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Downing Orchestra

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.

Javier Betancourt String Camp​​

Day Camp


                  As the school year comes to a close and you’re trying to figure out how to fight the summer boredom, come hang out with us to make music! Mark your calendar for June 20-24, from 10 AM-3 PM at Downing Middle School.  Each camper will have the opportunity to perform in an orchestra and in small chamber music groups. 

We realized there was a need to include our violin, viola, and bass friends in this week-long camp that allows each student to grow musically, develop leadership skills, and above all, have a great time! Each camper will have the opportunity to have a daily coaching in their instrument, be a part of a chamber music groups that will be coached by the camp staff, and take part of playing in an orchestra. If you have never been to a music summer camp, now is the time to try it out since we are nearby.

I have enlisted the help of some friends and colleagues to put together a camp that will include more than just cellos this year.  Additionally, we will have a 3-day residency with My Trio as students will be coached by the guest artists. We will end on Friday with a performance featuring the campers performing with their chamber groups and orchestra.  The recital will finish with a performance from our guest artists followed by the campers joining the Trio for one last piece followed by a reception. 

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!

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

UNT Orchestra Summer Day Camp

Denton Campus Music Building


The Orchestra Summer Day Camp (directed by Dr. Rebecca Roesler) is offered each summer during the month of June.  Over 125 students rehearse in elementary and middle school orchestras under the direction of guest conductors.  Students also receive instruction in music theory and music history classes.