Alma String Day Camp

Mon. July 17 - Fri. July 21, 2023

First Presbyterian Church, Alma, MI

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Chamber Music Camp for Pre-College Students

Alma String Day Camp is a chamber music camp for string players who are 18 years or younger. Students will learn the standard chamber music repertoire during the week.

What Is Chamber Music?

Chamber music is a type of music written for small ensembles, typically from 2 to 8 players. Each player has his/her own part, unlike orchestra music where many string players play the same part.

The Importance of Chamber Music for String Players

The majority of the literature for strings involves more than one string player. String players are almost always playing with some other instrumentalists. It is imperative for string players to learn and develop skills to play with other musicians.

By studying chamber music repertoire, students will learn:

It is difficult to learn any of what is described above during private lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Chamber music gives a perfect opportunity to a string player of any level to learn and polish these ensemble skills.


Mon. July 17 - Fri. July 21, 2023

12:00pm - 5:00pm daily. There will be a concert at 6:00pm on Friday.


All rehearsals and concert will be held at

First Presbyterian Church
495 Charles Ave, Alma, MI 48801

Camp Schedule

There will be four 50-minute sessions every day from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. These sessions mainly consist of chamber music rehearsals and coachings. Depending on the number of campers and their needs, there may be string chamber orchestra and music theory sessions as well.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available before and after the camp hours for violin and viola students. The lessons are at a discounted rate for $40 per hour. (lesson fees are not included in the camp tuition).


Friday, July 21st, at 6:00pm

Students will perform and showcase their achievement at the end of the last day of the camp. Besides playing their chamber music repertoire, students will have an opportunity to play their solo pieces at the concert. The performance is open to the public.

Requirements and Eligibility

Camp Tuition

The tuition for the 2023 camp is $175.00 per student. If there are more than one student participating in the camp from one family, the tuition for the second student is $90.00. Tuition is due on the first day of the camp.


Please download a registration form through the link below.

There will be a non-refundable $50.00 deposit fee at the registration.


Please send an email to if you need more information or have questions.