Open to students entering grades 7-12 (must have a minimum of two years ensemble experience) that play violin, viola, cello, or bass.
Maestro Diego Piedra returns to lead students through another season of our popular String Camp! An exceptional opportunity for young string players to work with other motivated musicians from across the Midwest, students spend the week learning new techniques, studying exciting repertoire, and meeting new friends. Our distinguished faculty work closely with students, helping them to build confidence in and sharpen their skills through large group rehearsals, small sectionals, private lessons, and more. Overnight campers will stay in the Clarke University dormitories, eat their meals in the university’s dining hall, and enjoy a wide range of evening activities.
The camp will culminate in a performance for over 2,000 people at the DSO’s Summer Melodies concert at the Dubuque Arboretum.
For students entering grades 10-12 (advanced 9th graders and graduated seniors welcome) that play violin, viola, cello, or bass.
Unique, intense, and captivating, the Chamber Music Camp is perfect for advanced string players wanting to take their skills to the next level. Students are grouped into ensembles according to their age and ability, and spend the week exploring new repertoire and the diverse world of small ensemble playing. Ensembles work closely with our fantastic camp faculty, receiving one-on-one lessons, coachings, masterclasses, and even side-by-side performances! Overnight campers will stay in the Clarke University dormitories, eat their meals in the university’s dining hall, and participate in a wide range of evening activities.
This camp will end in a public recital performance, presented in Clarke University’s beautiful Jansen Recital Hall.