Youth Orchestra Opportunities
For information on the orchestra and how to register for an audition, please visit www.emoryyouthsymphony.org.
Information about auditioning for The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra can be found here: https://www.georgiayouthsymphony.org/audition/
Information about auditioning for The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra can be found here: https://www.aso.org/education-community/atlanta-symphony-youth-orchestra/asyo-auditions
Summer Music Camp Opportunities
Summer Music Camp @ University of Georgia
JUNE 4-8, 2023
University of Georgia Summer Music Camp is an intensive five-day musical experience that offers students a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. Summer Music Campers attend academic classes that address important areas of musicianship. Campers also attend instrument-specific masterclasses under the direction of the acclaimed faculty of UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Band, orchestra, and chorus students rehearse and perform in the appropriate large ensembles, while piano students focus on performance practice and the standard literature of their instrument. In addition, Summer Music Campers have ample opportunity to socialize, develop relationships with other young musicians, and experience life on a great university campus. Concentrations include orchestra, band, chorus, piano, and jazz band. No audition is required for admission; high school students (rising 9th grade and up) will take part in placement auditions held on the first day of camp.
For more information, visit: https://ugamusiccamps.weebly.com/music-camp.html
Summer Music Intensive @ Kennesaw State University
JUNE 5-9, 2023 (9:00am-4:30pm)
This summer’s String Summer Intensive will ignite new passion in your practice and performance! If you are looking to take your performance to the next level, and work with our world-class faculty then you won’t want to miss this session! Featured KSU faculty include members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, visit: https://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/summer_intensive.php
Atlanta Chamber Music Festival
JUNE 11-17, 2023
The ATLANTA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL is a seven-day residential music festival for students of all orchestral instruments and piano in grades 6 to 12. ACMF stands out as one of very few festivals in the country with a chamber music focus for pre-college students, boasting an artist-faculty of the highest caliber in the Southeast, world renowned guest artists, thoughtful course offerings, and outstanding performance ensembles. All of this takes place on the historic campus of ACMF’s new home at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where evening activities include social events, trips to Emory Village, and concerts by our artist-faculty and guest artists. The experiences and connections students make during their inspiring week at ACMF last a lifetime! Deadline: May 15.
For more information, visit: http://www.atlantachambermusicfestival.com
Summer Music Institute @ Georgia State University
JUNE 19-23, 2023
Designed for middle and high school students with at least two years of musical study, the inaugural Summer Music Institute is an intensive one-week day camp for students with previous orchestral or choir experience. Advance your musical training through world-class instruction from our Institute conductors, in-depth study with our Special Topics instructors, and thrive on Georgia State’s campus in downtown Atlanta.
For more information, visit: https://thearts.gsu.edu/educational-outreach-summermusic/#smiregistration
String Orchestra Camp @ Florida State University
The FSU Camp will give students an opportunity to participate in large ensemble, sectionals, masterclasses, chamber ensembles, and learn about music theory. There are 2 opportunities to attend and this week long intensive camp will be sure to bring about growth for students exploring an in-depth summer music experience.
For more information, visit: https://music.fsu.edu/summermusiccamps/String-Orchestra-Camp
Upbeat! String Camp
JULY 10-13, 2023
Upbeat! is a exciting and fun day camp that will help you learn more about your instrument, improve your playing, and make you a more confident player. Our camp faculty are some of the top orchestra directors from Cobb and Fulton counties. They design the camp to be challenging but also lots of fun! It’s the perfect cure for the “summertime blues!” Upbeat! is a string camp for students entering middle school through high school seniors. Younger students are welcome as long as they are able to read music proficiently. Students who are more advanced or are in high school will be placed in the Upbeat! Academy. The Academy focuses on higher-level study for the most advanced and mature musicians.
For more information, visit: https://www.upbeatstringcamp.com