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Summer String Experience 2023

Photos from 2023 summer camp concert



July 9-14, University of Saskatchewan Department of Music 




Early-bird pricing: Save $50 per child! Registration forms must be received no later than June 10, 2023. 


•    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. 



Registration withdrawals prior to June 20, 2023 will receive a refund of minus $25.00 (for costs) and 50% of the program fee. Withdrawals after June 20 are not eligible for a refund.  


Please note!!! Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or caregiver. For safety reasons, all participants are required to stay together in groups between classes, at breaks and over the lunch hour.  Any Public health and U. of S. guidelines due to COVID 19 must be strictly observed.  


  • Limited enrolment in Sinfonia Program (see below)

  • NEW!  The Summer String Experience is collaborating with the University of Saskatchewan.  

  • Véronique Mathieu, the violin prof, will be giving a presentation on Sunday July 9 ( subject to confirmation).

  • Two of Véronique Mathieu’s students will be joining our teaching faculty (subject to enrolment). 

Beginner Program $240 

($290 after June 10) 

9:00am to 12:15pm 


•    For children age 3 and up with no prior lessons in violin or cello.

•    Group classes offer a basic introduction to the instrument, and preliminary skills for playing. 

•    Movement classes also add to the fun!  

•    Crafts and recreational activities

•    Highly recommended for those interested in enrolling their children in Suzuki string lessons in the fall. 

•    A limited number of cellos are available free of charge.  Violinists and violists rent their own instruments. Having a properly sized instrument for your child is important! Call for details.

   Parents are required to attend with student under the age of 8


Half-Day Program $250

($300 after June 10)

9:00am to 12:15pm

•    For children who already play violin, viola or cello and are not yet fluent in reading music and not ready to play in an orchestra.  

•    Small and large group classes in violin, viola or cello 

•    Movement or rhythm classes and a craft / recreation period are included.  

•    Special Guests: 


Full-Day Program $340

($390 after June 10) 

9:00am to 3:40pm 


•    For those who have played or are ready to play in an orchestra. 

•    Technique, Suzuki repertoire and percussion classes in the morning

•    Orchestra and Sectional Rehearsals in the afternoon

•    Participants must have experience reading music. 

•    Special Guests: 


Sinfonia Program $385

($435 after June 10)

9:00am to 3:40pm


•    For more advanced players, Suzuki book 4 and up or equivalent.  

•    String quartet coaching sessions

•    more advanced string orchestra

•    Other class TBA

•    Special Guests:  



The directors of the Summer String Experience wish to thank the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Sask Culture and Sask Lotteries for their generous funding, which makes the Summer String Experience possible.  We would also like to thank the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music for the use of facilities.



“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.” 

For more information contact us at

306-373-9130 or

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