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 2-6, 2021, Monday through Friday 

Morning Session cello and bass only

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Afternoon Session violin and viola only

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Where is the camp?

This year our camp will be in person. Location is St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

How much is the camp?

$350 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 two sessions lasting approximately 80 minutes each during each session.  A break of 10 minutes is planned between the two morning sessions. Our morning sessions are for cello and bass only and will run 9 am - 12 pm. The afternoon sessions are for violin and viola only and will run from 1:00 pm - 4 pm.

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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