MIDDLE SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS
Monday, June 29 - Friday July 3, 2020
Camp Con Brio, String Camp of the Rockies provides string students with a wonderful musical opportunity each summer.
Campers consist of violin, viola, cello and bass students who are entering grades 6-8 (Middle School) or 9-12 (High School).
The minimum requirement is that students must have had at least one year of classroom or private instruction on their instrument.
Our mission is to provide students with an educational, cost effective, musical experience in a non-competitive, supportive environment.
Our goal is to get students excited about playing music and learning new skills while making friends and having fun!
ABOUT THE CAMP
Golden Bell Camp and Conference Center
Tucked into the mountains near Divide, Colorado, students will have the opportunity to experience exciting recreational activities such as zipline, ropes courses, swimming, horseback riding, and more.
Students will be housed in cabins and/or lodge rooms.
All meals, activities and rehearsals are within walking distance.
2019 CAMP TEACHING FACULTY
Courtney Dowling, Middle School Music Director
Shawn Murphy, High School Music Director
Sandy Sundstrom, Violin Instructor
Leanne Griffey, Violin Instructor
Ellen Ravnan, Viola Instructor
Kelly Benson, Cello Instructor
Jay McGuffin, Bass Instructor
The camp fee for 2019 is $360 per student.
Camp fee includes:
- Four days of camp tuition
- Three meals per day
- Three nights' lodging
- Recreational activities (some activities are optional)
- Commemorative camp T-shirt
Scholarship opportunities are available through Colorado American String Teachers Association for students that qualify (application deadline is April 22, 2019).
There may also be opportunities through your school orchestra program.
Ask your orchestra director or private instructor!
Every day students will get to experience a variety of rehearsals, classes, and recreational activities. Classes include sectionals, where they split up in instrument groups to practice their orchestra music, and work on their right and left hand technique.
Rehearsals are all together with our music director, preparing music for our concert!
A typical day would consist of breakfast, morning rehearsal, sectionals, lunch, recreation time, dinner, rehearsal, and an evening activity. Evenings may include movie night, a faculty recital, game night, blacklight dodgeball, or s'mores by the campfire!
Students will also have some down time during camp to relax and recharge.
Campers will have busy days filled with learning and fun!
After check-in on Wednesday, students will perform an audition. This is informal and designed for the instructors to get a general idea of the student's current ability level, and to determine seating placement within the ensemble. Students may be asked to play a scale, an excerpt from the camp music selections, a prepared piece of their choice, and perhaps perform some sight reading.