Community Resources

Local Workshops & Upcoming Summer Camps 2022

July Strings Music Camp


16th Annual July Strings Camp, Music of Space
When: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., July 18-22
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Who: Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Students with 4-7+ years of experience

Director: Bob H. Hagenbuch, Jr.
Contact: composer1767@sbcglobal.net

Click here for a downloadable PDF of the application below!

KC Bass Workshop

KC Bass Workshop

June 27 - July 1st

All ages and levels welcome!

Learn more: www.kcbassworkshop.com

Youth Symphony of Kansas City Camps

Presented by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Please review the following pages for additional information:

Summer High School Strings Camp: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10, 2022

Summer Middle School Strings Camp: Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 2022

\Summer Middle School Band Camp: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2022

Registration is now open! Early enrollment is recommended. Must be registered by May 1, 2022.

Heartland Chamber Music Summer Festivals

Summer string festival opportunities available for all levels and ages!

Learn more: www.heartlandchambermusic.org/summer-festival

Metropolitan Conservatory's Master of the Orchestra Camp

Master of the Orchestra Camp

Explore music as an instrumentalist and conductor to become a true master of the orchestra!

Saturdays at 1:30 - 3:00 PM, June 4 - July 16

Learn more: www.metropolitanconservatorykc.com/master-of-the-orchestra-camp

Léopold Auer Music Festival

For dedicated violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano students of all ages and abilities

July 8-16, 2022

Located at Village Music Academy (Prairie Village, KS)

Learn more: www.leopoldauermusicfestival.org

Violin Camp with Destiny

Violin Camp with Destiny: A FUN intensive of all things violin! Students will have the chance to collaborate in an ensemble, receive personalized solo training and daily chamber music coachings from Destiny Ann Mermagen & UMKC Professor Michael Mermagen. They will also participate in masterclasses and perform in a final concert.

Dates & Times:
Monday, June 20th: 9:15 am -12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 21st: 9:15 am -12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 22nd: 9:15 am -12:00 pm
Thursday, June 23rd: 9:15 am -12:00 pm
Thursday, June 23rd: Final Concert @ 6:30 pm

Requirements/Details:
Fill Out the Form Below
-Students must be in grades 9-12 as of Fall 2022
-Submit a 5 minute or less video of yourself playing your current solo piece to destiny@destinyviolin.com by Sunday, May 22nd. You may also send a private YouTube link.
(does not need to be memorized & can be a work in progress)
-Tuition is $300 & due upon submission of this form. You will be redirected to a payment page.
-Students will receive full refunds if they can no longer attend camp.

Click Here to Learn More and/or to Apply

Drunken Fiddles


Drunken Fiddles is a group class for adults who would like to learn how to play the fiddle, or cello. During the 4 week workshop participants will learn a new fiddle tune each week in a relaxed group environment. We drink wine, we laugh, we have fun and, most importantly, we fiddle!

Learn more: www.fiddlelife.com

Fiddle Club

Are you looking for a way to stay excited about music all summer long?

Fiddle Club is fun for students and teachers alike.

String students: you will find new ways to explore the sounds your instrument can make, have fun learning fiddle tunes and creative ways to play, plus come back to school ahead of the game with bowing skills and left hand agility you can only get from fiddling.

Music teachers: recharge and reconnect with your love of music. Spend some time refueling your own playing in a fun and creative way, while also gaining new skills and ideas you can use in the classroom.

With your membership:

-24/7 on-demand access to a library of videos you will drool over.
-Tutorials for countless fiddle tunes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
-Mini lessons on theory and musical skills
-Fiddling Secrets that will change the way you play!
-Sheet music (for violin, viola, cello, mandolin, full score + chords) for all tunes that you can download and keep.
-Practice Tracks you can download at multiple tempos.
-Weekly emails with new tutorials, exercises, and creative practice ideas to keep you motivated.
-Monthly Jam Session!

All for $29.99/ month ! (Less than the cost of one lesson)

Join now and get a free intro lesson to get you started with personalized recommendations.

Local String Concerts

June 2022


Kansas City Symphony

Mobile Music Box
June 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th
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Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City
Saturday, June 4th at 12:30 PM
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Of Tree / Cowtown Country Club / Storm Circus
Friday, June 10th at 8:00 PM
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Opus 76
Candlelight Concerts - Best of Beethoven
Wednesday, June 15th at 6:30 & 9:30 PM
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Musical Theater Heritage
Titanic
June 16th - July 3rd
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Make Music Day - Kansas City
Tuesday, June 21st
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The Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra
"Giddy Up"
Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM
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Kansas City Civic Orchestra
"Civic In The City"
Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM
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KC Baroque Consortium
The Fashionable Chalumeau
Friday, June 24th at 7:30 PM
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St. Joseph Symphony & Friends
Baroque, Brass & Bebop
Saturday, June 25th at 3:00 PM
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Lee's Summit Sympho ny
American Spirit
Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 PM
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The Wires
Summer Solstice Concert
Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00 PM
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KC Bass Fest
June 27th - July 1st
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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

May 2022


Kansas City Symphony
Mobile Music Box Concerts
May 3rd, 5th, 10th 11th, 24th, 25th
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Overland Park Orchestra
Opera Gala
Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 PM
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Opus 76
Candlelight Concerts - Vivaldi & Mozart
 
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra
Roaring KC
Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 PM
 
Kansas City Civic Orchestra
“An Epic Finale”
Sunday, May 15th at 3:00 PM

Northland Symphony Orchestra
Marvelous Movies
Sunday, May 22nd at 3:00 PM
Westwood Ensemble
Season Four: Symphony in the City
Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 PM
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Bank of America Celebration at the Station
with Kansas City Symphony
 
*Featured Image Credit: Kansas City Civic Orchestra

Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

April 2022


Northland Symphony
YAC Winning, Shostakovich & Beethoven
Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM

Harriman Jewell Series
Scottish Ensemble with Bassist Edgar Meyer
Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 PM

Olathe Youth Symphony
Spring Concert

Sunday, April 3rd at 3:30 PM

The Wires
Celebrate Spring Equinox w/The Wires Library Tour

April 4-20
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Kansas City Symphony
Sinatra and Friends
April 7-9

Medical Arts Symphony
Season Finale
Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM
The Olathe Community Orchestra
"Heroines"
Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 PM

Opus 76
Digital Performance: Eat, Drink & Play
Wednesday, April 27th

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Saint Joseph Symphony
A Beethoven Finale
Saturday, April 30th at 7:30 PM

March 2022

 

Kansas City Civic Orchestra
“Vayner Conducts Schubert & Tchaikovsky”
Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 PM
 
Liberty Symphony Orchestra
Symphonies and Dances
Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30 PM
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Heritage Philharmonic
The Carl Jelly Young Artist Concert
Saturday, March 12th at 7:30 PM
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Destiny Ann Mermagen & Tatiana Tessman

Beethoven and Brahms
Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM
 
Lee's Symphony
Best Berlin
Saturday, March 19th at 7:00 PM
Opus 76
Haydn & Brahms with Julie Coucheron
Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 pm

Kansas City Symphony
La Mer and Brahms’ Violin Concerto
March 25-27th
Harriman Jewell Series
Empire Wild
Saturday, March 26th at 7:00 PM

Saint Joseph Symphony
Tales from Russia
Saturday, March 26th at 7:30 PM

February 2022


Westwood Ensemble

Symphony in the City
Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 7:30 PM
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Kansas City Symphony
Prokofiev's Fifth, with Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations
February 4-6
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Mandolin Orchestra of Kansas City
Lenexa City Center Live Concert
Saturday, Feb. 12th at 6:30 PM

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Northland Symphony Orchestra
An Evening of Opera
Saturday, Feb. 12th at 7:30 PM
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The Wires
Barnaby Bright & The Wires String Duo
Saturday, Feb. 19th at 7:30 PM
 
Medical Arts Symphony
For the Young and Young at Heart
Saturday, Feb. 19th
Opus 76
Mozart & Dvorak
Sunday, Feb. 20th at 2:00 PM

The Olathe Community Orchestra
"By George!"
Sunday, Feb. 20th at 3:00 PM
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Saint Joseph Symphony
Chamber Concert Series: "Encore"
Sunday, Feb. 27th at 3:00 PM
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January 2022


The Wires
Ben Parks Art Opening

Friday, Jan. 7th at 7:00 PM
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K.C. Symphony

Revolution: The Music of The Beatles
January 7-9
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Opus 76
Beethoven op.131 & “Immortal Beloved”
Sunday, Jan. 9th at 2:00 - 4:30 PM

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Ensemble Iberica: Coleen Dieker & Beau Bledsoe
Residency at Tannin Wine & Bar
January 6-27

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Ensemble Iberica: Coleen Dieker & Beau and Aidan Bledsoe
Howard's Greenhouse Kickoff Concert
Thursday, Jan. 20th at 5:00 PM
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The Wires
Savor the Sound - Charity Event for Cornerstones of Care
Saturday, Jan. 29th at 6:30 PM

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Saint Joseph Symphony
"Pasticcio" with KC Baroque Consortium
Sunday, Jan. 30th at 3:00 PM

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Do you know of any local string concert to add to this or next month's list?
Please let us know by emailing the information to: info@kcstrings.com

 

Local Community Orchestras

Heritage Philharmonic


The mission of the Heritage Philharmonic is to provide the Jackson County community with excellent, affordable and convenient orchestral music programs by using both professional and volunteer musicians. We celebrate life-long musical skills development for all levels of players.

Learn more: www.heritagephilharmonic.org

Kansas City Civic Orchestra


The Kansas City Civic Orchestra is a community-based orchestra in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For 60 years, our mission has been to bring high quality, free concerts to the local community. Our all-volunteer orchestra is comprised of amateur and professional musicians with one thing in common – a love for music!

With more than 80 members of the orchestra, we continue to grow and expand our repertoire. Each season we offer a wide array of music and we are proud to be a part of the diverse music community in Kansas City.

Learn more: www.kccivic.org

Kansas City Kansas Community Orchestra


The mission of the Kansas City Kansas Community Orchestra is to provide the opportunity for volunteer musicians to enhance their musical talents by sharing their love of music with the community.

The goal of the Orchestra is to cultivate the next generation of musicians while offering the community an outlet to express their talents.

Learn more: www.kckorchestra.com

Lees's Summit Symphony


Since 2003, the Lee’s Summit Symphony has become an integral part of Eastern Jackson County’s cultural landscape, enriching the community through a quality, passionate Symphony. Each year, the Symphony entertains thousands, including families with school-aged children.

Members of the Lee’s Summit Symphony must be high school graduates.

Learn more: www.lssymphony.org

Lenexa Community Orchestra


The Lenexa Community Orchestra performs free concerts for the community each summer. The orchestra, which began in 2017 as a program of the Lenexa Arts Council, is made up of volunteer musicians and is led by conductor Richard Ryan.

 

Learn more: Click Here

Medical Arts Symphony


The Medical Arts Symphony began in 1959 when Eleanor Sharp and some of her colleagues at the University of Kansas Medical Center decided to share their avocation of symphonic music with their professions in healthcare. Since its founding, the Symphony has not wavered from its dual mission of providing an opportunity for amateur musicians to perform great works of Western music and enriching the cultural life of Kansas City by presenting free concerts, including premier performances of works by local composers. For thirty years, the orchestra was conducted by Leopold Shopmaker, who was succeeded by Dr. Merton Shatzkin in 1989. John Bell assumed the reins in 2013. Steve Lewis is the current Music Director. Today, the orchestra includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare students, as well as other musicians from the Kansas City area.

Learn more: www.kcmasymphony.org

Northland Symphony Orchestra


Our organization includes a professional/student/community symphony orchestra that perform five concerts per season, as well as two youth ensembles - The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Metropolitan Youth Sinfonia - that perform three concerts per season. We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.

Learn more: www.northlandsymphony.org

Olathe Community Orchestra


Olathe Community Orchestra is comprised of a diverse group of musicians, amateur and professional, brought together by their love of music and desire to play their instruments. Adult musicians do not need to audition. Students under 18 who wish to play with the orchestra must audition for the conductor.

Learn more: www.olatheorchestra.org

Omni Ensemble


The Omni Ensemble is UMKC’s community string orchestra, offering playing and performance opportunities for all members of the UMKC community and the greater Kansas City community. The ensemble is open to non-music majors, members of the community, or music majors playing a secondary instrument. Anyone with at least two years experience playing violin, viola, cello, or bass is eligible to participate.

Learn more: https://info.umkc.edu/cmda-omni/

Overland Park Community Orchestra


The Overland Park Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra sponsored in part by the City of Overland Park. Since its inception in 1973, it has played for both children and adults at a variety of venues and performs a regular Halloween concert with a costume parade for children.

In recent years, the orchestra has provided music for the American Youth Ballet’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet and has been a part of the Overland Park Fall Festival and events at the Overland Park Arboretum. For information on becoming a member, contact David Clark, 913-268-7376.

Learn more: www.oporchestra.org

Saint Joseph Symphony


The Saint Joseph Symphony celebrated its birth as a community orchestra on November 30, 1959 with its debut performance at St. Joseph’s fabulous Electric Theater. The orchestra, which now performs in the historic Missouri Theater, evolved into a professional orchestra in the mid 1980s and hosts musicians from St. Joseph, Maryville, Atchison, Kansas City, Lawrence and Leavenworth.

Learn more: www.saintjosephsymphony.org

Westwood Ensemble


Westwood Ensemble is presently a full orchestra of more than 30 musicians and is continually growing. The ensemble is unique in two regards: 1) We play literature rarely performed by other ensembles. 2) The group is comprised of: youth, adult amateurs, and top professional players. The professionals aid in working with the ensemble members. Many of the members are present or past students of these professionals. There is a $20 audition fee but no other membership fees to play.

Learn more: www.westwoodensemble.com

Local Youth Orchestras

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City


Learn more: www.myokc.org

Olathe Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony of Kansas City

Private Music Lessons

For information about private music lessons, please visit our Lessons page or email info@kcstrings.com. We have excellent teachers who teach in the K.C. Strings Conservatory and a list of teachers who we can personally recommend in the surrounding area.


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