STUDENT SAMPLE SCHEDULE 

SUNDAY:  FIRST DAY OF CAMP

11am – 4pm Orientation, Placement Auditions, Rehearsal
VCU Singleton Center for Performing Arts

MONDAY – FRIDAY: DAILY SCHEDULE
TimeActivity
9-10amSectionals
10-11amRehearsal
11:15-12:30pmRecreation
12:30-1:15pmLunch
1:15-3pmRehearsal
3:15-4:30pmElective*
4:30pmDismissal for Day Campers, counselors pick up Resident Campers
FRIDAY CHAMBER CONCERT & CAMP SOCIAL

Odyssey students will follow their daily schedule with a shortened elective period to attend the String Intensive chamber ensemble concert.  Following the chamber performances, Friday evening, there will be a pizza dinner and camp social for ALL campers.

SATURDAY: CLOSING CONCERT: VCU Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Tentative Schedule for final day of camp:

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  

*ELECTIVE OPTIONS

String Odyssey students have 1.5 hours of elective each day.  Students rank the elective options before the start of camp (emailed to current campers prior to camp).  Elective course options from previous summers have included:

ART CLASS
Art classes will take place in the art building at VCU. Students will explore different art techniques throughout the week.

AUDITION PREP CLASS
This class will teach you how to prepare your best audition. Students need to have a working knowledge of 2 octave scales.

UKULELE CLASS
Ukeles are supplied for this intro class to ukele chords and strumming techniques. The Ukulele Orchestra performs at the final concert.

SING-SING CLASS
This course will bring together students from different instrument backgrounds to sing in one glorious choir. The choir performs at the final concert with the Ukulele Orchestra.

CELTIC FIDDLE CLASS
Open to all instruments. Learn the basics of Irish fiddle techniques and repertoire. By the end of the week students will be able to perform and improvise on a few Irish tunes.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS WITH MODERN TOOLS
This course will introduce students to new possibilities and alternate methods of playing music on their instrument using a computer and other electronics. Students will be experiment with “looping” and a foot petal for electronic effects. Listen one of last year’s looping projects, where each student contributed a track, here.