String Camp

The Youth String Camp will be July 21-28, 2019 and is open to violin, viola, cello and string bass students entering grades 7 – 12, and to graduating seniors.

This unique week-long String Camp is designed for dedicated string students who wish to develop their skill in solo, chamber music, and orchestral playing. All students will be grouped into string quartets, string trios, and other chamber ensembles. Each group will explore a chamber work in depth, learn rehearsal techniques and performance skills through daily coachings and chamber master classes, and then perform the work on a final gala concert. In addition, all students will join forces in a string orchestra, which will rehearse substantial works of the string orchestra repertoire in daily rehearsals and sectionals, and will also perform on the gala concert.


All students must send a CD by mail or electronically of their best solo playing (no more than 8 minutes – leave out the piano accompaniment) for entrance into the camp, as well as to determine chamber music assignments and preliminary orchestra seating. Enrollment will be limited. Students should be prepared to perform a solo work on a recital during the camp. Please bring the original solo music and accompaniment.



opera-ozarks-environment-001-300x225Established in 1950, Inspiration Point is a self-contained facility located seven miles west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Situated on top of Rock Candy Mountain, it boasts an incredible view and atmosphere in which to make exciting music.

Students will be housed in dormitories designed for two to four per room. Participants are asked to indicate any roommate preferences on the application. Students are responsible for upkeep and maintenance of dorm rooms and for any damages that may occur. A final inspection of the area will be conducted before students are dismissed from camp. Dorm counselors will be present at night and for daily wake-up calls and room check.

Youth Camp Faculty:

Camp Director/Accompanist: Kathryn Hickman


The rules for enrollment, acceptance and participation in the piano camp for Inspiration Point are absolutely without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin or physical disability.