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Summer String Experience 2024

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July 14-19, University of Saskatchewan Department of Music 

 

Programs and Fees

 

Early-bird pricing: Registration forms must be received no later than

June 10, 2024. 

 

•Violin, viola, cello or string bass

•Programs for both beginners and developing students

•Learn together and make new friends!

•Highly qualified faculty of professional musicians on staff. 

•Enrichment music classes, crafts and other activities. 

 

Refund Policy

Registration withdrawals prior to June 20, 2023 will receive a refund of 50% of the program fee. Withdrawals after June 20 are not eligible for a refund.

 

Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or caregiver.   

 

Camp Programs

Beginner Program $250

($300 after June 10) 

9:00am to 12:15pm 

 

Students with no experience have small and large group classes where they will learn the basics of holding the bow and the violin or cello, basic rhythms and pitches and everything they need to know to get ready to perform at the concert. Parent involvement is important, and you'll learn a lot too!  Crafts and movement class round out the rest of the morning.

 

Developing Program $250

($300 after June 10)

9:00am to 12:15pm

This is the program for kids who have already been playing, and want to further develop those skills. Group classes for violin or cello focus on refining technique, and group playing to make stronger musicians.  Crafts and a non-instrumental activity fill out the morning.

Orchestra Program $350

($400 after June 10) 

9:00am to 3:40pm 

 

With mornings similar to the developing program, the afternoon focuses on orchestral playing. This program is for students who feel confident with their instrument, and also have started learning to read music. This is usually ideal for students in Suzuki book 2 or above.

Chamber Music Program $390

($440 after June 10)

9:00am to 3:40pm

 

This is for advanced students who have the skills and confidence to play a part on their own usually in a string quartet. Some of the most thrilling moments in classical music come from the interplay of leading and following some pals through a piece of chamber music. Sign up individually, or put your own groups together. These groups can be customized to the playing level of its members.  Mornings involve several coachings, and a non-instrumental class too.  Afternoons are spent in an advanced orchestra.  

 

Have any questions about the best program for your child?  Email us at summerstring@gmail.com 

 

The Summer String Experience is made possible with funding assistance from the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Sask Culture and Sask Lotteries. Thanks to the University of Saskatchewan for the generous use of their facilities.

Photos from 2023 summer camp concert

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:

“My kids love their time at the Summer String Experience!

It’s a great way to keep their violin skills up over the summer.

The organization of the event is very well done, and the final concert

always blows us away!”

 

“So pleased with this program! We learned so much, met great new people. Definitely look forward

to doing it again!”

 

“The SSE is a wonderful and enriching program that we look forward to every summer. The instruction is excellent,

and it is amazing what the students accomplish in just one week.” 

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