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Downing Orchestra

Javi Betancourt Summer Cello Camp

​Grades 6-12


On June 25-29, Join us at Downing Middle School for an entire week of making music, lessons, activities, and performance! Open to Middle School and High School cello students with at least 1 year experience (Beginner orchestra or Private lessons).

Early Bird registration available through March 31st for $200. Regular registration is $250 and closes May 31st. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to meet students of different ages, levels, and from other campuses!

Why Attend an orchestra summer camp?

Here is why parents and students love orchestra summer camps!

The UNT summer camp challenged me.  It helped me focus deeper into the music and mature as a person and a musician. It was an awesome experience seeing the college and combining with more orchestra people.

-Haley Klopping, student

I've gone to the UTA Summer Strings camp every year since the fifth grade. I look forward to it every summer! We learn a lot of cool music, get to meet lots of new friends and the concert at the end is always a ton of fun!
-Kyle Porter, student

I started going to UTA Summer Strings last year and now I want to go every year.  The music is tough but I really feel like I learn a lot, and it's so much fun staying in the dorms and being surrounded by so many musicians!

-Shelly Magnotti, student

My kid loves going to UTA Summer Strings.  He's always exhausted but happy when he comes back and I love the opportunities he gets there.  They bring in some great teachers and he learns a lot.  I recommend it to anyone!

-Joey Harris - parent

UNT Orchestra Summer Day Camp

Denton Campus Music Building


he String Orchestra Day Camp (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Chappell) is offered each summer during the month of June. Over 125 students rehearse in elementary, middle, and high school orchestras under the direction of stellar guest conductors from the DFW area. Over the course of the week, ensembles will develop a concert program to be presented on Friday, June 15th. Students will also receive enrichment instruction in improvisation, music theory and history. String orchestra students with at least one year of experience playing violin, viola, cello or double bass are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to develop and maintain their technique, play fun music, and meet new friends. 

Baylor Summer Middle School Music Camps

​Grades 7-9


The Baylor University School of Music annual Middle School Band and Orchestra Camp offers one week of intense, yet fun-filled training in performance.  Camp students are under the artistic supervision and guidance of the faculty of the Baylor School of Music.  In addition, outstanding music teachers, conductors, and performers from throughout the state of Texas will join the staff to ensure that students receive the highest quality instruction.  The camp will conclude Saturday morning with the Grand Concert featuring musical performances by each of the camp ensembles.

UTA Summer Strings​

Grades 5-12

Overnight and Commuter Approximately $405

The UTA Summer Strings Camp provides young musicians who have been playing a string instrument for at least one year the opportunity to learn advanced techniques, theory and music literature from outstanding music educators in a string orchestra setting.  High school students can also receive instruction from the UTA Music Department professors on Texas All State Audition materials in an All State Masterclass.

Summer String Camp Information

Interested in signing up for an orchestra summer camp?  Orchestra camps are a great way to keep up with your instrument over the summer, and an awesome way to make some new friends!