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

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. The performance will be at 2:00 p.m. in the NWSA Auditorium, and camp 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. Steps to receive your Merit Award:

  1. Add the camp to your cart and complete questionnaire.  Don't pay yet!
  2. Before paying, contact our Student Services Coordinator at to receive your coupon code.
  3. Add your coupon code to your account before you check out, and then make your payment.

Advanced students who have registered for String Orchestra Camp may audition June 6 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Northwest School of the Arts 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 early June. The winner will have their registration fee refunded 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.

Erica Hefner

Aftercare is available for this camp from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week. Click here to register.


String Orchestra Camp

Calendar Camps
Age Groups Rising 2nd - 12th graders
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $325 plus $25 registration fee
Duration 7h 30m
Start Date Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Repeats? Repeats Daily, starting from 6/22/2020, until 6/26/2020
Upcoming Dates
(next 9 months)
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 23, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 25, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri, Jun 26, 2020 from 9:00am - 4:30pm
Registration Click here to register.
Export Calendar Click here to download an .ics file that can be used to add this class to your personal calendar.
Notes Aftercare is available 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week.
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