Summer Camp 2022 has been cancelled due to Covid.
Music • Summer • Fun • New Friends
Join us for a challenging and fun opportunity for committed music students to grow as musicians and artists, and to play with outstanding fellow musicians.
Music students from San Luis Obispo County and across the country meet up for a week-long, overnight, immersive summer camp experience on the Central Coast. This is an extraordinary opportunity to deepen your musicianship, make friends, and have lots of fun!
The week will be comprised of full string orchestra rehearsals, chamber groups, sectionals, and a culminating performance. Individual coaching opportunities will be made available. There will be time for social activities, outdoor games, and plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the camp’s natural surroundings.
On this page, you will find a link to our online and printable application forms. Complete and return the application with your audition fee and submit your audition video. (Full details below)
This camp is open to students age 12 through 18.
Michael Nowak, Academy Director
Grace Seng, Violin
Sara Bashore, Violin
Valerie Berg-Johansen, Violin
Michael Whitson, Viola
Giovanna Clayton, Cello
Ken Hustad, Bass
Our Dates & Location
Sunday July 10-17,2022
Camp Arroyo Grande
250 Wesley Street, Arroyo Grande
(formerly the United Methodist Conference center)
Tuition $1,200 • Scholarships available
How To Apply
Submit your camp application by sending the application form and where needed, a scholarship application by email or by mail.
Apply By Email or Mail
Download the application by clicking below:
Aplicar por correo electrónico o correo
Haga clic en las imágenes aquí, luego descargue la imagen en la página que se abre para bajar la aplicación:
Aplicación de Beca
Our mailing address is
Orchestra Novo, P.O. Box 1555, Morro Bay, CA 93443
In light of the current situation, we want to assure you that applications are being accepted until the camp is filled. Audition Fees are now being waived.
Please send your Audition video by June 3, 2022.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected]
Tuition will be billed prior to the start of camp on a case by case basis
Submitting Your Audition Video
Send your audition video to [email protected]. Use the subject line “SSMA audition video [write in your instrument]. “
Include a 2-octave scale and a solo piece of your choosing. This can be a .mp4 or .mov file, or a link to a Youtube or Vimeo video.
Payment for Audition Fee – all audition fees are waived
For any additional questions, email [email protected].
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