Students in first grade through high school who want to have a unique orchestra experience this summer may register for the Emporia State University String Camp 2021. This year, the campus returns to its traditional format of in-person instruction and activities.
Offered Aug. 2 through 6 in Beach Music Hall on the ESU campus in Emporia, the ESU String Camp is designed for students who play violin, viola, cello and bass. Students will work on gaining and improving proficiency in several key areas of musical development, such as musicianship, instrument technique, and solo and ensemble playing.
The camp offers two programs:
- Bumblebee — half-day camp for first through sixth grade, $70; and
- Hornet — full-day camp for seventh grade through high school, $100.
Students enrolled in the Hornet program can pay an additional $35 to have lunch provided each day. Financial assistance is available.
The ESU String Camp is led by ESU string faculty as well as guest artists from across the country.
“We are eager to work with the kids in person again and make music as an orchestra,” says Dr. Ramiro Miranda, director of orchestras at ESU.
In addition to the camp, the teachers will collaborate for a “Chamber Music Soirée” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 in Heath Recital Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
To learn more about the ESU String Camp, please visit https://tinyurl.com/esustrings. The website offers an online registration form as well as an application for financial assistance.