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Orchestra camp

Orchestra camp

Junior and Senior High STRING Musicians
(Violin, Viola, Cello and bass)

July 16-July 21, 2023

The Summer Orchestra Camp, sponsored by the Messiah University Department of Music, offers an exciting opportunity for students entering grades 7 through 12 from July 16-21, 2023.


Student musicians will play in one of two large ensembles divided by age (Junior High and Senior High). They will rehearse each day with their group and rehearse as a combined all-camp orchestra. The camp ends with a final Friday afternoon concert featuring the three performing groups (Junior High, Senior High and combined). Daily, students will work with a teacher on their specific instrument in a master classes group setting. Here students will learn new techniques, polish old ones, perform, and work on issues specific to their own instrument. The students have an hour of chamber ensembles each day where they are assigned to a small group, work with an instructor and learn to rehearse on their own. These small ensembles will perform on the Thursday evening of camp. Each day the students will have an hour in a musicianship class where they will explore many aspects of music making away from their instruments in a classroom setting. All these classes and ensembles are taught by expert artist-teachers comprised of Messiah University faculty and orchestral educators from Central Pennsylvania.

Chamber Ensembles Concert: Thursday, July 20 at 7PM

Orchestra Concert: Friday, July 21 at 3PM