STUDENT SAMPLE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY: FIRST DAY OF CAMP

2-5pm: Orientation, Chamber Ensemble rehearsal
VCU Singleton Center for Performing Arts

MONDAY – FRIDAY: DAILY SCHEDULE
TimeActivity
9-10amWorkshop
10am-12pmOrchestra / Private Lesson
12pm-1pmLunch
1pm-2pmSectional or Orchestra
2-3:45pmChamber Music
3:45-5pmRecreation
5pmDismissal for Daycampers
5:30pmDinner
7pmEvening Activity

*Schedule within the time frame is subject to change.

FRIDAY CHAMBER CONCERT & CAMP SOCIAL

Students will have their final orchestra rehearsal Friday morning followed by dress rehearsal for their chamber concert. their daily.  The String Intensive chamber ensembles will present a concert at 1:30pm in the Black Music Center.  Friday late afternoon there will be an ice cream social for ALL campers.

SATURDAY: CLOSING CONCERTS at VCU Singleton Center for the Performing Arts & Check-Out

Tentative Schedule for final day of camp (subject to change):
10:30-11:30am – check-out for resident campers
11:30-12:30pm – lunch at dining hall for resident campers
12-12:25pm – Drop-off in carpool circle for day campers
12:30pm – call time – ALL STUDENTS – tune/warm-up for concert
1pm – Final Concert

  • Closing Concert
Orchestra Rehearsal

The String Intensive orchestra meets for at least 2 hours each day.

Faculty-led Chamber Music

Students are placed in chamber groups performing works of great composers.  Orchestra Project faculty  coach and play in the chamber groups making for a rich and unique learning opportunity for students.  When students get to perform alongside a professional musician, their musical horizons change. Chamber ensembles present a performance on Saturday afternoon in the VCU Black Music Center.

Sectionals

Students attending String Intensive receive at least 3 sectionals throughout the week. The one-hour coaching with Orchestra Project faculty gives students the opportunity to focus on their orchestra part and fine tune items specific to their section.

Private Lesson

Now included with tuition!  All String Intensive students will receive 1 50-minute lesson during the week (included in tuition). Private lessons will typically be scheduled during the 10am-12pm orchestra rehearsal – students will be notified of lesson time at Sunday’s orientation.  Students are welcome to bring outside literature to their lesson to work on with the faculty one-on-one. Though many take the opportunity to work on their chamber or orchestra repertoire from camp during their lesson.

Masterclasses/Technique workshops

Workshops focus on instrument technique or musical concepts and are taught by Orchestra Project Faculty and guest artists. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Instrument Maintenance
  • Music Technology
  • Masterclass
  • Artistry of the Bow
  • Scale Class
  • Sight Reading
  • The Relaxed String Player