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Registration open for SFA strings and piano camp

June 26, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Strings and piano students from across the state are invited to register for a one-week camp being presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Sunday, July 8, through Friday, July 13, on the university campus.

"Every day strings and piano students will be immersed in quality music making in group, one-on-one and master class situations," said Gene Moon, SFA director of orchestral activities and the camp. "They will have the unique opportunity to interact with the SFA faculty and guest artists as well as SFA college music majors who make the camp an enriching experience."

The camp will culminate in a concert at 3 p.m. Friday, July 13.

"This will be the second year for a combined camp for the two groups of musicians," explained Moon. "Throughout its history, the strings camp has served students from throughout Texas and neighboring states and with a growing interest for a piano camp, we find it beneficial to include the pianists as well."

Faculty will help piano campers improve the memorized performance piece they bring to camp and also work with them on additional solo works or concerti.

The camp is open to junior high and high school students who can either stay on campus all week or register as commuters with an optional meal plan. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

For more information and to register, please go to www.music.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-4602.