Many of you asked me to send this out closer to the beginning of summer again. Below are three different half-day camps I will be directing this summer that may be appropriate for your students: one beginner camp (at Mason's) and two intermediate camps (one at Mason's and one at Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts).

The beginner camp is coming up soon...the second week of June. This camp would be appropriate for new students without any experience or students who have been in our program for a year (i.e., Poco Players, Preludio, first year of Da Capo Strings).

The intermediate camps are on different weeks in July and will feature different music, different venues, and different faculty, so students can enroll in both intermediate camps if you would like! These intermediate camps are ideal for Sinfonia Allegro students, Da Capo Strings students who are working hard this summer for a Sinfonia Allegro audition, and middle-school aged Arioso students. Those Arioso students who register will be combined together for challenging chamber group activities.

Finally, if you have a high school student who is advanced and wants to volunteer as a camp intern for any of these weeks, let me know and I can see if we can make that happen!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions in the meantime! I've already started picking up music for the camps, and I'm excited! Registration links are below!

Miss Joanna


Mason's String Camps: Beginner and Intermediate.

Beginning (absolute beginner to mid-book 1 Suzuki) - July 9 - 13

Intermediate (mid-book 1 Suzuki to early book 3) - June 11-15

These camps will also be 8 am to 12 pm and will have similar characteristics to the TRAA camp, minus the Bible study aspect. Mason's camps can also be combined with their afternoon camps if you are looking for an all-day option. If interested in these camps, you can register here.

A sample day for the Mason's camp would be as follows:

8:00 to 8:45 - chamber group
8:45 to 9:30 - orchestra sectionals
9:30 to 10:30 - big orchestra together
10:30 to 10:45 - break
10:45 to 11:15 - music theory/music history/rotating period
11:15 to 12:00 - chamber group

On Friday, a camp concert would be presented for parents at 11 am.


Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts Intermediate String Camp!

For intermediate string students: July 23 to 27 from 8 am to 12 pm at Thomasville Road Baptist Church.

This camp is ideal for 6 to 14 year olds who are studying in the middle of Suzuki book 1 to early book 3. It will include a big orchestra time, sectionals, chamber groups, music theory/history, and a Bible study time. Read more about it on the attached flyer! If you would like to register, you can register here.

A sample day for the TRAA camp would be as follows:

8:00 to 8:30 - check-in and tuning; open with prayer and short devotion
8:30 to 9:00 - chamber group
9:00 to 9:30 - orchestra sectionals
9:30 to 10:30 - big orchestra together
10:30 to 10:45 - break
10:45 to 11:15 - music theory/music history/rotating period
11:15 to 12:00 - chamber group

On Friday, a camp concert would be presented for parents at 11 am.