The First Note
The Texas All-State Strings Camp began in 2008 in the living room of its founder, Daniel Saenz. Very soon the camp had to find a more spacious location as the attendees doubled in number in the camp’s second and third year. Now in its ninth year, the Texas All-State Strings Camp serves about 100 students each year and assists many of them on achieving their goals of making the Region and Texas All-State orchestras. This year we are excited to offer, for the first time, the same intensive instruction online with the additions of guest artists, one extra day of instruction, and the a "Pre-Camp" offering.
Cellist Daniel Saenz has performed and presented master classes throughout South America, Mexico, and the USA. Recent engagements have taken him to internationally renowned venues throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with orchestras in the United States, France, and Bolivia. An advocate of the music of our time, Mr. Saenz has performed under the auspices of Aperio, Music of the Americas, The Foundation for Modern Music, the University of Missouri Kansas City Musica Aestas Composition Festival, and SoundSCAPEComposition and Performance Exchange in Maccagno, Italy. More recently, Daniel performed at the Schlern International Music Festival in Völsam Schlern, the Rio International Cello Festival in Rio de Janeiro, and the National Arts Institute (UNA) in Buenos Aires. A graduate of the University of Houston, Rice University and the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Saenz is the Assistant Professor of Cello at Sam Houston State University School of Music where he teaches cello, coaches chamber music, and is a member of the Kolonneh String Quartet.