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Strings Summer Serenade 2024



Kings and Queens


Director: Irma Cripe

Dates & Times:  Monday–Friday, July 8-12, 2024, at 8:45am–12:00pm (full orchestra), 8:45am-1:00pm (advanced chamber orchestra)
Final Concert:  Friday, July 12 @ 7:30 PM
Location:  Evergreen Campus, 680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville, MD 21032
Cost:  $250 per student ($275 after June 14)
Snack:  Light snack provided daily

"On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written,
King of kings and Lord of lords."
Revelation 19:16

Monarchies, kingdoms and empires have been recorded to exist as early as 3,000 years BC. Their head rulers and those closest to them in power have been called by many different names, depending on geography and time of history. These few select people have inspired in others awe and respect, as well as rebellions and revolutions. And our fascination with them is timeless.  This summer we will play a variety of fun music and broad musical styles inspired by kings, queens, lords, ladies, dukes, monarchs, emperors, and many others. And above all we will celebrate the King of kings and Lord of lords who made us all!

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.