String Music Camps

Camper string section
COMMUTER CAMP - GREEN BAY CAMPUS
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The UW-Green Bay String Music Camps are an opportunity for students to grow as individual musicians and as an ensemble. Campers will have the opportunity to make music and discover new pieces from the string repertoire. Camp will comprise of general rehearsals, a tech class, and a cultural string class. In the general rehearsal, the campers will learn pieces from the standard string repertoire. For example, Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, Adoration by Florence Price, or a Symphony for strings by Joseph Bologne. Campers will have a technique class in which they will focus on the technique of the instrument, as well a cultural string class in which students will perform music by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla and composers from other world traditions. Accepting the following string instruments: violins, violas, cellos, and string bass. Cost includes instruction, music, t-shirt, and mask.

Final concert
A final concert will take place on the last day of each camp (July 29 or August 5) in the Weidner Center's Fort Howard Hall. Parents are welcome. Facemasks will be required for entry. 

Middle School Camp

Grades 6 - 8

July 25 - 29, 2022
Cost  - $344

High School Camp

Grades 9 - 12

August 1 - 5, 2022
Cost - $344

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Schedule
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. --- Rehearsal
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. --- Technique class - divided on High and Low strings
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. --- Cultural music ensemble: exploring music from other cultures
Requirements
  • Minimum three years of playing the instrument required.
  • Auditions are not necessary, but we will request a short video performance to help instructors know the general skill level of the campers.
  • Must bring own instruments.

Health Forms

​Our camp Health Forms are electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

COVID-19 Policies & Guidelines

PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 POLICIES WEBPAGE prior to registering for camp.

General Camp Policies

We look forward to working with you and making sure that you have a fun, safe, exciting experience! Certain policies have been developed in order to assure your safety and well-being. The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents/guardians to dismiss any camper during any session for improper dress, conduct, language, or attitude which, in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, is deemed detrimental to the other campers or smooth operation of the camp. If in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, your conduct violates any rules and regulations, you may be dismissed without refund of fees and/or referred to appropriate authorities.

Please review our General Camp Policies prior to attending camp:

 

Health Services and Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is not available for Youth Programming. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. A $25 administrative fee is charged for all cancellations, the remainder will be refunded to you. No cancellations or refunds are available with less than two weeks notice. If camper must cancel for medical reasons, including COVID-19, full refunds are provided. To cancel, please call 920-465-2775 or email camps@uwgb.edu

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

Campus Map and Directions

The following link will provide you with printable maps and directions to campus: Maps & Directions

Instructor
Luis Fernandez
Luis FernandezLuis Fernandez, violinist, teacher, chamber musician, concertmaster, and conductor, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he began violin studies through the El Sistema music program and the Latin-American Violin Academy. After immigrating to the United States, he earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Florida, where he served as first violin of the Nuevo Mundo quartet-in-residence. Dr. Fernandez continued his studies at the University of Miami, where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental performance. He has performed with many orchestras such as Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Gran Mariscal of Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Naples Philharmonic, Amarillo Symphony, and Lubbock Symphony (as associate concertmaster). Currently, he performs with Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Oshkosh Symphony, and is concertmaster of the Weidner Philharmonic Orchestra. Active as a teacher as well as a performer, Dr. Fernandez has been on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan) since 2008. Dr. Fernandez presently holds the endowed Robert and Joan Bauer Endowed professorship in Strings at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Contact

If you have questions about youth camp registration or payment please contact us at 920-465-2775 or camps@uwgb.edu.

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