Stringfellows Summer Music Camp


The Montgomery Symphony Association regrets to announce that the 2020 Stringfellows Music Camp has been CANCELED due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After 25 years, this camp has become one of our most cherished programs, but the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and families is cherished even more. We very much look forward to providing instruction and enjoyment in music again with your students, and we hope to see you next summer!

StringFellows is a preparatory program for rising 7th – 9th grade students of violin, viola, cello and bass. This one week residential music camp focuses on building the musical skills necessary for success combined with the fun and friendship of a great summer camp. 

“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.” — StringFellows parent

Participants should be rising 7th – 9th graders, be able to read music and 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. 

The total cost for StringFellows summer session is $400.* This fee includes registration, tuition, room, board, and music fees, as well as scheduled group social activities and a camp T-shirt. Campers will be housed in the Huntingdon College dormitories and will eat in the College Dining Hall.  Registration Deadline is May 5, 2020.

Scholarships are available to StringFellows and will be based on financial need and instrumentation requirements. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 5, 2020.

StringFellows Faculty are 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.

Camp activities include daily string orchestra rehearsal, music history and theory classes, and a full range of social opportunities, both on and off campus, will be offered daily.

The week will conclude with a Final Concert Awards Ceremony for friends and family of the campers. These awards honor or memorialize StringFellows enthusiasts Dorothy Cameron, Capers Holmes, Valerie and Fred Wilkerson, Myles Mayberry, and Elizabeth Campbell. The awards are:

The Cameron Award and The Holmes Award: Two full scholarships for 2021 StringFellows will be presented to the most improved 2020 StringFellows male and female campers.

The Myles Mayberry Award: Recognizes the most congenial returning camper who has proven to be an outstanding citizen of the StringFellows family and carries with it a full scholarship to StringFellows 2021.

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 2020 StringFellows will be presented at All-State to the most improved member of the Sinfonia Orchestra.

For further information, contact us at 334-240-4004 or
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