suzuki Institute

Dates: Student Institute Program July 25–July 29, 2022

Young Artist Program  July 22–July 29, 2022

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2023, Late Registration until 6/15

Ages: Pre-Twinkle to Advanced literature


Classes follow 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: updated information coming soon



Summer Camps outside of Central Texas

National Cello Institute

Dates: June 25 – July 1, 2023

Location: Pomona, CA

Registration Opens: April 1, 2023

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023

Richard W. Mooney, director


International Cello Institute

Dates: July 8- 29, 2023

Registration Deadline: February 20, 2023/IConnect program March 31, 2023

Ages: 15-23, IConnect: ages 9-14

Location: St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota

Includes a virtual option to audit classes

UNT Summer String Institute

Dates: July 9-16, 2023 Session 1; July 16-23, 2023 Session 2

Location: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Mike Block String Camp

Dates: July 10-15, 2023

Ages: beginner to adult

"Mike Block String Camp is an annual summer workshop for string players of all ages and backgrounds, focusing on non-Classical traditions and contemporary musical styles, with emphasis on learning by ear, creativity, collaboration, and performance"


Interlochen Cello Intensive

Dates: June 17-23, 2023

Ages: grades 9-12

Vivace International Cello Festival 

Dates: August 2-13, 2023

Ages: 13+

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2023

Includes an option to audit classes


Suzuki Summer Institutes

Nationwide from spring through summer

Many more opportunities nationwide can be found here


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