Summer Strings Camp 2018

For this year, we will be holding a Summer Strings Camp. Next year (2019) we will return with the Santa Barbara Suzuki Institute.

  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, classical guitar Ages: 5-16
  • Date: August 13-17th, final concert on Friday at 11AM
  • Camp Time: 9AM-12PM
  • Optional: guitar (all), advanced ensembles (Bk. 4+)
  • Cost: $200 for camp; $75 for Optional add-on
  • Where: Santa Barbara City College Music Dept. (West Campus)
  • Teachers: David & Valerie Malvinni

Description: A fun way to get ready for the new school year! This camp focuses on ensemble and group playing. Younger students will also have an art class, and the older students will learn music theory and history.

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Curriculum: Books 1-3: Beginner Ensemble 9AM: group playing, technique, scales *10-15 minute snack break 10AM: art class *10 minute break 11AM: beginner ensemble (orchestral playing) 12PM: dismissal N.B. We will aim to have the material challenging enough for the Book 3 players. Easier versions will be available for the Book 1-2 players.

Books 4 and above: Advanced Ensemble 9AM: group playing, technique, scales *10-15 minute snack break 10AM: music theory and history class *10 minute break 11AM: advanced ensemble (string chamber repertoire)

12PM: dismissal; ONLY if staying for optional, lunch (BYO) will be 12-12:30PM

Optional: 12:30-1:30PM: advanced small ensembles; depending on enrollment, we will have quartets, trios, duos. This will also be the only time where the guitars will work as a unified group, so it is strongly recommended for all guitarists to sign up for the Optional part of the camp.