String Orchestra Camp

For almost 20 years now, the Arts+ String Orchestra Camp never fails to impress! Join fellow student musicians from the Charlotte area for an exciting week of making music.

Camp Description

Learn from and perform alongside top educators from the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte-area schools. Throughout the week, campers will perform in either an intermediate or advanced orchestra, grow their musical independence in chamber ensembles, hone their technique in sectionals and build their confidence as young musicians. The week will finish with a concert on Friday afternoon that is free and open to the public. Join us for this exciting week!

Merit Awards

Merit Awards of $50 toward camp tuition are available to students who are members of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Jr. Youth Orchestra, Union Youth Orchestra, 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 704.887.0291 to process a merit award.

Solo Competition Scholarship

Advanced students who have registered for String Orchestra Camp may audition (in early 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 early June. The winner will have their registration fee refunded upon selection by the audition committee.


  • Student must be able to read music on their instrument


String Orchestra Camp


2018 summer camps are generously sponsored by the following:

  • Moore & Van Allen
  • Savills Studley
  • Poyner Spruill
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Robinson Bradshow
  • C Design
  • The Horne Company Partners
  • Gensler
  • Performance Fire
  • Superior Stone of the Southeast
  • Lomax Tile & Marble
  • Precision Plumbing
  • Warco Construction
  • Garmon & Company
  • Coatings 2000