String Orchestra Camp


Camp Description

The Arts+ String Orchestra Camp never fails to impress! Join fellow student musicians in grades 2 - 12 from the Charlotte area for an incredible week of orchestra.

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. Filled with games, new music, three different orchestras, and chamber music experiences, our string campers are sure to make memories that last a lifetime. Our players will learn from and perform alongside top educators from the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte-area schools. Camp will finish with a concert on Friday afternoon that is free and open to the public.

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!

Students will perform in one of three ensembles, based on experience:

  • Green Orchestra (8th-12th grade)
  • Blue Orchestra (5th-8th grade)
  • Red Orchestra (2nd-5th grade) **New ensemble for young students who are ready to try out being in an orchestra!**

Blue and Green Orchestras: Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument and be able to read music for their instrument.

Red Orchestra: Students must have at least one school year's worth of instruction on their instrument. Note-reading skills are not required.

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

Merit Awards of $50 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), Western Regional Orchestra Jr., All-State Regional Orchestra and CMS Middle or High School Honors Orchestra. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at 704.377.4238 to process a merit award.

Advanced students who have registered for String Orchestra Camp may audition (in June) for a full-tuition scholarship to camp. The solo competition scholarship winner will perform their solo, with accompaniment at the final camp concert in July. Please email Camp Director Erica Hefner to schedule an audition time in June. The winner will have their tuition waived upon selection by the audition committee.

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

$325 + $35 registration fee

Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week. Add Aftercare to your cart at check out.

Erica Hefner

The safety of your camper, along with our faculty and staff, is of utmost importance as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Arts+ is dedicated to following CDC guidelines and recommendations of local health organizations. This includes required mask-wearing for all camp participants, temperature checks upon arrival, social distancing, small-group activities, well-ventilated indoor spaces, and frequent sanitizing of hands and surfaces.

Arts+ COVID Protocols


String Orchestra Camp