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


Longhorn Music Camp - UT Austin

Dates: June 7–11, 2021

Ages: for string students entering 7,8,9, or 10

Registration: opens March 1, deadline to receive early bird discount is May 1


Camp will be held online and will include Instrumental Technique classes, virtual ensemble, and classes on other topics such as conducting, electronic music, composition, alternative styles, and more.

Texas Strings Camp - Austin

Dates: June 13–20, 2021

Ages: 6–14, Suzuki Book 2+ level

Audition/Application Deadline: May 30th, 2021


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

Dolce Music Studio Summer Chamber Music Intensive

Dates: Four one-week options starting June 14, June 21, July 5, July 12

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.

Texas State University String Camp- San Marcos

Dates: June 20-26, 2021

Ages: 12-18


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 20-26, 2021

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. 

Greater Austin Suzuki Institute

Dates: Student Institute Program (In-Person or Online) July 27–July 31, 2021

Young Artist Program (In-Person or Online) July 24–July 31, 2021

Ages: Pre-Twinkle to Advanced literature


Classes following in the Suzuki tradition available online or in-person (on a limited basis). 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 2021 - check for more info starting March 15, 2021

Ages: 11-18 and 18-adult


From The MFML website: "The Mother Falcon Music Lab is a multimedia education program which highlights creativity as a means of self discovery, community connection, and innovation. Now offering virtual courses in animation, album art, songwriting, sampling, scoring, podcasting, improvisation, and more!"

Austin Chamber Music Center

Dates: fall and spring semester on Saturdays, summer workshop in July

Ages: 6–18 Young Artists Academy, Adult Academy, 7-adult Summer Workshop


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

Summer Camps outside of Central Texas

International Cello Institute

Dates: July 12-August 1, 2021

Includes an option to audit classes

Vivace International Cello Festival 

Dates: August 1-10, 2021

Ages: 13+

Includes an option to audit classes

Virtual Summer Cello Festival 

Dates: June 21–July 16, 2021

Includes an option to audit classes

National Cello Institute

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Online event for 2021. Richard W. Mooney, director

UNT Summer String Institute

Mike Block String Camp

Dates: July 5-10, 2021

Ages: beginner to adult

Interlochen Cello Intensive

Dates: June 19-25, 2021

Ages: students currently in grades 9-12

Suzuki Summer Institutes

Nationwide from spring through summer

Many more opportunities nationwide can be found here or here