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Strings Summer Serenade 2023


Water, Earth, Wind & Fire


Director: Irma Cripe

Dates & Times:  Monday–Friday, July 10-14, 2023, at 8:45am–12:00pm (full orchestra), 8:45am-1:00pm (advanced chamber orchestra)
Final Concert:  Friday, July 14 @ 7:30 PM
Location:  Evergreen Campus, 680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville, MD 21032
Cost:  $250 per student ($275 after June 16)
Snack:  Light snack provided daily

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein,
for He has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers."
Psalm 24:1-2

The ancient Greek philosophers conceived the entire universe as being made out of four basic elements: water, earth, wind, and fire. In our world, we cannot find any of these elements in their purest form. But once you mix them together you can get anything from blowing thunderstorms to scorching fires, and suddenly the musical possibilities are endless. This summer come celebrate the beauty of God’s Earth and its four basic elements set to great, fun, and diverse music!

The camp consists of two separate orchestras divided by playing level, plus a cello ensemble for all levels.  Each group will perform both individually and together at the final concert. The repertoire will challenge and stimulate every student according to his skill level, while providing a fun and enriching summer experience. All music will be mailed two weeks before camp begins, and students are strongly encouraged to practice the music ahead of time to maximize their enjoyment.

No auditions necessary; the minimum entry level required is Suzuki Book 2 or comparable.
This camp is not intended for true beginners.




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