String Summer Camps

Orchestra Conditioning Camp

DATES: August 2-6, 2021, $95*
 for string students grades 6
-8

K-State String Division &the Community School for the Performing Arts are offering an "Orchestra Conditioning Camp" for string students in grades 6-8 during the 2020-21 school year. 

6th Grade (or 1-2 years of instruction) - 9:00-11:30 each day
7th & 8th Grade (or 3-4 years of instruction) - 1:00-3:30 each day

Each daily session offers a 50-minute orchestra rehearsal, a 20-minute community building activity, and a 40-minute instrument specific session on a variety of topics. These classes are taught by the following:

  1. Orchestra Rehearsal - Rachel Dirks
  2. Community Building Activity - KSU String Division Students
  3. Instrument Specific Classes - Mandy Wang & KSU String Division Students


2021 Summer Chamber Music Camp 

DATES: August 9-12, 2021, $125*  
for string students, elementary through high school, who can read music

This four-day camp focuses on developing important chamber music skills which helps young performers build confidence and acquire critical musicianship skills that can make them better ensemble players and soloists. Each day of the camp, participants will receive coachings and take part in daily seminars led by CSPA faculty and KSU String Division students. The camp will culminate with each group performing on the final concert that will be open to the public.

  • Daily intensive chamber music coaching
  • Masterclasses
  • Musicianship Class
    1. Music Theory class
    2. Rhythm Session
    3. Sight Reading
    4. Developing techniques (vibrato, pizzicato, and double stop)

Community School for the Performing Arts is launching its Summer Chamber Music Camp for violin, viola, cello students who can read music. Participants will be assigned to one or more groups and repertoire will be based on their levels. Repertoire is carefully selected to challenge and inspire young players. Music will be assigned and distributed prior to the beginning of the camp. All students will have access to the following programs below. Certificates of completion will be issued to participants.

9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Chamber Music Coaching, with breaks
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Supervised lunch, food not provided – please send a lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Master Classes & Musicianship Classes
Final concert at 7:00 p.m., Thursday August 12, Location: TBA

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Group Violin Bootcamp

Violin Bootcamp - Foundations A
Instructor: Mandy Wang
Ages: 4-7
Day: M-F 
Dates: Jul 19-23
Cost: $75 (includes violin)
Times: Violin Bootcamp Foundations A (ages 4-7) 9:00-9:30am
Spend a week getting to know the violin in our class designed for 4-7 year olds who have never played. Great emphasis is put on the posture of both the violin and the bow and the mechanics of how the hands coordinate to play the instrument. The class involves listening games, fun activities, and engagement of both the parent and the child. This class provides instruction, support, and inspiration for parents new to the Suzuki Method. Best for students who have never played and are hoping to start our Suzuki private lesson program or Group Violin in the fall. 

Violin Bootcamp - Foundations B
Instructor: Mandy Wang
Ages: 8-11  
Day: M-F 
Dates: Jul 19-23
Cost: $75 (includes violin)
Times: Violin Bootcamp Foundations B (ages 8-11) 9:45-10:15am
Spend a week getting to know the violin in our class designed for 8-11 year olds who have never played. Great emphasis is put on the posture of both the violin and the bow and the mechanics of how the hands coordinate to play the instrument. The class involves listening games, fun activities, and engagement of both the parent and the child. This class provides instruction, support, and inspiration for parents new to the Suzuki Method. Best for students who have never played and are hoping to start our Suzuki private lesson program or Group Violin in the fall.

Violin Bootcamp - Beginnings 
Instructor: Mandy Wang
Ages: 4-8
Day: M-F 
Dates: Jul 19-23
Cost: $75 (includes violin)
Times: Violin Bootcamp Beginnings 10:30-11:10am
Spend a week exploring the violin in our class designed for students with at least some violin experience. This class reinforces basic posture (violin and bow) and review of the new and fundamental skills. Best for students who have just started playing and are hoping to continue Group Violin in the fall or move into private lessons.

Violin Bootcamp - Adventures 
Instructor: Mandy Wang
Grades: 2-5
Day: M-F
Dates: Jul 19-23
Cost: $75 (includes violin) Times: Violin Bootcamp Adventures 11:20am-12:00pm
Designed for 8-11 year olds with previous playing experience. This class will talk about note reading, musicianship, and playing together. Class includes the use of a violin. Ideal for students with experience and those considering Violin Choir and private lessons.