Emerald Isle String Haven

June 23rd - June 28th, 2019

String Camp for Adults

Emerald Isle String Haven is a camp designed for adult string players who love playing chamber music, and wish to learn new techniques to improve their skills as a string player. The camp takes place at Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center in Clarkston, Michigan.

Camp Dates

The 2019 dates for Emerald Isle String Haven are from Sunday, June 23rd to Friday, June 28th.

Chamber Music and More

There are several key components to the camp.

  • Chamber music sessions: You will be assigned in a chamber music group. There will be coaching sessions with the faculty members.
  • Technique sessions: Vibrato, shifting, bow techniques, you will learn/relearn all kinds of techniques involved in string playing.
  • Fingerboard geography: Play scales and arpeggios and discover some tips on how to improve on these most basic yet most important aspect of string playing.
  • String chamber orchestra sessions: Enjoy the wonderful literature of string orchestra music with all the campers.
  • Warm-up sessions: Often done on the beach, relax and stretch your body so you don't injure yourselves from playing the instruments.
  • Faculty recital and open rehearsals:The faculty gives a concert on the final day of the camp. All the faculty rehearsals are open to the campers.


Violin teacher, T. Abo
Takeshi Abo, Violin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola, Alma College
Instructor of Violin and Viola, Albion College
Concertmaster, Midland Symphony Orchestra

Violin Teacher, K. Abo
Karel Abo, Violin

Associate Concertmaster, Midland Symphony Orchestra
String faculty, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, MI

Viola teacher, D. Holland
David Holland, Viola

Viola Faculty, Interlochen Arts Academy
Instructor of Viola, Central Michigan University

Cello teacher, J. Fiste
Jamie Fiste, Cello

Associate Professor of Cello, Central Michigan University
Co-Founder, Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, MA

More Information

Please visit Emerald Isle String Haven official page for more information including transportation, tuition, and lodging options.

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