Orchestra 101 Camp (GRADES 5 - 8)

JUNE 19 - 23

Camp Description

Have you been interested in learning a string instrument but not sure where to start? Not sure you’re ready to sign up for a whole year of middle school orchestra and want to get your feet wet instead? This camp is perfect for you! Running the same week as our String Orchestra Camp, this Orchestra 101 Camp is designed for rising 5th to 8th graders who are interested in learning an instrument for the first time. This will jump-start you into a middle school orchestra ensemble at your school or with community groups!

No experience is required for this camp!

We’ll spend the week learning the basics of our instruments, how to take care of them, starting technique, and all the fundamentals you need to get started successfully on a new musical journey. This camp is perfect for students who have never been in an orchestra before, or who have some orchestra experience but want to change instruments.

Available instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.

Already been playing for a year on your instrument? Go to our String Orchestra Camp page to sign up for the full orchestra experience!

No experience is required. Participants must be rising 5th-8th grade students. Younger students are invited to try out our Discovering Strings+Art Camp (grades Pre K - 2) if they wish to learn a new instrument.

Campers may bring their own instrument or borrow an Arts+ instrument for the week (note, the instrument will stay at camp overnight). Please specify in the registration form if you have your own. If you would like to rent an instrument of your own, feel free to reach out to our Camp Director for recommendations on local shops that offer rentals.

Campers will perform the music they have learned this week in a special concert on Friday. The performance will be at 2 p.m. sharp and camp is then dismissed at the concert's conclusion. Students should wear their camp t-shirts for the concert. Additional information will be sent out the week of camp.

Limited financial aid is available to qualifying families, processed on a first-come-first-served basis. Click here for additional information on how to apply.

Erica Hefner


Orchestra 101 Camp

Calendar Camps
Instructor Erica Hefner
Age Groups Grades 5 - 8
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $300 + $25 registration fee
Duration 7h 30m
Start Date Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Repeats? Repeats Daily, starting from Jun 19, 2023, until Jun 23, 2023
Upcoming Dates
(next 9 months)
  • Mon, Jun 19, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 20, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 21, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 22, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Jun 23, 2023 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
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