Alma String Day Camp

August 9th - 13th, 2021

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 either very difficult or impossible 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.

Dates

Monday, Aug. 9th - Friday, Aug. 13th, 2021

1:00pm - 6:00pm daily. There will be a concert at 6:00pm on Friday.

Location

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 1:00pm to 6:00pm. 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 are available before and after the camp hours for violin and viola students (lesson fees are not included in the camp tuition).

Concert

Friday, August 13th, 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

Campers must be under 18 years of age at the time of the registration.

Camp participants are expected to be at the level of Suzuki, volume 4 or equivalent at minimum.

Camp Tuition

The tuition for the 2021 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.

Registration

Please send an email to for registration. There will be a non-refundable $50.00 deposit fee at the registration.

Contact

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