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Open to middle- and high-school students, the SFA Strings Camp is a week-long intensive study of string orchestra literature. You'll engage in musical studies with SFA School of Music's string faculty members, orchestra conductor and guest artists.

Orchestra placement

Orchestra placement is based on your video audition submission using the music excerpts provided by the camp directors.

Recommended experience is prior involvement in your school program for at least one year or completion of Suzuki Book One in private lessons.

June 25 to July 1, 2023

Pricing information

Regular camper rate
  • Resident camper: $495
    • Includes meals and lodging
  • Commuter: $275
2023 All-Region members
  • Resident camper: $420
    • Includes meals and lodging
2023 All-State members
  • Resident camper: $295
    • Includes meals and lodging
Incoming SFA first-year music majors
  • Resident camper: $350
    • Includes meals and lodging

Incoming SFA first-year nonmusic majors may attend at the regular camper rate.

  • Prior to registration deadline: $40 fee
  • After registration deadline: $50 fee
  • After camp begins: No refund

Registration information

Register online

Register and pay online through the School of Music's secure marketplace store. All major credit cards are accepted.

Registration deadline: June 9

Required documents to submit

Complete the following documents and email them to

Audition materials

All campers must submit a video audition to determine:

  • placement in one of the three orchestras
  • seating within sections
  • and chamber ensemble placement.

Email a video of your audition to Links to YouTube videos or an external file hosting site (like Dropbox or Google Drive) also are acceptable. Include the your first and last name in the file name or YouTube video title.

If you're interested in performing in a chamber ensemble during your week of camp, select a solo you're currently working on and submit a second video showcasing this piece. In the title of the video file, include your name and "chamber audition."

All audition submissions are due June 12.

High school audition excerpts
Middle school audition excerpts

Daily schedule and what to bring

Students will be involved in orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, music electives and optional private lessons. The SFA string faculty members and guest artists guide all teaching facets of the camp. Students also will engage in extracurricular activities including movie night, a talent show, and various guest concerts.

Tentative schedule (PDF coming soon)

View the Strings Camp packing list.


School of Music
Faculty directory

Physical Address:
Wright Music Building
Room 150

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13043, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962