Summer Strings is open to students who have had at least one year of instruction on a string instrument up to high school seniors.
All students will audition for placement in one of six orchestras. Live auditions will be held on the Saturday and Sunday before camp begins. The orchestra placement results will be posted the morning of the first day of camp. Those students who have completed one or two years of study are usually placed in the Concertino Orchestra or Junior Symphony. The remaining four orchestras are typically comprised of middle school and high school students.
All students must choose an elective which they will attend Monday through Thursday. The Theory, Advanced Theory, Music Literature, Beginning Vibrato, and Conducting classes are 30 minutes each day, and the All-State Masterclasses are from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Admission into Advanced Theory will be by exam only. The exam is given immediately after the Camp Meeting on the registration day, and results will be posted on Monday morning.
Only students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible for the All-State Masterclasses.
The following is a brief description of each elective: