Summer Music Camp for Youth

Starts:Monday, July 08, 2013  9:00 AMEnds:Friday, July 12, 2013  3:00 PM

The fee to attend the camp is $130 and scholarships are available.

Event Description:

Attention young musicians!  Are you a string musician or band student looking for opportunities to learn, play and perform with others over the summer?   Would you like to gain experience playing your instrument in an orchestral setting?  Then check out the fun Summer Music Camp sponsored by the Newport Symphony Orchestra (NSO)!   NSO violinists Kathy Follett and Barbara Wilcox started the annual day camp three summers ago to give beginning and intermediate youth musicians on the coast a chance to meet and play with other students outside of school activities, under instruction from local professional and NSO musicians.  Registration is now underway. 

The NSO Summer Music Camp offers a great opportunity for young musicians to strengthen their skills, and – in the case of many string players – play with an ensemble for the first time.  Camp activities include playing full orchestra material and small ensemble pieces, composing original works, and playing music theory games.  The program is for campers ages 10-18, and a range of playing abilities can be accommodated (although at least one year of playing experience is preferred).   A free public concert will be held July 12th at 2pm, at which the campers will perform their compositions and the pieces they have been working on during the week.

For more information about upcoming NSO events, camp scholarships and to obtain an application for the NSO Summer Music Camp, visit or contact the NSO office at 541-574-0614 or

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