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Minnesota Youth Symphonies Summer String Chamber Orchestra

In this full-day program, students will participate in orchestra rehearsal, led by MYS conductor Patricia Kelly. During this session students will play a wide variety of repertoire and gain a large amount of experience in a short amount of time. This fun and intensive environment with Maestra Kelly will give students a new skill set that will stay with them long after the camp is finished!

Where: Messiah Episcopal Church, 1631 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN

When: June 22 - 26, Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Who: String Players, While the camp is targeted towards 4th-8th grade students, high school students are welcome to sign up and will be placed in chamber groups with other students according to level.

Class Requirements: Level comparable to the middle of Suzuki (violin) book 2 up to book 5. Students should be able to play and read notes on all four strings with at least the first two finger patterns. Must understand basic concepts such as dynamics, bowings and key signatures D, G, and C major, and be able to count and read rhythms.

Tentative Schedule

9-10:15 Large Group Rehearsal

10:30-11:15 Small Orchestra or Chamber Music

11:15-11:45 Lunch

11:45-12:45 Music History or Music Theory

1:00-2:00 Sectionals

 2:00-3:00 Large Group Rehearsal

Performance on Friday, June 21nd from 1-2pm

Tuition Cost: $300

What to Bring: Instrument, Music Stand, Water, Lunch

Register here! Please register by June 19th, 2020