Summer Strings Camp


REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE  TAKEN FOR the 2017 Summer Strings Camp, July 24 – July 28 at Christ Academy, beginning May 1st. Registration goes through July 1st.  Faculty from DFW, Lawton & Wichita Falls will instruct participating students. YSO members & non-members are eligible to attend. Students (violin, viola, cello, bass) will be placed in  the Beethoven Bunch (1-2 years playing experience),  Haydn Herd (2-3 years experience) or Paganini Peeps (4+years experience). These guidelines are suggested, with student placement at the discretion of the YSO Artistic Staff and based on ability. Campers new to YSO will need to send an audition via email. Instructions will be provided after we receive your application.  Haydn Herd and Paganini Peeps students will have a choice of one elective for 4 days, a daily rotating special class as well as 1 Private  lesson. Cold drinks and snacks will be provided daily, but you must bring your own bag lunch.

  • Beethoven Bunch: 8:30 am-noon, $60


    2015 Strings Camp performance

  • Haydn Herd and Paganini Peeps: 8:30 am-3:45 pm, YSO members, $85. Non-YSO members, $95.
  • The week culminates in a Friday evening concert at 5:00pm at Akin Auditorium on the campus of MSU, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls
  • Download the registration form here.
  • Elective and rotating class descriptions can be downloaded here.
  • For additional info, please contact Jean Hall at 940-723-6202 or at

Camp music now available!

This is the music that the orchestras will play at camp.  Each student should download, print and bring a copy with them.  We’ll have limited access to copiers while at camp.  Students will be given a music folder and asked to be responsible for their own music.  Thanks!

Here’s the first piece: the Salamander Samba

Beethoven Bunch (beginners level)

Haydn Herd (intermediate level)

Paganini Peeps (advanced level)

And here’s the second piece: Jasmine Flower