A-Z Index Admission Bookstores Careers @ SMU Commencement Ceremonies Degrees & Programs Faculty/Staff Directory Giving Opportunities Institutes & Affiliates Library - Twin Cities Library - Winona News & Communication Offices & Services Performing & Fine Arts President's Office Student Services - Twin Cities Transcripts Military & Veterans Services Writing Center - Twin Cities
Inside Pages WebTools WebMail Blackboard IT Helpdesk

SMU Summer String Camp

Information about the 2014 camp

Saint Mary’s String Camp (SMSC) is designed to inspire talented young string players to develop their skills and musicianship  to master many important aspects of string playing in the contemporary  era. Throughout this eight-day camp, participants will have the opportunity to work closely and intensively with the faculty to improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing.

What is SMSC?
Saint Mary’s String Camp is a dynamic summer string institute held on the beautiful Winona campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The camp includes individual lessons, masterclasses, musicianship classes, string technique classes, and faculty and student performances. In addition,  the camp – in the Lasallian Catholic tradition  of excellence – offers creative art classes and exhibitions, outdoor fun, international  fellowship and the opportunity to attend world-class concerts performed by the Orpheus Chamber  Orchestra, double  bassist Edgar Meyer, New York Chamber  Soloists, and Dale Warland  and the Festival Chorale at the prestigious Minnesota Beethoven Festival.

The camp is for young string players (age 12-18) who are interested in developing their skills in playing solo, chamber music and orchestra repertoire. Pre-formed chamber groups are welcome!

Camp Dates
July 13-20, 2014

Camp Schedule

Dr. David Leung, Workshop Director, Music Director of Saint Mary’s Chamber Orchestra and Assistant Professor of Violin
Dr. Jason Sah, Professor of Viola, Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpus, Colombia
Mr. Derek Clark, Principal Cellist of La Crosse Symphony Orchestra

You may apply online or use the printable application. You may also schedule a live audition. No payment is due until you are accepted into the program (registration information will be included in your acceptance letter).
     Apply online
     Printable application

Apply to be confirmed before May 1, 2014 for the early bird rate of $650 for the entire workshop, including  housing and access to campus facilities ($550 for commuters – lunch and dinner included).

After May 1, the rate is $690 ($590 for commuters).  Full payment is due upon acceptance to the camp. Confirmation and payment are due by June 1, 2014.

Dr. David Leung