North Carolina

July 27-31, 2020
(Orientation July 26)

A Camp

      Ages 8 and up + Adults
      Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass  
      Proficiency (Intermediate to Advanced levels):
      Violins should be studying in O’Connor Method Book III or IV and be familiar with material in Books I & II
      Violas & Cellos should be studying in O’Connor Method Book II and be familiar with material in Book I
      Basses should have completed two or more years of study on bass
      Reading: Music reading is required for some electives
      Students must bring their own instrument, as no instruments will be provided. 

• DAILY ACTIVITIES (9:00 am - 6:00 pm *3:00pm - 6:00pm optional)
Note: Regular classes end at 2:30pm. From 3:00pm - 6:00pm, daily All Camp Orchestra, Recital, and Jam Session are optional. *Underage students not participating in optional events will need to be picked up by their chaperone during optional events. Children age 11 and under are required to have a chaperone present during the optional events between 3:00pm-6:00pm* 
Daily Activities consist of:
      1 Group Class on O’Connor Method material
      1 Master Class on material of choice
      2 Electives for the week from the following choices:
              Orchestra A (open to all instruments - must read music)
              Dancing (dance steps to the various American genres)   
              Chamber Music (open to all instruments - must read music)    
              Write Your Own Tune (open to all instruments - must read music)
              Chording & Chopping (open to all instruments) 
              Improvisation for Violins (violins only)
              Improvisation for Violas (violas only)
              Improvisation for Cellos (cellos only) 
              Irish/Scottish Fiddling 
              Bluegrass/Old-time Fiddling (violins only)
              Jazz/Swing (open to all instruments)
              How to Jam (small group - open to all instruments)
              Mandolin (some experience necessary, bring your own instrument)
              Guitar (some experience necessary, bring your own instrument)
              Singing (learn to sing American styles)
      All Camp Orchestra (optional, but highly encouraged!)
      Student Recital (optional, but highly encouraged!)
      Jam Session (optional, but highly encouraged!)
*Your elective choices will be taken into consideration for the final scheduling, which can not be changed*

Parents, chaperones, grandparents and siblings of registered campers may join the mandolin and/or guitar group classes for an extra fee of $50 for each person for the week. You may register for both classes at $50 each for the week. No instruments will be provided. No refunds after June 26.

• CONCERTS/EVENTS *times subject to change*
    Check in begins at 5:00pm, Orientation and Faculty Introduction at 6:00pm on Sunday
    Electives Concert Thursday at 7:30pm featuring teacher-led class groups
    Finale Concert Friday at 7:30pm with the O'Connors, students, teacher trainees and faculty​

    Registration Fee $ 50.00 ($100 by June 26)
    Tuition $500.00
    Ticket for Finale Concert (featuring all students and faculty) Friday at 7:30pm: $10 

Important Note: Registrations are not valid until registration fee and tuition are paid in full. Enrollments operate on a first come first serve basis. There will be no refunds afterJune 26. Registration fee is $100 by June 26.

Lodging by individual arrangement: Hotel recommendation information is available on the FAQ page. Meals  are not provided. Underage students can either be picked up by their own chaperone during lunch time or will need to bring a lunch to eat in a designated space in the camp venue.

Students should bring a music stand, their instrument(s), their O'Connor Method Books, a water bottle, lunch if they plan to eat at the school, badge recieved at check in, and know their individual schedules given at orientation.

***We recommend registering on a computer, not a cell phone***
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