Join us for a challenging and fun opportunity for committed music students to grow as musicians and artists and to play with outstanding fellow string players.
Music students from San Luis Obispo County and across the country meet up for a week-long, immersive, overnight summer camp experience on the Central Coast. This is an extraordinary opportunity to deepen your musicianship, make friends, and have lots of fun on the Central Coast!
Our highly experienced and dedicated faculty has been a rich source of knowledge and inspiration for students of all ages. They provide the tools needed to succeed musically and as members of society as a whole.
Our week will consist of full string orchestra rehearsals, chamber groups, sectionals and a culminating concert. Individual coaching opportunities will be made available. There will be time for social activities, outdoor games, and plenty of time to enjoy the camp’s natural surroundings.
Covid protocol will be determined closer to camp based upon State Guidelines.
Dates: Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, July 16, 2023
Location: Camp Arroyo Grande
Academy Director: Michael Nowak
Tuition: $1,200 (Scholarships available, email [email protected] to request a scholarship application.)
Instructions for payment will be sent upon acceptance of your application and audition video.
For questions email us at [email protected] or call (805) 235-4201.
Applications are due by April 20, 2023. To apply for Summer Strings Music Academy, please select one of the following options:
- Online Application: Fill out the online application form. Once the form is submitted, email your audition video to [email protected]
- Email Application: Download and fill out the PDF version of the application form, then send the completed form along with your audition video to [email protected]
- Mail-In Application: Print and fill out the application form. Mail completed form to Orchestra Novo, PO Box 1555, Morro Bay, CA 93443, and email your audition video to [email protected]
Audition Video: After completing the application form above, end your audition video to [email protected] with the subject line as “SSMA audition video-[instrument]. Include a 2 octave scale and a solo piece of your choosing. This can be an mp4 or mov file, or a link to a Youtube or Vimeo video. Please submit by April 20, 2023