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String Project Camp

String Project Summer Camp

Students in grades 3 through high school hone their skills and learn from experienced teachers and graduate students. The camp fosters the excitement of developing skills on an orchestral string instrument and is open to students who have completed one year of instruction.

The USC String Project summer program is open to all students who have completed one year of instruction on a string instrument. Daily group music instruction (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) culminates with a Friday concert (1:00 p.m.).

The String Project faculty include experienced teachers from the community and music education majors from the university. Dr. Gail Barnes directs the USC String Project.

2017 Dates

July 10–14, 2017
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Register online here.


Which level do I sign up for?

  • Blossom Street - Level: Essential Elements or Measures of Success, book 1 (Grade 1 music)
  • Park Street - Level: Essential Elements or Measures of Success, book 2 (Grade 2+ music)
  • Devine Street - Students should have the following skills: Proficient music reading
    skills, shifting (3rd and beyond) and some vibrato (Grade 3–5 music)
  • High School Boot Camp - In the morning, high school students practice fundamentals of technique, the regional excerpts and chamber music. They join the Devine Street Orchestra for rehearsals and the concert.


String Project Building (851 Park Street-ground floor of Discovery Garage)


Tuition is $135 for the week. An optional t-shirt may be purchased for $15. (If registration is later than two weeks prior to the camp, we cannot guarantee a t-shirt. Students may wear the t-shirt at the Friday concert.)

For more information: (803) 777-9568 or