String Orchestra Camp (GRADES K - 12)

JUNE 19 - 23

Camp Description

The Arts+ String Orchestra Camp is back again for 2023! Young musicians from across the Charlotte area come together to learn, perform, and grow as musicians together. The camp is filled with games, new music, four different orchestras, chamber music experiences, and a NEW Orchestra 101 track for rising 5th-8th-grade students. 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.

Camp musicians grow in confidence in their instruments, hone their technique, and discover just what they're capable of as an orchestra player. Come join us to make some amazing music together!


  • Green Orchestra (8th-12th grade)
  • Blue Orchestra (5th-8th grade)
  • Orchestra 101 (5th-8th grade) - Learn a New Instrument - No experience required! (Sign up here)
  • Red Orchestra (K-5th grade)

A new offering to the Arts+ summer lineup, Orchestra 101 is designed for middle school students who are interested in joining an orchestra! No experience is required. 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. To learn more and register, click here.

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 and Yellow Orchestras: 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., 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. Contact our Student Services Coordinator before completing your registration at 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 the camp director, Erica Hefner, to schedule an audition time in June. The winner will have their tuition waived upon selection by the audition committee.

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


String Orchestra Camp

Calendar Camps
Instructor Erica Hefner
Age Groups Grades K - 12
Location Northwest School of the Arts
Pricing $325 + $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
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 Refund Policy - Full refund (minus registration fee) if cancelled by 11:59 pm Sunday one week prior to the start of camp. 50% refund (minus registration fee) offered in the 7 days before the start of camp.
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