Summer String Camp
Explore this Section
Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association Presents the Annual Summer String Camp
2020 dates and location to be announced.
$120.00/participant – includes activities and a camp tee shirt
Final Camp Concert:
Friday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m., Bearden High School Auditorium
Deadline to apply:
Friday, May 29, 2020
Camp Application available in March, 2020
String Camp provides an opportunity for new orchestra players to become oriented with ensemble playing and gives players with experience a week of great music making and fun during the summer off-season. Students are placed randomly based on experience and application information. Please make sure you meet all the requirements for the level for which you apply. We strive to keep the competitive feel out of the camp program and put no emphasis on seating and placement, but will move a student in his/her best interest if the level they are in appears too challenging and stressful. Applicants for the Finale Level may be asked to audition.
♪ PRELUDE: (Introduction to ensemble playing). Excellent opportunity for first-time orchestra players and for students with little orchestra experience. Recommended for new students who will audition for the Youth Orchestra Association during annual August auditions.
Open to string students who have a good set-up including posture and basic technique plus studies in note-reading and rhythm training. Minimum of at least one year of study on instrument before applying. Average age: 6—12.
♪ OVERTURE: Offers an environment for students who have a limited orchestra experience to sharpen their ensemble skills while learning fun, new music. Recommended for new and returning students who will audition for the Youth Orchestra Association during the annual August auditions.
Open to string students who have a good set-up including posture and basic technique plus studies in note-reading and rhythm training. Minimum of at least one year of orchestra experience before applying. Average age: 9—14.
♪ INTERMEZZO: A week of great music-making during the orchestra off-season. An opportunity for non-members to rehearse and perform with members of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestras and a chance for experienced younger players to work at a higher playing level.
Open to string students who have at least three years of orchestra experience. Must be solid in rhythm training and comfortable with shifting. Students should have experience using vibrato. It is recommended that Intermezzo students take private lessons. Average age: 11—16.
♪ FINALE: High-quality, artistic string playing with advanced string repertoire. Important opportunity for students who will audition for the most advanced Youth Orchestra ensembles in the fall. Ensemble also includes University of Tennessee students, Youth Orchestra Alumni, Staff and KSO members.
Enrollment is limited to advanced string students with a minimum of five years orchestra experience. Applicants are required to have a signature from their private music instructor. Must be accurate in higher positions, off-string bowings, vibrato and have a mature, controlled tone. Students applying to this level will be approved after review from the camp conductors and may be asked to audition. Average age: 14—18. Students must be at least 12 years old.
Summer String Camp Brochure and Schedule – Available in March, 2020
For Questions or More Information
Contact: Kathy Hart, KSYO Manager and Camp Coordinator:
Kathy@knoxvillesymphony.com Kathy’s Cell: (865) 680-8125