About

10th Annual Chamber Strings  Music Camp

Week 1: July 24-28,2017

Week 2: July 31-August 4,2017

Registration deadline:June 1st, 2017

Location: Rosemont School of the Holy Child

1344 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont,PA 19010

Founded in 2008, Chamber Strings is open to violin, viola, cello and bass students ages 7 through 18.

Chamber Strings Music Camp is a summer music camp program offering chamber music coaching, violin/viola or cello/bass ensembles and a String Orchestra experience.  We are proud of our low student/teacher ratio . We strive to provide students with the unique experience of spending intense days of hard work while also experiencing the total joy of making music with peers and teachers. The camp will be very personalized and will fit every level/every age of students.

Students will work closely with professors from North Carolina University, Ball State University, West Chester University, Eastern University, musicians performing with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Pyxis Piano Quartet, Philadelphia Opera Company, Pennsylvania Ballet Company. To put it simply, it will be a lot of music making with a great group of faculty and friends.

Key Points of 2017 Chamber Strings Music Camp offers:

  1. Low student/teacher ratio :  The camp will be very personalized and will fit every level/every age of students. Every session will be coached by a renowned faculty member .
  2. Concerto Competition:   Each week, we will have a concerto competition. We would like to invite all students and faculty members to observe the competition. This is a great educational program which allows our students to understand how to become better players.  One winner will perform in the final concert with a faculty quartet.
  3. District audition prep class for high school students: work on scales,solo piece and sight reading which are the three categories for the district audition. Mock auditions would be offered so that students can gain live audition experience in front of judge panel.
  4. Orchestra excerpt masterclass*
  5. Faculty Concert and Reception:  Come and listen to our faculty performance, and get to know the teachers at the camp.

 

Why should young children play chamber music?

The greatest joy of learning an instrument is to be able to play chamber music.

The music-making experience only gets better when you play with your friends. Listening, awareness, responsiveness, and flexibility are all things which can be talked about in lessons, but they are learned so quickly through a chamber music experience. The more experience gained, the more that students can develop their radar and be very quick to react and respond to the players around them – the music becomes alive and breathing, with each performance being a unique experience.

By playing in small groups, young students get a head start on developing their listening and teamwork skills. We believe that young musicians should start playing with other musicians virtually from the beginning of their study. We offer pieces from early beginner level on up so that your students can start playing in groups before they even learn how to read eighth notes!

 

How will my child benefit from Chamber Strings Music Camp?

Your child will learn how to be better listeners and how to work together by playing in a small group. Chamber Strings summer camp strives to teach students to be more disciplined, to improve their musicianship, and to become better listeners while keeping their innate, childlike creativity alive and thriving.

*Please note there are NO individual lessons.

 

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Camp Activities:

Chamber music coaching

Concerto Competition

String Orchestra

Cello/Bass choir

Violin/Viola ensemble

Weekly Student Concert

                                                                                          PMEA district audition prep course,orchestra excerpt masterclass

                                                                                          Faculty performance

 

 

 

There is a concert at 3 pm each Friday of camp at Rosemont School.  Because your chamber group cannot perform without you, the concert is mandatory for all camp participants.  

 

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Full day camp: 9:30am-3:30pm

Full day: $475 each week 

Half Day Option: Afternoon String Orchestra:$250 each week

Afternoon String  Orchestra: 12:30-3:30pm

Half Day Camp for beginner  students age 6-11

Violin, Viola , Cello
Time: 12:30-3:30 pm
Tuition:$250
This program is for young and beginner string students. This program helps students to develop technique and musicianship through scales, etudes, music reading, and a variety of repertoire. Our faculty members bring their own experiences to the program as they work together in creating a solid foundation and inspiring environment for our young string players.

  • Because we limit our registration to 40-50 students per week,  please reserve your spot at camp with full tuition payment when you register online.
  • No tuition refunds will be given . The program is very personalized. Small number of student/teacher ratio    After viewing and evaluating each student’s audition video the faculty will select the music for individual student and group the students. Your commitment is crucial.
  • Full payment of tuition is due with application.  Before and After Camp fee  is due on June 1.

 

 

Extended day options:

  • Before camp : 8:00am-9:30am      ($60/week or $15/day)
  • After camp: 3:30pm-6:00pm     ($100/week or $25/day)

Application:

  • You can submit  online   application form
  • Full payment of tuition is due with application.  Before and After Camp fee  is due on June 1.
  • Applicants are required to submit an audition video  so students can be placed appropriately in groups.
  •  Application deadline is June 1, 2017.
  • On line Paypal payment is available.
  • Check payable to CHAMBER STRINGS

Mail your application/tuition to:

Chamber Strings
P.O. Box 721
Paoli, PA 19301

For further information,please contact Chamber Strings and Vivace directors at chamberstringspa@gmail.com
Leah Kim and Jennifer Jie Jin,Co-directors

 

Location: Rosemont School of the Holy Child 1344 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010
Please contact : chamberstringspa@gmail.com or call 215-253-9040