We require to see a video (2nd video is optional) of you performing. A video shot on your phone is completely acceptable as long as we can clearly hear and see you play. These can be submitted by posting a URL (DropBox or GoogleDrive are prefered. Private YouTube links are acceptable) or by mailing us a flashdrive which will be returned during camp.
Videos may be accompanied or unaccompanied. Please perform a short excerpt and edit the performance to be 2-3 minutes long. Let these videos represent your best work! This will be used to evaluate each camper’s playing ability, determine small group placement, and determine orchestra seating. If you have no experience with styles outside of classical playing but would like to participate in another genre, that is not a problem! We can place you based upon your classical excerpt. We are able to meet the needs of a wide range of playing experiences at String Crossings, so please don’t be intimidated by this video requirement. We just want to hear your best in order to provide the best possible experience for you at camp.
Please have your private teacher or orchestra director email a brief recommendation letter that highlights your strengths as a musician as well as what you could learn by attending String Crossings Camp. Have them email this letter to email@example.com
These paragraphs explain the differences between a Resident Camper and a Commuter Camper. The next question will ask which you will be at camp.
Resident Camper: $1175 (Dorm Accommodations)
By selecting this option, a student will be referred to as a “resident camper.” Dorm accommodations are provided for resident campers only. Each hall will be supervised by String Crossings counselors and Residence Life staff. Security is a priority. Students will be charged for lost keys. Roommates will be assigned randomly by gender unless roommate requests are indicated on the application form. Dorms are available from check-in (1:30pm) on Sunday until check-out (9pm) on Friday.
Includes dorm accommodations, all meals (in the Johnson Center Dining Hall), classes, master classes, recording session, rehearsals, faculty concerts, evening recreational activities, final Friday concert, and a String Crossings T-shirt.
Commuter Camper: $1025 (No Dorm Accommodations)
By selecting this option, a student will be referred to as a "commuter camper" and will have a strict sign-in and sign-out policy monitored by camp staff. Attendance for all camp events, including evening events, is mandatory. Students may be dropped off between 8:00 and 8:15am and picked up at 8:45pm.
Includes all meals (in the Johnson Center Dining Hall), classes, master classes, recording session, rehearsals, faculty concerts, evening recreational activities, final Friday concert, and a String Crossings T-shirt.