Horizon Strings

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Gentle Violin (1).jpg
Quartet in concert rehearsal.jpg
Teaching Group.jpg
Violin Candyland.jpg
Playing Upside Down - Edited.jpg
Carol Meiseles.jpg
String camp 2018.jpg

Horizon Strings

from 228.00

Keep up the momentum this summer. Play with friends, learn, create and invent in a nurturing learning environment.

Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9, 2019

9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

For violin, viola, cello and bass string students of all ability levels, ages 7 - 12.

Each day will feature a plenary group session followed by smaller group stations:

  • Group games and activities with age-appropriate learning

  • Composing and inventing

  • Theory and ear training

  • Guest performers

  • Exploration of other musical styles

  • Art time

  • Outdoor time

  • Final concert

All students should bring a bag lunch and water bottle.

ADD-ON: Small Ensemble Coaching

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

Attend main camp and stay for an additional hour of small ensemble time:

  • Sign up with your friends, form a trio or quartet

  • Coached small ensembles by expert coaches

  • Sight reading, rhythm, and technique development

  • For students at Book 1 Minuets level and above (or equivalent)

First-hour option for ages 5-6.

Parents may accompany ages 5-6 for the first hour only at reduced tuition.

All classes held at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.

Early-bird rates extended until May 31, 2019. Final registration deadline June 30, 2019.

Session Options:

Authentic community, flourishing musicians, building character

The Mission of Horizon Strings 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.

Goals and objectives

  • to help each student flourish as a musician

  • 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

Inspire your string student this summer!

If you are new to the camp experience, Horizons String Camp is a real highlight of the summer.

"There is no other similarly priced camp I know of that delivers this kind of high quality teaching." -Amanda R., parent

Research has shown that when students get to be around their peers, they are more motivated to practice. All activities are designed to promote interest in musical learning and increase positive association to music.

"It was the best camp of the summer" Michael W., attendee.

Save hundreds or thousands compared to other camps and institutes, or supplement their sports and other activities for the summer with intensive music study in string playing. 

Students will also have extra practice in technique development, and add in lots of fun music theory and ear training, all designed to advance their musical skill.

"Really fun like group class but better because we get to play more games!" Elena D., 2017 attendee.

Basic camp explores in-depth bow technique, introduces methods for better tone, intonation and rhythm, and covers other topics such as music notation, theory, and composition.

Small ensemble class students are grouped according to age and ability into small ensembles, to play from both Suzuki and outside material for duet/trio/quartet experience. Ensemble class meets from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. each Monday - Thursday and performs in the final concert on Friday.