Summer Strings

July 19-30, 2021

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, the main focus of Summer Strings 2021 will be for Intermediate and Advanced players, Monday-Friday from 1-5 pm at the DMC, with masks and social distancing.

There will be a concert of the program participants on the final Friday at 7:30 pm.

Beginner and Novice groups will return in 2022. 


More Details

Summer Strings will be a Monday – Friday program.  Electives will still be offered such as improvisation, chamber music, and fiddling. STEAM projects will be incorporated into the program. 


Novice Strings

 Minimum 1 year private instruction or 2 years school instructions


 Intermediate Strings


  • Two or more years’ experience
  • Ability to read music
  • Familiar with first position notes.

Advanced Strings


  • Ability to shift into third position
  • Desire to learn advanced ensemble-playing techniques
  • Ability to sight-reading

Participants should be able to play in 1-2 octave scales in the following keys:

Major- C, G, D, A, F and B-flat

Minor keys: a, d, g , e, and b

Suggested playing level of Suzuki Book 2 or higher

Ages: Third grade to adult

Seating evaluation: Please submit a short video which should include:

1. Your choice 1-2 octave scales,  2 Major and one minor

2. Two contrasting pieces which best display your abilities from the solo repertoire. (not school orchestra parts)

 Summer Strings Tuition

  • Tuition is $425 .  Register before May 31st 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. If you have any questions, please call Marian Bocchnia, Administrative Assistant, at 203-748-1716 or email
  • Financial Aid is available
  • Program needs to meet a minimum enrollment to take place
Type Price

One Tuition before May 31st

One Tuition after May 31st



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