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Dates: Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM - John Rex Middle School

428 W California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 

Closing Ceremonies Concert: June 21, 2024

2:30 PM - John Rex Elementary School Gym

500 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Peter Markes, Camp Artistic Director

The Summer Symphony Strings Camp (SSSC) is an annual commuter day camp and no audition is required. Students participate in string orchestra rehearsals and sectionals, working with professional staff members who supervise all activities. SSSC also features special guest artist recitals and Arts Experience Field Trips which have included Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Myriad Botanical Gardens, and Civic Center Music Hall tours. The week concludes on Friday with a Camp Closing Ceremonies concert for campers' families. 

Type of Ensemble:  This camp is for string students only and is open to those in grades 5 through 8 (in the 2023-2024 school year) who have been playing for at least one year and can read music.

 

Conductor:  Peter Markes is the conductor and Artistic Director for Summer Symphony Strings Camp.  See HERE for more information about Mr. Markes.

 

At A Glance Sample Schedule:

8:00am - Drop-Off Begins

8:30am - Rehearsal

10:00am - Arts Experience Field Trip

11:30am - Lunch (Bring Your Own)

12:00pm - Afternoon Rehearsal

1:00pm - Sectionals

2:00pm - Recital Hour

3:00pm - Pick-Up

*Schedule varies and is subject to change

 

Auditions: Auditions are NOT REQUIRED for SSSC.  Enrollment for the 2024 SSSC will open soon.

2025 Camp Dues: $290. Special Scholarships are available for those who need assistance. 

2024 Registration is Closed

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“The students in the OKYO’s Summer Symphony Strings Camp continue to amaze me! In just one week they are able to create an amazing, mature musical product that belies their young age. I am also continually in awe at how they grow in their maturity, their relationships, and their leadership. These are the real tenets why we teach music, and I am humbled to be a part of the team that makes this growth possible each year.” 

Peter Markes, Camp Artistic Director, OKYO Advisory Council Member, and 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year 

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