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
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
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.
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.
Dates: updated information coming soon
Summer Camps outside of Central Texas
Dates: June 25 – July 1, 2023
Location: Pomona, CA
Registration Opens: April 1, 2023
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023
Richard W. Mooney, director
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
Dates: July 9-16, 2023 Session 1; July 16-23, 2023 Session 2
Location: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
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"
Dates: June 17-23, 2023
Ages: grades 9-12
Vivace International Cello Festival
Dates: August 2-13, 2023
Registration Deadline: April 11, 2023
Includes an option to audit classes
Nationwide from spring through summer
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