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The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 23rd annual StringFellows Summer Music Seminar, a “camp” to be held June 18th-24th,2017 on the beautiful campus of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Designed to serve as a preparatory program for students of violin, viola, cello and bass, this seven-day residential music camp will focus on building the musical skills necessary for success on one’s instrument. Rising 7th - 9th graders are eligible to attend.  



“I think this camp is outstanding.
The experience broadened my child’s interest
in her instrument and she has been practicing “on her own”
and enjoying playing more than ever! She made lots of
new friends and tells everyone how much
she loved her time at StringFellows.”
(Quotes from past StringFellows Parents)


The camp’s activities will be anchored by a string orchestra which will rehearse 2-3 times a day. Daily classes in music history and theory will be offered. StringFellows will conclude with a concert and awards ceremony on Saturday morning.

Entrance Requirements:
All campers must be able to read music and should be able to play two-octave scales in several keys. Experience in the positions is helpful but not necessary. All campers will play for the faculty at registration and complete a theory background sheet to help determine the content of classes and the repertoire for the orchestra.  Campers must be recommended by their string teacher to be considered for acceptance into Stringfellows.  Click here for Recommendation Form.

StringFellows Faculty:
The faculty of the StringFellows Summer Music Seminar is selected from the state’s most respected teachers. Each one is dedicated to helping young string players advance on their instrument and joins us with many years of successful teaching experience.

Other Activities:
In addition to the educational components of StringFellows, a full range of social opportunities both on and off campus will be offered.

StringFellows campers will be housed in Huntingdon College dormitories and will eat at the College Dining Hall. All students will be expected to adhere to college and StringFellows camp rules.

The total cost of this summer session in $335. This fee includes registration, tuition, room, board, and music fees, as well as scheduled group social activities and a camp T-shirt.

Scholarships ranging from $50 - $200 are available to StringFellows and will be based on financial need and instrumentation requirements. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 19th.  

Awards Presented:

The Cameron Award and The Holmes Award: Two full scholarships for 2018 StringFellows will be presented to the most improved 2017 StringFellows male and female campers.

The Wilkerson Award:  Recognizes the most improved rising 9th grade participant and provides a cash award of $300 to support future music expenses.

The Campbell Award: A full scholarship for 2017 StringFellows will be presented at All-State to the most improved member of the Sinfonia Orchestra.

These awards honor or memorialize StringFellows enthusiasts Dorothy Cameron, Capers Holmes, Valerie and Fred Wilkerson, and Elizabeth Campbell.

*The MSO reserves the right to use photos from all education programs and images of registered participants for the organization's use in program materials, education promotions and website use. By participation in the program the participant and guardian acknowledge this policy.

Printable application to fill out and return by May 19, 2017. 
Submit the online application or Mail applications to: 

Stringfellows Summer Music Seminar
c/o Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 1864
Montgomery, AL  36102

Questions?: 334-240-4004 or email us here montgomerysymphony@gmail.com