String Fling

String Fling is a chamber music/orchestra experience for pre-college string students. Marking its 17th year, String Fling returns in 2018 with high school (July 15-18) and middle school (July 19-20) camps. Students in private lessons who have completed grade six 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

High school 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. Middle school students living more than 45 miles away may live on campus for an additional $125 fee. ALL camp students will be supervised at all times.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL 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 15-18, 2018

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 15 thru Wednesday, July 18, 2018. More detailed schedule information will be mailed to campers with sheet music.

(Sunday) July 15:

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

(Monday - Wednesday) July 16-18:

  • 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
  • Wednesday:
    • 6 p.m. — Concert

To apply:

Students interested in attending should apply during the discounted early bird application period that ends May 17, 2018. The final application deadline is June 8, 2018.

  1. Complete the online application and fee.
    • High School camp tuition is $450 ($350 for early application), which includes a $25 non-refundable application fee.
    • Applicants not accepted for any reason will have all fees refunded except for the $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 19-20, 2018

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.

New this year! This will be a commuter camp. Students living more than 45 miles away may stay in campus housing at an additional charge of $125.

Daily Schedule

This camp runs Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, 2018. More detailed schedule information will be mailed to campers with sheet music.

(Thursday & Friday) July 19-20:

  • 8 a.m. — Drop-off, check-in; 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. — Student pick-up
  • Friday:
    • 6 p.m. — Concert

To apply:

Students interested in attending should apply during the discounted early bird application period that ends May 17, 2018. The final application deadline is June 8, 2018.

  • Complete the online application and fee.
  • Middle School camp tuition is $275 ($225 for early application), which includes a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Applicants not accepted for any reason will have all fees refunded except for the $25 application fee.

 

Don't miss out!

Don't miss our early bird discount application period that ends May 17, 2018! The final deadline for completed application is June 8, 2018.

Contact us

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