June 17 - 22, 2017

A residential or commuter camp for string players in grades 4 - 9, with a minimum of four months playing experience

Laura Joss, Artistic Director; Adam Sheldon, Administrator

String camp is an opportunity for young musicians to experience a BW summer music program. This camp is first-come, first served. Application deadline is Friday, May 5. Only the first 250 applicants will be accepted.

A TYPICAL DAY AT STRING CAMP

A camper's day begins early! The first rehearsal of the day begins at 8:30 a.m. and both resident and day campers are kept busy. A typical daily schedule might go like this:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Orchestra rehearsal
  • 10:30 a.m. - Sectionals
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. - Afternoon activity
  • 2:00 p.m. - Orchestra rehearsal
  • 3:30 p.m. - Sectionals
  • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. - Orchestra rehearsal
  • 8:00 p.m. - Evening activity
  • 10:30 p.m. - Lights out

Students accepted into the top orchestra will also participate in chamber music ensembles. Those rehearsals may take the place of an afternoon activity or sectional rehearsal.

COST

We make every effort to keep camp as affordable as possible. Campers may attend as either residents or commuters, and most expenses are covered.

  • Resident - $540 fee covers all room and board (three meals per day plus snacks), admission fees and activities supplies.
  • Commuter - $465 fee covers lunch, dinner and snacks each day plus admission fees and activities supplies.

Fees include a non-refundable deposit of $115 that must accompany the application for registration to be complete for camp.

Campers do not need a lot of spending cash. Since admission fees are covered, the only expenses are related to buying items from the BW Bookstore and spending money at Swings-N-Things for games or vending machines. Most students will spend less than $25 during the week.

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu