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Strings Summer Serenade 2020

Music at the Movies

Instructor: Irma Cripe

Dates & Times:  Monday–Friday, July 6-10, 2020, at 8:45am–12:00pm
Final Concert:  Friday, July 10 @ 7:30 PM
Location:  Evergreen Campus, 680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville, MD 21032
Cost:  $185 per student (price increases to $200 after June 12)
Snack:  Light snack provided daily

Ears that hear and eyes that see—the LORD has made them both.
Proverbs 20:12
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Psalm 119:18

Music has always been an intrinsic part of movies, beginning with the silent film era. Back then, a pianist or organist would play music to accompany and enhance the action on the screen. A great wealth of wonderful classical music has been used in film, and some of the most memorable and iconic music of our times has been specifically written for the movies. This summer we will enjoy playing some of the most celebrated music ever featured in or composed for the movies.

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.




Friday, July 10 @ 7:30 PM

For further information, please contact Irma Cripe at

Materials required:
  1. Instrument in proper working condition with all extra needs (rosin, shoulder rest, floor strap, etc.).
  2. A music stand, a black ½-inch binder, pencil with working eraser.
  3. Younger cellists should bring their own special chair.

All music will be provided and emailed beforehand for the purpose of practicing.


No auditions necessary; the minimum entry level required is Suzuki Book 2 or comparable.
There will be two separate orchestras and a cello ensemble. Students will be assigned accordingly in order to ensure proper command and full enjoyment of the repertoire.

  1. FULL Orchestra ~ Should have completed Suzuki Book 1 (or comparable) and be able to read music accordingly; this camp is not recommended for very early beginners.
  2. Chamber Orchestra ~ Playing level comparable to Suzuki Book 4 and above; solo opportunities for the more advanced players.