New location! DeLaSalle High School on Nicollet Island
The Encore String Orchestra Camp is a high-quality, unique and fun summer string orchestra experience for student musicians in grades 3-12. Students will be taught by some of the top professional musicians and music teachers in the Twin Cities in daily orchestra rehearsals, small group sectionals, workshops and performances. Through placement auditions, students will be put in one of two orchestras based on their skill level. While students will spend the majority of the camp in inspiring rehearsals and sectionals, they will also have the chance to have fun together outside of rehearsal and enjoy various organized games and activities.
The Encore String Orchestra Camp will conclude with a performance on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 in MacPhail's Antonello Hall. Each orchestra will perform as well as a mass orchestra featuring all of the students from the camp.
Camp will be held at our new location at DeLaSalle High School on Nicollet Island. Parents will enjoy the free parking and easy pick-up and drop-off area while students will have fun in the beautiful parks surrounding the school during their breaks.
Registration Deadline is May 31
Placement Audition Dates: June 3, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Call 612.321.0100 to schedule an audition time. For the audition students must prepare a solo piece of their choice and three scales. In-person auditions are preferred. If you are unable to attend the audition date, please contact Melissa Falb for information on submitting a video for your audition, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass
**NOTE: As of 6/9/17 we are currently full on CELLO spaces in this camp. If you are a cello student who is interested in participating, please contact MacPhail Student Services at 612.321.0100 to be placed on the waitlist for the Encore String Orchestra Camp. Thank you!
Eligibility: Minimum of two years playing experience through advanced players
Conductor and coaches:
Claudette Laureano, conductor
Stephanie Arado, Violin 1
Claire Loudon, Violin 2
Stella Anderson, Viola
Hanno Strydom, Cello
MacPhail summer camps allow you to collaborate with other students of a similar age and skill level in a fun and focused environment. Camps are available for a variety of playing levels from absolute beginner to advanced for ages 3 – adults. MacPhail summer camps inspire and motivate students to explore a new instrument or enhance their playing or singing skills while studying the music that they love. Camps are available in a variety of genres from classical and rock to jazz to hip hop.