For Immediate Release
March 6, 2014
FSYO Presents StringMania Summer Camp 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. – With the summer of the 57th concert season fast approaching, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is calling young, high spirited musicians to join StringMania! StringMania is an annual, two-week, summer day camp meant to enrich, inspire and educate young string players, ages 7 to 15. Camp enrollment is open to FSYO members and non-FSYO members alike. There are no auditions for this program; however, students are expected to be playing at a Suzuki book level 2 or higher. Students will participate in diverse musical activities designed to challenge and enhance their talents in both orchestral and chamber ensembles. Fun team-building activities such as chamber group coaching, culture based dance exercises, and fiddling and improvisation workshops will also be incorporated. Previous StringMania programs included an introduction to stage crafting and a performance field trip to the downtown Orange County Public Library. There will be a celebratory closing concert to complete the program. To obtain more information and apply, please visit www.fsyo.org. Applications are due no later than June 20, 2014.
Camp Dates: StringMania takes place Monday through Friday for two weeks, starting July 14, 2014 and concluding on July 25, 2014. StringMania will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily for full-days and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for half-days.
Camp Location: StringMania meets daily at the College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804.
Camp Tuition: Tuition is $400 for the two-week program. Half-day camp programs are available for two weeks for $300. A non-refundable tuition deposit of $100 must accompany this application. Checks made payable to FSYO. The remainder of the total tuition is due on or before the first day of camp. As always, in line with FSYO's commitment to the community, no student will be turned away from this program due to lack of funds; scholarships are available for those who qualify.
About FSYO: The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Central Florida's top young musicians via programs committed to strengthening musical talents and developing appreciation of the arts through classical music. The FSYO, in its 57th Concert Season, comprises three full orchestras, one string training orchestra and various chamber groups, made up of more than 250 students from eight Central Florida counties, including Orange, Osceola, Lee, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Highlands and Volusia. Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Darden Restaurant Foundation; Universal Orlando Foundation; and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support. The FSYO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.fsyo.org.