Summer Strings Camp 2020
CANCELLED - Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2020
for 7th & 8th Graders in Fall 2020
The fun and unique Strings Camp is a full-day, week-long day camp for violin, viola, cello and bass students entering 7th and 8th grade. The camp will be conducted by exemplary specialists in middle school orchestral music. The program includes sectionals, technique classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The camp culminates with a student performance on Friday evening. Summer Strings Camp provides students with the opportunity to maintain and improve their playing skills and musical knowledge during the summer.
Camp Director: Mrs. Alexandra Jackson, Hofius Intermediate
Dates: Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: Klein Collins High School, 20811 Ella Blvd., Spring, Texas 77388
Five days of instruction: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each day will consist of:
Orchestra rehearsal – there will be two levels of orchestras
Sectionals for each instrument (violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, bass)
Technique classes for every instrument at all levels
Two electives, a recreation period and a lunch are provided.
Student performance: Friday evening in the Klein Collins High School Performing Arts Center
Each camper recieves a Summer Strings camp t-shirt to be worn at final performance.
Cost: $200 per child for the week
Shirt Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2020 - after this date we cannot guarantee student will receive a t-shirt.
Hard Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - no new registrations after this date.
Refunds: $40 fee on refunds up to July 8, 2020; $50 fee on refunds after July 8, 2019. NO REFUNDS AFTER CAMP BEGINS.
Registration & Payment
Registration and payment are easy. Just click the "Register Here" button below and it will take you to our Wufoo form.
Be prepared to make your payment when filling out the registration form. If payment is not received at the time of registration, your child in not enrolled in the camp.
Orchestra - All students will be placed into an orchestra based on teacher recommendation and level of experience. Students will rehearse with the orchestra for an hour and a half each day where they will work on preparing a program for the Grand Concert Friday evening.
Sectionals - Students will be divided by their orchestra part: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, and Bass. They will spend this time working on their parts in the orchestra music.
Technique - This class will be divided by instrument (violins may be split further due to the high number of students). The students will work on increasing their technical abilities on their instrument.
Recreation - For thirty minutes each day the students will spend time with two Klein ISD coaches playing games and getting some exercise. It is a good way for students to blow off some steam in between classes.
Music Theory - Students will learn how music works. This is where you can learn the “nuts and bolts” of music. Students will learn things like how scales are built, what intervals are, what chords are and how to build them.
Advanced Music Theory - In the advanced theory class, students will work on deepening their understanding and some basic music composition.
Music History - Students will learn about music through the ages. The class will focus specifically on the evolution of orchestra music through time. Each day the students will learn about a different style era of orchestra music. This class will help students understand why certain music sounds the way it does and how to tell the difference between different styles.
Chamber Music - Students will be placed in small ensembles with their fellow camp students. Each ensemble will have a faculty coach who will hand select a piece for them to learn and they will perform at the Grand concert at the end of the week. Their faculty coach will work with them every day to help them prepare for their performance
Violin/Viola Vibrato - This elective is only available to violins and violas. In this class they will spend time each day learning to vibrato on their instruments.
Fiddling - This class is only available for violin students. Students will explore the variety of music styles under the umbrella of “fiddle music.” Students will also work on developing some improvisation techniques that are commonly used in performing fiddle music.
Improvising 101 - This class is for violas, cellos, and basses only. In this elective, students will learn the basics of how to improvise on their instruments. They will learn about things such as playing by ear and the twelve bar blues. These are skill many students might want to learn if they are interested in playing popular music.