Camps

[Closed] String Orchestra Camp

The Arts+ String Orchestra Camp never fails to impress! Join fellow student musicians from the Charlotte area for an incredible week of orchestra.

Camp Description

Camp is already over for 2020, but we can't wait to see you for Summer 2021.

The Arts+ String Orchestra Camp is an exciting and life-changing camp! Why? Because young musicians from across the Charlotte area come together to learn, perform, and grow as musicians together. Our players will grow in confidence, hone their technique, and discover just what they're capable of as an orchestra player. Come join us to make some amazing music together!

  • Small Group Instrument Classes
  • Private Lesson Coaching
  • Special Topic Sessions like Improvisation, College Prep, Chamber Music and GarageBand
  • Guest Artist Talks featuring musicians from across the nation
  • Masterclasses
  • Virtual Band/Orchestra Compilation Project
  • Honor Band/Orchestra Audition Coaching

SAMPLE SCHEDULE - MAY VARY BY DAY
Classes & Activities - 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Individually scheduled private lessons - Various Times

PREREQUISITES 
Student must have at least one school year of instruction on their instrument and know how to read sheet music for their instrument.

INSTRUMENTS 
Students must have their own instruments.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
- Laptop or tablet with Zoom app downloaded
- Device with microphone and video camera that can record such as a cell phone.
- Optional: device with GarageBand installed. (Apple product)

LEVEL OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
Teens should be able to manage the camp themselves, but parents should be available to assist with technical difficulties.

AVERAGE DAILY SCREEN TIME
4 to 4 1/2 hours

FINANCIAL AID
Some financial aid is available to eligible families. Please follow this link for additional information on how to apply and the application deadline. 

MERIT AWARDS
Merit Awards of $25 toward camp tuition are available to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), Youth Orchestras of Charlotte (YOC), Union Symphony Youth Orchestra (USYO), North Carolina Western Regional Orchestra/Band, North Carolina All-State Regional Orchestra/Band and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Middle or High School Honors Orchestra/Band. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at registration@artsplus.org to process a merit award.  We have 28 Merit Awards to offer for Summer 2020, and they will be awarded on a first-come-first served basis.

Merit Awards for Summer 2020 are generously provided by Tosco Music and the Bill Williams Memorial Fund.