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    Butler University: String Scholars Summer Camp


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Music
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Accreditation: American Camp Association
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This camp is open to students ages 12–18. No audition is required for admittance; all levels are welcome, although it is required that participants have at least one year of prior study on their instrument - violin, viola, cello, upright bass. Campers must provide their own instrument. 

    12 and 13 year olds should consider if they are ready for an immersive camp experience. Campers who are 18 and have not yet matriculated at a college are eligible to attend camp.

    The String Scholars camp features: daily orchestra rehearsals and finale concert with Richard Auldon Clark, conductor of the Butler Symphony Orchestra; daily sectionals and technique class with Butler faculty and music majors; other typical college music classes such as music theory and electives. Additional classes typically include drumming, dance, and keyboard. Special sessions may be held on topics of college readiness and access, including how to prepare for an audition, choosing a major or college, financial aid, career paths in music, and more.

    Camper information packets containing additional scheduling information, what to bring, and where to report will be emailed to all participants approximately one week prior to camp. 

    Students must submit a 1-2 minute video or audio recording of themselves playing a favorite song and/or scales.