Horizon Strings Program

Expand your child’s string playing with a fun, intensive summer learning opportunity. 

Our mission is to cultivate an authentic community of string players, with a focus on developing the whole person, so that each child may flourish in both musicianship and character.

Further goals and objectives

  • to keep a small faculty-to-student ratio, giving each child space and attention

  • to introduce other instruments and art forms

  • to promote invention, creativity and innovation

  • to collaborate with teachers and other professionals

  • to further the Suzuki vision of global community within a common musical language

Below are highlights from summer 2018.

SAVE THE DATE: Next year's camp (our third year!) will be held August 5-9, 2019

 
 
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Quartet practice

Offered as an extension hour to the main camp, a time for more advanced students to be in a trio or quartet, and use their experience at reading music to challenge themselves. Ensemble class is rated highly by those who participate, because they take pride in the extra challenge.

 
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Guest instructors

During each of the four days of camp, there was a time with a guest. Topics included conducting, composing, singing, and clarinet!

Student feedback indicated strong positive feeling about learning from guest instructors, to learn outside their main instrument and be in the wider world of music!

 
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Outside time

Everyone loved marching around with our violins outside. Each person took a turn leading a piece.

Another favorite is the outside non-music time at lunch recess!

 
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Composition

The theme of the camp this year was invention. Students worked on basic note writing, inventing patterns on their instrument.

As a group we also wrote an A B A song form, performed at the final concert

 
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Artwork Time

One of the most popular “favorite things to do” was drawing and painting.

Some students skipped their snack in order to finish their poster design!