Emerald Isle String Haven

Warm-up session on beach, Emerald Isle String Haven

Emerald Isle String Haven is a summer music camp for adult string players. It is held at Colombiere Retreat Center in Clarkston, MI


Faculty concert at Holy Cross Church

The camp starts on Sunday, June 24th, and ends on Friday, June 29th, 2018.

Whom This Camp Is For

Fun time at Emerald Isle String Haven

This camp is aimed toward enthusiastic adult amateur violinists, violists, and cellists who enjoy playing music in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings, and wish to improve their playing by learning new techniques, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of techniques they already know.

We are accepting a total of 10 violinists, 5 violists, and 5 cellists. This allows us to ensure that every individual player receives the attention and guidance that he/she may need thoughout the week.

Our Focus at the Camp

Technique session at Emerald Isle String Haven

At the camp, we offer:

  • technique workshops focusing on various aspects of string playing such as mapping of the fingerboard, vibrato, and different kinds of bow techniques.
  • chamber music and string chamber orchestra sessions.
  • music theory classes to help campers understand some of the basic and essential knowledge in music theory, in order to achieve a higher level of appreciation in the art of music.
  • a faculty recital with open rehearsals where the campers can observe and learn how to rehearse effectively in a small ensemble setting.
  • a lot of fun playing music with people who share the same kind of passion toward music and string literature all day long!

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