Orchestra Summer Day Camp

The Orchestra Summer Day Camp (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Chappell) is offered each summer during the month of June. Over 125 students rehearse in elementary, middle school, and high school orchestras under the direction of several guest conductors. Students also receive instruction in both music theory and music history classes. String orchestra students with at least one year of experience playing violin, viola, cello or double bass are invited to attend. Five different orchestra groups of different levels conducted by stellar directors from the DFW area will develop a concert program to be presented on Friday, June 16th.  Students will have the opportunity to develop and maintain their technique, play fun music, and meet new friends. 


  • Pre-Orchestra (String Project level 1 and 2)
  • Orchestra I (SP Intermediate/ finished 5th grade orchestra in DISD/emerging music readers)
  • Orchestra II (SP Orchestras/ Intermediate Middle School)
  • Orchestra III (Advanced Middle School)
  • Orchestra IV (High School)

When:  June 12-16, 2017

Where: UNT Denton Campus-Music Building 

Pre-Registration Deadline: June 1, 2017

Requirements: Students must have at least one year of string playing experience at the time of the camp.

*Students will be responsible for their own transportation and lunch.

If you are interested in a more intensive summer string program for students, please visit the UNT Summer String Institute directed by Professor Felix Olschofka.