5th Annual WSU Summer String Camp for Junior High & High School Students

June 27-30, 2016


Due to renovations in the Wright State University Creative Arts Center, all events will take place at Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main Street, Springboro, OH 45066, which has graciouly offered to host this camp.

Dear private teachers and music educators,

The Wright State University School of Music is proud to host its fifth annual Summer String Camp for junior high and high school students. June 27-30, 2016. 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. We are proud to invite an exceptional teaching staff that will include Sarah Benedict, (Springboro 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 2 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in preparation for the Thursday 8 p.m. concert, with a  dress rehearsal starting at 5 p.m.

Students will be able to attend a variety of coaching sessions provided by the WSU faculty. An applied fee of $200, payable online at www.wright.edu/music-store, 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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

WSU Summer String Camp Faculty:
  • Sarah Benedict, Orchestral Director, Springboro High School
Wright State University faculty: