3rd Annual WSU Summer String Camp for Junior High & High School Students

June 30 -July 3. 2014


Dear private teachers and music educators,

The Wright State University Music Department is proud to host its third annual Summer String Camp for junior high and high school students. June 30-July 3, 2014. This event will showcase the wealth of young performing talent in the Dayton area.

Students will gather for four days of coachings, performances, and new musical experiences, and will have an opportunity to perform in Wright State University's newly renovated Schuster Hall. We are proud to invite an exceptional teaching staff that will include public school teacher Sarah Benedict (Springboro High School and Junior High School), WSU instructors Thomas Sobieski and Kevin Nordstrom, and WSU Associate Professor Franklin Cox.

A select group of students in strings will rehearse intensively with guest artists in daily sectionals/master classes, daily orchestral rehearsals, and daily chamber music rehearsals. Junior students and senior students will rehearse in separate orchestras and join into the Festival Orchestra for a final performance. All participants will participate in chamber music rehearsals and perform on the final concert.

From Monday through Thursday, rehearsals will last from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in preparation for the Thursday 8 p.m. concert, with a  dress rehearsal starting at 6 p.m.

Students will be able to attend a variety of coaching sessions provided by the WSU faculty. An applied fee of $200, payable to the Wright State University Department of Music, will cover the costs of the festival. Music will be sent electronically or by mail by mid-June, and a recording of the final concert will be made available to all participants.

Please recommend to your outstanding students that they apply for this festival. The deadline for applications is Saturday, May 31, 2014.

WSU Summer String Camp Faculty:
  • Sarah Benedict, guest ensemble director (Springboro High School)
Wright State University faculty: