Summer 2024: Local Camps, Workshops, Orchestras & Festivals

Organized by date of event:

SUNFLOWER RAGTIME ORCHESTRA
When: Session 1: June - Session 2: July
What: Rehearse and perform popular orchestral music of the early 1900s with other adult amateur musicians!
Where: Olathe, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Adult Amateur
Audition: No
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UMSL STRING CAMP
When: June 4 - 6
What: A three-day workshop held in the beautiful Touhill Performing Arts Center, offering string orchestra, instrument technique classes, guided practice sessions, and masterclasses.
Where: University of Missouri in St. Louis, MO
Levels/Ages Accepted: Ages 14-18
Audition: No
Deadline: May 24
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SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP - BLANCHE BRYDEN INSTITUTE
When: June 23 - 29
What: Chamber music camp with performance opportunities. 
Where: Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas
Levels/Ages Accepted: High School Students
Audition: Yes
Deadline: April 19th
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MASTER OF THE ORCHESTRA CAMP - THE METROPOLITAN CONSERVATORY
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HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL CAMP - BETHANY COLLEGE
When: June 5 - 9
What: This exciting opportunity allows rising high school freshmen through graduated high school seniors an amazing opportunity to make music on the Bethany Campus!
Where: Lindsborg, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Only for entering freshmen-graduated HS seniors who have completed one full year of school band or orchestra.
Audition: No
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MIDDLE SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC DAY CAMP - BETHANY COLLEGE
When: June 8
What: This exciting opportunity allows entering seventh and eighth graders an amazing opportunity to make music! 
Where: Lindsborg, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Only for entering 7th graders through entering 8th graders who have completed one full year of school band or orchestra.
Audition: No
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UCM SUMMER MUSIC CAMP
When: June 8 - 14
What: This weeklong residential camp offers a comprehensive educational experience unmatched throughout the region in its teaching quality and intensity.

Where: Warrensburg, MO
Levels/Ages Accepted: Grades 6-12
Audition: No
Deadline: May 15
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MIDWESTERN MUSIC CAMP - KU SCHOOL OF MUSIC
When: June 9 - 13 (High School) / June 16 - 20 (Middle School)
What: Schedule includes clinics, rehearsals and other instructional activities. The culmination of the camp ends Thursday with an open-to-the-public performance.
Where: Lawrence, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Middle School - High School
Audition: No
Deadline: May 3, 2023
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KANSAS CITY CELLO SOCIETY PERFORMANCE
When: Rehearsals, June 18 & 20 / Performance, June 22
What: Summer rehearsal and performance opportunity.
Where: Merriam Christian Church in Merriam, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced 
Audition: No
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TANEYCOMO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
When: June 16 - June 29
What: The TFO provides free classical music and educational programs that serve the central Ozarks.
Where: Branson, MO
Levels/Ages Accepted:
Audition: Yes
Deadline: Until max capacity.
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SALINA SUMMER STRINGS
When: June 23 - 29
What: Chamber music coaching, master classes, and private instruction.
Where: Salina, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Beginner through Advanced
Audition: No
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STRING LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - K-STATE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
When: June 23 - 27
What: Large Ensemble & Chamber Music Coaching, Leadership Training & Team Building Activities, Exciting Performance & Cultural Opportunities, Music Service Projects & Call Hall Ice Cream!

Where: Manhattan, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: High School

Audition: No
Deadline: May 24
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KC BASS WORKSHOP
When: June 25 - 29
What: Annual symposium devoted to the instruction of the next generation of bass players as well as the instruction of strings teachers in the latest advances and innovation in bass pedagogy.
Where: Merriam, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: ALL
Audition: No
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MEDIEVAL MUSIC CAMP
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WARM WOOD ROCK ORCHESRTA CAMP AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
When: July 7-13 for overnight campers, July 8-12 for day campers
What: Enjoy workshops and rehearsals during the day with our world class faculty of Artist Mentors. Be inspired by and participate in concert events every evening, with a massive final concert on the camp’s last night.
Where: MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Open to acoustic and electric string players, singers, guitarists, and electric bass players from ages 12 years through adult; hobbyists, professionals, educators, and students.
Audition: No
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STRING FLING - MISSOURI STATE
When: July 16 - 19
What: String Fling campers are placed into small ensembles, according to their respective abilities, to work with coaches and perform in master classes, and also comprise a string orchestra. (Performance at the end.)
Where: Springfield, MO
Levels/Ages Accepted: Ages 13-18
Audition: No
Deadline: June 10, 2023
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HEARTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC - FESTIVAL ADULT WORKSHOP
When: July 18 - 21
What: 
For adult amateur musicians to explore great works of chamber music.
Where: Prairie Village, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Ages 21 and up
Audition: No
Deadline: June 1
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17th ANNUAL JULY STRINGS CAMP
When: July 22 - 26
What: For violin, viola, cello and bass students with 4-7+ years of experience. Students will partake in string technique, sectionals, orchestra rehearsal, music history, and theory.
Where: Kansas City, MO
Levels/Ages Accepted: Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Students with 4-7+ years of experience.
Audition: No
Deadline: Until max capacity.
Contact: Robert Hagenbuch Jr., composer1767@sbcglobal.net
Learn More: Details, Click Here / Form, Click Here

HEARTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC - FESTIVAL
When: July 26 -  August 3
What: 
Chamber music, orchestra, master classes, and student, faculty, and guest performances.
Where: Overland Park, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Ages 12-30 
Audition: Yes
Deadline: May 1, 2023.
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HEARTLAND CAMBER MUSIC - FESTIVAL SCHOLARS
When: July 26 -  August 3
What: 
Festival Scholars is a full scholarship opportunity for 8 highly-gifted musicians to receive intense chamber music coaching.
Where: Overland Park, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Advanced
Audition: Yes
Deadline: April 14
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HEARTLAND CAMBER MUSIC - JUNIOR FESTIVAL
When: July 27 -  August 1
What: Chamber music coaching, chamber orchestra and masterclasses for selected string students.
Where: Overland Park, KS
Levels/Ages Accepted: Ages 15 and under
Audition: Yes
Deadline: May 5
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Do you know of another summer string camp or workshop for us to include?
Please let us know and send the details to: info@kcstrings.com