String Fling

String Fling is a chamber music experience for pre-college string students. Marking its fifteenth year, String Fling returns in 2016 with high school (July 17-20) and middle school (July 20-22) camps. Students in private lessons who have completed grade 6 or higher are invited to study this summer on the Missouri State University campus (Springfield, Missouri).

Faculty

Students will be coached by full-time faculty of Missouri State University's Department of Music, including Dr. David Hays, Dr. Amy Muchnick, Dr. Michael A. Murray, Dr. Christopher Kelts, along with guest faculty instruction. Convocations, master classes, presentations and and other events combine to make String Fling an unforgettable experience.

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. ALL camp students will be supervised at all times.

Two Camps

Learn more about String Fling's middle school orchestral and high school chamber camp options:


White String Quartet

High School
String Fling Chamber Camp

July 17-20, 2016

The High School camp is a chamber music experience! Participants range from completed 9th thru completed 12th grade and are placed in small ensembles, according to their respective abilities, to work with coaches and perform in master classes, culminating in a performance.

Daily Schedule

This camp runs Sunday, July 17 thru Wednesday, July 20, 2016. More detailed schedule information will be mailed to campers with sheet music.

(Sunday) July 17:

  • Afternoon arrival to Missouri State campus
  • Introductions and initial rehearsals

(Monday - Wednesday) July 18-20:

  • 8 - 9 a.m. — Breakfast and personal practice time
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Rehearsals / Lunch / Assembly / Masterclass
  • 5 - 8 p.m. — Dinner / Evening Activites / Orchestra

To apply:

Students interested in attending should apply by June 3, 2016.

  1. Complete the online application and fee.
    • High School camp tuition is $350 (includes a $25 application fee)
  2. Prepare and publish an audition video:
    • Keep video brief, no longer than 3 minutes.
    • No accompanist is required.
    • Publish audition video as an unlisted video on your YouTube or Vimeo channel.
  3. Email a link to your audition video to StringFling@MissouriState.edu. Please include your full name as it was submitted on the application.

 


MSU String Fling camp lesson by Dr. Murray

Middle School
Silver Strings Orchestra Camp

July 20-22, 2016

The Silver Strings Middle School camp is open to students who have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. Participants will gain a fun and educating orchestral experience culminating in a performance. ALL camp students will be supervised by resident assistants and have supervision at all times.

Daily Schedule

This camp runs Wednesday, July 20 thru Friday, July 22, 2016. More detailed schedule information will be mailed to campers with sheet music.

(Wednesday) July 20:

  • Early evening arrival to Missouri State campus
  • Introductions, attend chamber concert/seating auditions

(Thursday & Friday) July 21-22:

  • 8 a.m. — Breakfast and warm up time
  • 9 a.m. — Orchestra rehearsal
  • 11 a.m. — Activity/lunch
  • 1 p.m. — Orchestra rehearsal
  • 3 p.m. — Afternoon activity
  • 4 p.m. — Sectionals/presentations
  • 5 p.m. — Dinner
  • Thursday:
    • 6 p.m. — Orchestra rehearsal
    • 8 p.m. — Evening activity
  • Friday:
    • 6 p.m. — Concert

To apply:

Students interested in attending should apply by June 3, 2016.

    • Middle School camp tuition is $250 (includes a $25 application fee)

 

Don't miss out!

The deadline for completed application and fee is June 3, 2016.

Contact us

Contact the Missouri State Department of Music at 417-836-6958 or email StringFling@MissouriState.edu for more information.