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Summer String Camp

Summer String Orchestra Camp 2024

June 23 - June 28

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Who Can Attend?

The camp is open to students entering grades 7 through 12 in the Fall of the next school year. Students of all playing abilities and background are welcomed. The camp is open to students who play violin, viola, cello or double bass. Enrollment for the camp is limited due to residence hall space, as always, waiting lists will develop.

String Seating Audition

Everyone is required to do the seating audition and no exceptions will be made. During the Registration students will do a “short” audition to help the staff place them in an ensemble based on their ability. This will ensure the student receives the best instruction possible! The student can prepare one of the All-State Etudes, a short solo, or anything showing their playing ability. Students will also be asked to play some of their scales. Play something that shows off your skills, range, technique, and musical expression. Treat this as a serious audition. Campers will be placed in an ensemble based of their seating audition. Ensemble conductors have the final say and the right to move players in or out of the section as they see fit. Bring a music stand, and all your instrument equipment (rosin, shoulder rest, rock stop, extra strings).


Resident Camper ($550)

Fees for a “Resident Camper” include housing, all meals, facilities, T-shirt, group and individual instruction, organized evening activities.

Day Camper ($400)

Fees for a “Day Camper” include lunch M-F, facilities, dinner on Sunday and Friday, T-shirt, group and individual instruction, organized evening activities (optional).

Payment Deadlines

June 2

June 2 is the deadline for the $100 non-refundable deposit.

If you should miss the June 2 deadline a $25 late registration fee will be added.

June 14

Balance and full payment is due by June 14.


Resident Campers will be living on campus and will enjoy spacious, air-conditioned rooms in the resident dormitories. Students are under excellent adult supervision at all times. Resident Campers will be served three meals a day! Resident Campers will not be allowed to leave campus, except for an emergency. All students living outside the Lakeland area are expected to be “Resident Campers” and reside in the residence dormitory. Concert and checkout is Friday night.

Day Campers will be attending all rehearsals, concerts, and performances and will be provided lunch Monday through Friday, dinner on Sunday and Friday, and may also participate in all evening camp activities. Concert is Friday night.

If You Need Further Assistance

Camp Office Address:
FSC String Camp, Music Department
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Questions? Contact

Martha Placeres Martha Placeres, DMA

Department Chair

Director of Orchestra and String Studies

Music Building - 116