2024 String Summer Camps

We encourage students to keep their instruments over the summer and participate in one of these fun summer camps. Email Henry to add your group to this list.

String Summer Camp
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Please contact the individual organizations for further information.

Camp Website DatesLocationDescription
Alternative Rock Day Camp July 15 – 19 or July 29 – August 2, 2024 Kaleidoscope School of Music, Issaquah WA Camps are 9 AM - 3 PM Monday - Friday, for kids 10-17. Camp at Rock Academy is a fun, hands-on experience in creating a real rock band. We use alternative rock, punk, indie and grunge songs of the last 30 years as our curriculum.
American Banjo Camp - Adult September 5 - 8, 2024 Port Orchard, WA Spend a long weekend away from everyday life's toil and cares with nothing to do but hang out with world-famous teachers and play the 5-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, or more. ABC features four levels of instruction in bluegrass banjo and four levels of instruction in old-time banjo, as well as a full-time guitar track, a full-time fiddle track, and a full-time mandolin track! We even have a resident bass specialist who will teach some bass workshops.
Baroque Strings Festival - Day Program Jul 29-Aug 2, 2024 Seattle WA For rising 8th-12th grade students of violin, viola, and cello, intermediate to advanced. Discover the thrill of Baroque style — where everyone's sound matters! The sparkle, refinement, and momentum of the music comes to life with a period bow in your hand. You'll come away not only with an understanding of Baroque repertoire but with new finesse in articulation and shaping that benefits everything you play.
BYSO Summer Camps 2024 Varies by program Varies by program At Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra summer camp, you'll study your instrument with professional musicians, learn new skills, and prepare a great last-day concert, all in a fun relaxed summer setting. You'll meet lots of other musicians and leave even more inspired about music!
Cornish Summer Music Programs Varies by program. Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Every summer, hundreds of students gather on our vibrant downtown Seattle campus to attend a variety of classes taught by some of the region's best-known practicing artists and esteemed Cornish faculty.
Evergreen Music Festival Varies by session Varies by session A complete summer music experience for orchestral Instrumentalists ages 8-21. EMF features a day camp for younger musicians and an extended day camp for older musicians.
Girls Rock Day Camp July 8 – 12, 2024 Issaquah WA Camps are 9 AM - 3 PM Monday - Friday, for kids 10-17. Camp at Rock Academy is a fun, hands-on experience in creating a real rock band. We use alternative rock, punk, indie and grunge songs of the last 30 years as our curriculum. We rehearse as a band for one week then perform a show for family and friends. Instrumentalists should have at least 1-2 years of playing experience and/or a current private instructor.
Jupiter Summer Camp July 14-20, 2024 Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA Overnight Chamber Music Intensive for string students currently in grades 8-12. Conductors Dr. Christopher Hanson, Anna Edwards, Ron Jones among other master teachers. Guest artist from the Seattle Symphony and other sought after professionals. Opportunities for large group, small group and individualized instruction. Financial aid is available.
Karen Iglitzin-Zen Garden Chamber Music June 24-28, 2024 & July 8-12, 2024 Seattle WA Summer Day Camps in Seattle, ages 11 - 21. Camps generally will not exceed 16 participants. The venue has 2 outdoor canopies - one in the Zen Garden in the backyard, one in the front. There are also two large, indoor rooms. The camps enroll on a first come, first served basis. Due to the extreme limit on numbers, the spots often go very quickly.
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Camp August 5-9, 2024 Maple Valley WA Day camp with low tuition and scholarships available. Students 4th grade and up with at least 1 year of experience are welcome.
Marrowstone Music Festival Day Camp July 22 – August 2, 2024 Shorecrest High School. Seattle, WA A two-week orchestral training program for advanced student musicians, led by SYSO Music Director Juan Felipe Molano
Midsummer Musical Retreat - Adult July 29 to August 4, 2024 Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA Midsummer Musical Retreat has adopted the goal of providing rich musical experiences for the adult musician... a music camp for grown-ups.
Music NW Adult Chamber Music Camp - Adult Two weekends, check website Seattle WA Music Northwest invites adult musicians to spend two weekends in intensive chamber music rehearsals with outstanding Northwest coaches. A minimum of at least 3 years of experience on an instrument is required. (strings, woodwinds, french horn, piano.) Our program features coached rehearsals with artist-teachers. Rehearsal venues are arranged individually with each ensemble and the Camp Director following registration. Options include private home, public venue, or coaching studio. Already formed groups are welcome or we will match you up with an appropriate group.
Music NW Youth Chamber Music Camp August 11-17, 2024 Seattle WA Our Camp provides an alternative to music camps focused on large ensembles and orchestral playing. Instead, we offer an intensive five days of chamber music rehearsals in groups of 3 to 5 students working intimately with professional musicians who specialize in chamber music.
Music Works NW Summer Camps Varies by age, see website Varies by age, see website We have created a variety of NEW summer camps to fill young brains with music! Camps are taught by professional teaching artists and many camps will include a student showcase at the end of the week for family and friends.
Peniel Ranch Music Camp July 11, 2024 - July 14, 2024 Okanogan WA Love music? Whether you've played for a long time or want to get started, this camp is for you! If you have never touched an instrument before, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try out different instruments and learn more about music theory. If you are an avid musician, this is a wonderful chance for you to play with others and enjoy the company of other musicians.
Seabeck Suzuki Music Camp June 13-16, 2024 Seabeck Conference Center located in Seabeck, WA Suzuki Music Camp includes music-related activities such as chamber music, orchestra, repertoire classes, group lessons, concerts, and recitals. Recreational activities available at Seabeck include arts & crafts, swimming, boating, tennis, volleyball, soccer, ping-pong, and hiking.
Studio East Summer Camps Varies by class Varies by class Studio East offers best-in-class training in the performing arts and live theater to children ages 4 - 19. Tapping Seattle's most talented teaching artists, our classes and camps serve thousands of students annually.
Summer Sounds July 22-26, 2024 & July 29 - Aug 2, 2024 Lynnwood WA Musicians of all ages and skill levels Instrumental sections are given professional coaching. Each camp week has its own theme that inspires that weeks music and activities.
Summer String Academy JULY 21-26, 2024 Lazy F Camp, Ellensburg WA Connecting middle school students with professional musicians. Grades 6-9 (Entering Fall 2024) We’ve got amazing instructors, experienced music educators and a cool camp staff!
Summer Student Festival July 8-13, 2024 Seattle Waldorf High School The Summer Student Festival combines intensive chamber music education with lots of fun. Directed by Skyros Quartet, the festival is an incomparable week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students.
Summer Student Festival July 8 – 13, 2024 SEATTLE WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL The Summer Student Festival presents students with a unique opportunity to explore chamber music by working with a professional string quartet. Directed by Skyros Quartet, the festival is an incomparable week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students.
Suzuki Summer Cello Day Camp July 22-26, 2024 Our Redeemers Church in Ballard Campers will meet each morning from 9am - 12pm, and camp will culminate in a celebration concert on Friday the 21st. Classes will include all group warmups, musicianship, music history, music theory and cello ensembles. This is a camp for all ages and experience levels to give everyone a fun positive cello boost in the middle of the summer.
SYSO Summer Music Day Camp July 8 – 19, 2024 & July 8 – 19, 2024 Shorecrest High School in Shoreline We provide a fun summer learning experience for students ages 6-15. This camp is perfect for musicians looking to play in an orchestra for the first time, as well as intermediate level students wanting a challenge.
Taste O' Music Day Camp Vary by Session Northern Mercer Island In this engaging 1 week summer camp, kids will try out a variety of 8 different instruments, ranging from flutes to cellos! Rather than looking through a catalog and picking the shiniest or biggest one, kids will be able to spend quality time exploring various musical apparatuses in our engaging summer camp!
Weekend Retreat - Adult September 19-22, 2024 Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, WA The 14th annual Weekend Retreat will be September 19-22, 2024. Each chamber ensemble will enjoy a weekend of camaraderie and inspired music making with professional coaches in the Cascade foothills just outside Leavenworth, WA, a 2- to 3-hour drive from Seattle. The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is a picturesque retreat with a performance hall, practice huts and cabins. For this popular event, each ensemble chooses its own music selection and works together through the weekend coaching sessions, culminating in a final participant performance on Sunday afternoon.
Write Your Own Musical (Rising 6th to 9th) - Day Camp August 5-9, 2024 The Evergreen School, Shoreline WA Work with a musical mentor and stage director to create your own brand-new original miniature musical. In this camp, students will receive a crash-course in character and world building, playwriting, story structure and song composition and at the end of the week we will premiere our new hit show(s)!

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