What do I do during the long summer months?
Camps are the most fun in the summer, and there are MANY Orchestra opportunities out there. Stay local or travel out of state if you want a little cooler temperatures and some fun experiences in the outdoors. There are some beautiful locations for string camps where you perform outdoor concerts and get to go swimming and play games just like other summer camps. Many of the camps have talent shows, dances, games and an end of camp party! I HIGHLY suggest attending a camp if you are looking for a way to still play your instrument this summer, but have fun in the process. Additionally, if you are thinking about a college you might want to attend, take advantage of the summer camps they offer because you get to be on campus, stay in the dorms, and eat the food! Majority of the faculty and camp counselors will have attended or teach on the campus, so you get to know all the details about what it's like to attend!
Scholarships and Waivers are available at almost EVERY camp, so do not be afraid to ask about qualifications!!!
Texas State Strings Camp http://www.music.txstate.edu/stringcamp/
Southwestern University String Camp texasstringscamp.com This is a good camp ran by a professor at
University of Texas at Austin University of Texas Middle School Strings Camp-
Some of these have auditions so let me know and I'll help prepare you if you are interested.
Justin Farrow- 512-565-9239 email@example.com
Liz Pittel-512-917-1108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rene Piotrowski - email@example.com