Ages 11 – 18

Session: August 5 – 9
Registration deadline: April 1, 2024

Tuition: $800
Registration Fee: $45

Location: Warwick, NY

For intermediate and advanced level students

Summer Strings is a week-long musical camp for young violinists, violists and cellists. Skilled string players receive individual lessons, participate in ensembles, attend musicianship classes, engage in improvisation and movement workshops, learn from enriching lectures and presentations by faculty and guest artists, and make lasting friendships during fun summer activities throughout the day.

“I love it here. Everyone loves music and is creative.” – Kaufman Music Center Student

Camp Hours: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

No audition required. Participants will be asked to provide a video by April 1 for class placement.

Special Offer: Register by March 4th for 10% off tuition

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Sample Schedule

9:30 am – Violin choir, Viola choir, Cello choir
10:15 am – Lessons/practice
11 am – Outdoor recreation & snack
12:15 pm – Chamber ensemble
1:15 pm – Lunch
2 pm – Lessons/practice
2:45 pm – Musicianship, Improvisation, Recital, Lecture, or Presentation 
3:30 pm – Break
3:45 pm – Movement, Singing, Recital, Lecture, or Presentation
4:30 pm – Violin choir, Viola choir, Cello choir
5:15 pm – Pack-up


ALICIA ANDREWS, SESSION DIRECTOR 
Alicia is Assistant Director and Adult Division Manager at Kaufman’s Lucy Moses School and Producer of the Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition. She holds a BA in Theater from Williams College, has studied Dalcroze Eurythmics and is a former teaching artist at City Lights Youth Theater. Her directing, costume design and acting credits include Target Margin Theater, American Opera Projects (Lincoln Center Festival), Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Galapagos, HERE, 92NY's Makor Center. 

 

KEN KUBOTA 
Most know Ken, a cellist celebrated for his musicianship, as a YouTuber, social media personality, and for pioneering his unique style of playing the cello like a guitar. He’s one-third of the band Empire Wild and founder and producer of JHMJams, a video series of pop covers by classical and jazz musicians. Currently a Kaufman faculty member, Kubota holds degrees from The Juilliard School (BM, MM), and has served on faculty at the Peabody Preparatory under Johns Hopkins University.

 

NUNÉ MELIK 
A Siberian-born violinist of Armenian origin, Nuné is an emerging artist on the international stage who proves that music has no limitations. From her highly acclaimed solo debut at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2016 to sharing the stage with Jimmy Buffett in 2019, Nuné approaches artistry at a new level. Internationally recognized as a specialist of the music of the Caucasus, Dr. Nuné Melik lectures in four languages.


 

SCOTT TAYLOR, SESSION DIRECTOR 
Arts administrator, music theorist, violinist and conductor Scott Taylor directs the Young People’s Division at Kaufman’s Lucy Moses School and also serves on the violin, theory and ensemble faculty at Greenwich House Music School. He earned a Master of Music in Music Theory from the Mannes College of Music in New York and studied orchestral conducting under Hynek Farkaĉ at Pražská konzervatoř (Prague Conservatory) in the Czech Republic.


 


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