Summer Strings offers participants the opportunity to perform in large ensembles and chamber music groups and to learn fiddle tunes. Whether participants are looking for a summer program that enhances their musicianship or performance ability or whether simply looking to make new friends with fellow musicians, Summer Strings has offered both to our community for over 50 years.
For two weeks in July, string players from beginners to advanced players will meet Monday-Friday from 9am-1:30pm at the Danbury Music Centre.
There will be a concert for guests of the program participants on the final Friday at 7:30 pm.
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Rehearsal VenueDanbury Music Centre
256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
ScheduleJuly 22, 2024 – August 2, 2024
Sample Schedule. Subject to change.
All participants should arrive in time for 9 am regardless of group levels.
Beginner Strings 9-10 am
(begins at 8:30 on Monday and Tuesday of week 1)
No previous experience is needed
Participants should be entering grade 3 or
Essential Elements, Book I and Suzuki, Book 1, will be used and may be purchased at local music stores. Parents are encouraged to observe the class.
-During this time orchestral rep, fiddling, improv
Novice Strings 10:00-11:00 am
Requirements: Participants should have been studying privately for less than one year (or have had a full year of instruction in school).
This level is also suitable for students proficient on a primary instrument who wish to pursue a secondary instrument.
Workshops 11 –11:45 pm-small group sectionals, individual practice and help
Lunch Break 11:45-12:30, tuning
Intermediate Strings 10–11pm
Requirements: Participants should have two or more years’ experience, read music, and be familiar with first position notes. Advanced also participate.
Advanced Strings 12:30 –1:30 pm
Requirements: Participants should be able to shift into third position and have a desire to learn advanced ensemble-playing techniques and sight- reading skills.
Join the Ensemble
Summer Strings Tuition
- Tuition is $425. Register before April 31, 2024 and receive discounted tuition rate of $400.
- You may pay online below or by check mailed to Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
- Financial Aid is available
- Program needs to meet a minimum enrollment of 10 participants to take place
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We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.