Summer String Orchestra Camp a Hit!

Jul 10, 2015

by FSC Staff

After a short hiatus, the all-new FSC Summer String Orchestra Camp returned with great fanfare and success, attracting fifty-one campers to participate this summer at Florida Southern College. 

Dr. Kira Omelchenko, director of orchestra and strings at Florida Southern College, planned the week-long camp, culminating in a full concert performance experience for the campers. The curriculum incorporated strong elements of musicianship through class piano, aural skills, and theory.  There were myriad opportunities for individual-playing development through sectionals, master classes, rehearsals, and of course, the final concert. One of the most intriguing offerings is the World Drumming class.

The wide variety of performances were impressive in the final concert, which included solos, chamber groups, and the entire string orchestra. A fantastic time was had by all; bravo!

Some photos from this summer’s orchestra camp:

Outdoor group shot of the 2015 String Camp
FSC String Campers pose for a picture and enjoy the shade during their FSC campus tour. Fifty-one middle school and high school string students were involved in this year's String Camp and received a week-long musical experience on FSC campus.
Drumming class
Students learn world-drumming styles from instructor Nate Strawbridge. Campers are involved daily in various music classes including world drumming, theory/aural skills, and keyboard skills. Classes like world drumming help students develop their motor, listening and teamwork skills.
Orchestra class
Campers show their goofy side at the beginning of a rehearsal on the Branscomb Stage. Even these musicians need a break in preparation for another intense rehearsal during the FSC String Camp.