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​​​​Beginning & Intermediate Camps (ages 8-13)

-Students will be separated by age and experience level at all camps.

-All camps will be followed by an early evening showcase concert.  For those who are unable to attend the evening concert, daytime dress rehearsal is open to visitors and audience members as well! 


Michalis Koutsoupides BM, MM, DMA- violin/viola, piano, chamber music

Victor Penniman BM, MM, DMA- cello, music history, composition

Taygun Ozakinci BM- bass, chamber music

Natasha Kwapich BA - violin/viola, orchestra, chamber music

Steven Conan Smith  BM, MM- viola, conducting, improvisation

Nicholas Jarrett BA- piano, voice, violin

Mike Yunghans BM, MM- guitar, banjo, technology, theory

​​June 20-23(Tuesday-Friday) Strings & Voice Camp: Music from Disney's "Moana"  (Violin,Viola,Cello, Bass, Voice) $149 (Early Bird: $125)
                                                       Hours: T,W,Th, F: 8:30am-12:00pm,  Concert Friday: 5:30-6:00pm

                                                       Tuition includes: sheet music, T-shirt, daily snack, tournament prizes, craft supplies, & a fabulous learning experience

                                                       Play music from Moana!  Enjoy orchestra, sight reading, rhythm games, a musical jeopardy tournament and more!  tBudding artists                                                          will enjoy creating an island backdrop and set decorations for our Friday performanc

                                                       Faculty:  Natasha Kwapich, Nick Jarrett, Kenton Lanier
 *Early Drop Off & Late Pickup option available 8:00am-12:45pm ($30 per week)


June 13-16(Tuesday-Friday) Conservatory Prep Camp (Violin, Viola,Cello, Bass)      $269    (Early Bird Price:  $229)

                                               Hours: T,W,Th: 9:00am-3:30pm,  Fri: 9am-4:00pm, (Fri: 4-5:30 break or practice time) Concert Friday: 5:30pm

                                               Classes: Orchestra, Small Ensembles (duos, trios, quartets), Sight Reading Boot Camp & Tournament, Audition Skills Masterclass, How To                                                                                Work Effectively with an Accompanist, Theory/Ear Training, Composition or Conducting Elective, Workshop: Identifying Musical                                                                                    Time Period/Composer Based on Stylistic Cues, Music Jeopardy, Learn a New Instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass) and play it                                                                                in "Bizarro Orchestra".

                                                            Tuition includes: sheet music, T-shirt, Friday pizza party, tournament prizes, & a fabulous learning experience

                                                            Faculty: Natasha Kwapich BA, Steven Smith MM, Mike Yunghans MM, Dr. Michalis Koutsoupides DMA, Kenton Lanier MM,

                                                                           Dr. Victor Penniman DMA

                                                            *Early Drop Off & Late Pickup option available 8:30am-5:00pm ($60 per week)


July 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)  Rock Weekend Workshop  (Strings, Guitar, Piano,Voice,Percussion) $189   (Early Bird Price:  $169)

  •                                             Hours:  ​Fri: 9m-4:30pm,  Sat: 10am-4:30pm,  Sun: 1pm-6pm  Concert Sunday: 5-6pm
  •                                                Explore improvisation, theory, rhythmic dictation, and alternative string techniques.  Learn to arrange your favorite rock music for small                                                              ensemble and experiment with your rock arrangements in quartets with your peers.  Play music by Drop Kick Murphy's, Flogging Molly,          
  •                                                Mumford & Sons,Monsters & Men, Hosier, The Pentatonix, Leonard Cohen, 21 Pilots, Radiohead, Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, My          
  •                                                Chemical Romance, Billy Joel, Don McLean, Bush, One Republic, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, Capital Cities, Passenger, Elie Goulding, The
  •                                                Beatles, David Guetta, A Great Big World, Cold Play, Avicii, American Authors, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and more!
  •                                                Tuition includes: sheet music, T-shirt, catered lunch Friday & Saturday, tournament prizes, & mad rock skills
  •                                                Faculty:  Natasha Kwapich, Mike Yunghans, Taygun Ozakinci, Dr. Victor Penniman
  •                                                *Friday Early Drop Off & Late Pickup option available 8:30am-5:00pm ($20)



​​​​Intermediate & Advanced Camps (Ages 11-19)

Summer 2017 Camps