2017 Camp Participants
2016 Picnic Concert
2015 Masterclass Performance
String Chamber Music Camp


The String Chamber Music Camp, the second week of the Oskaloosa Music Festival, offers a more in-depth study of chamber music for interested violin, viola, cello, and bass students in the region. Participants will be placed into small string ensembles and will rehearse with, and be coached by one member of the faculty ensemble. At the end of the week, all student groups will present their work in a public recital.


Since the camp has limited enrollment, interested students must apply and submit a brief recorded audition following the instructions on the application form. Applicants will be accepted based on the completion of this application and their demonstrated ability in the audition recordings. Please click on these two links to access the forms you'll need to apply.

Application Form

Permissions Form




9:00-10:00 Warm-up/Large ensemble - Daily warm-ups and learn how to become a great ensemble player

10:10-11:10 Practice Time/Private Lessons - Receive two or more one-on-one lessons throughout the week.


11:20-12:20 Quartet Rehearsal/Coachings - Rehearse alongside other students and be coached by our incredible faculty.


12:30-1:15 Lunch: Take a break from all that hard work! Time to eat and toss around the frisbee.


1:15-2:15 Quartet Rehearsal/Masterclass - Perform and get constructive feedback from peers.


2:25-3:30 Enrichment Class: - Music Theory 101, Body Awareness, Improvisation, Musica Celestis, Music History, Folk Music, and Sight-Reading Skills have been previous enrichment classes.



Tuesday, July 30th - Student/Family Chamber Music Potluck (Private event for campers and families. Details available upon acceptance)

Thursday, August 1st - 12pm-1pm - Picnic Concert on the Square

Thursday, August 1st - 8pm - Faculty Concert with City Band

Friday, August 2nd - 7:30pm - Student/Faculty Recital @ Fellowship Bible Church

*Rain-out location for all events on the square is Smokey Row