String Fling

String Fling, marking its fifteenth year, returns in July to offer intensive string instrument study to talented students in middle school and high school. Students in private lessons who have completed grade 7 or higher are invited to study on the Missouri State University campus (Springfield, Missouri).

High School String Fling Camp

July 17-20, 2016

Silver Strings Middle School Orchestra Camp

July 20-22, 2016


Students will be coached by the University's full-time string faculty, which includes Dr. David Hays, Dr. Amy Muchnick and Dr. Michael A. Murray, and also benefit from guest faculty instruction. Students receive chamber music and string orchestra assignments, rehearse with different coaches, and perform a concert at the end of the program. Convocations, master classes, and other events combine to make string fling an unforgettable experience.

Application and fees

Application and more details will be available soon.

Housing and meals

Students will live on campus in a University residence hall for the duration of the program; they will also be served three meals daily from one of the residential dining halls. A staff of counselors supervise residential life.

Contact information

Contact the Missouri State Department of Music at 417-836-6958 or for more information.