FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should attend?

Any high school string player from Texas (other states participants are welcomed, too) who are seriously interested in preparing for their Region and All-State auditions. 

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors are highly trained, leading pedagogues from prestigious institutions such as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Rice University, Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston and the Greater Metro Area. For detailed information visit our faculty page.

What are the dates?

August 3-7, 2020, Monday through Friday 

Morning Sessions 

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions with special guests

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Monday - Robert de Maine, Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Tuesday - Igor Yuzefovich, Concertmaster, BBC Symphony

Wednesday - Madeline Adkins, Concertmaster, Utah Symphony

Thursday - Faculty Spotlight led by Chloé Trevor, Violin Soloist

Friday - Mike Block, Multi-Style Cellist 

Where is the camp?

This year our camp will be delivered online via Zoom. Links to Zoom rooms will be made available to all campers the week of the camp.

How much is the camp?

$325 plus $25 registration fee. 

How can I register?

You can register online on our registration page.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

To read our full cancellation policy, please click here.

 

What are the class sizes?

Class sizes vary, but most classes are limited to 8-10 students per class. We strive to keep the class size small to make sure teachers can give individual attention to each student.

How are classes divided?

Classes are divided into three levels: 

Advanced - Former All-State members or those who have learned both their etudes completely

Intermediate -Students who haven't learned their etudes yet, but are interested in learning the All-State excerpts for auditioning

Beginners -  Students who are interested in auditioning for Region only

 

If you are unsure of which class you should be in, ask your private teacher or orchestra director or contact us on the contact page.

What to expect?

 We will have three sessions lasting approximately 80 minutes each.  A break of 20 minutes is planned between the two morning sessions. Our afternoon sessions are from 1:00 pm - 3 pm and will feature guests artists performing and teaching. Everyone is required to attend these sessions, although performing for guest artists is by audition only. Please see this link for more info about auditions.

What if I get sick and miss a day?

Unfortunately, unforeseen events happen. We are unable to reimburse you for any missed days since our instructors are hired several months ahead of time.

What shall I prepare for the camp?

 Please bring your instrument, a folding music stand, rock stop (cello and bass), pencils, notebook, a copy of the required all-state etudes and orchestral excerpts, and a "ready to learn' attitude! 

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