OKYO Summer Symphony Strings Camp

Summer Symphony Strings Camp

Dates: Monday, June 27, 2022 - Friday, July 1, 2022
Peter Markes, Camp Artistic Director

The Summer Symphony Strings Camp (SSSC) is an annual commuter day camp, no audition required! This camp will be open to students in grades 5 through 8 (in the 2021-2022 school year) who have been playing for at least one year and can read music. Students participate in orchestra rehearsals and sectionals, working with professional staff members who supervise all activities. The week concludes on Friday with a Camp Closing Ceremonies concert for campers' families. Check out the example schedule below, and save the date for next summer's camp!


$150 for the full week, discounted 50% in 2021 for our adapted 1/2-day schedule

Average Day At-a-Glance:

8:00am – Drop-Off begins

8:30am – Orchestra Rehearsal

10:00am – Sectionals

11:00 am – Guest Recital

11:30am – Pick-Up


“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 

IMPORTANT: All Campers and their Families must read the 2021 SSSC Handbook and acknowledge their understanding of the expectations and responsibilities in the Registration form below. 

2021 Health and Safety Protocols-at-a-Glance:

  • Masks required at all times

  • CDC distancing guidelines for this age group will be followed

  • Follow all posted safety signs including stair directions and elevator capacity 

More 2021 Camp Information:

  • Hours are 8:30am to 11:30am

  • Location is the Wanda Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University

  • No audition required; Seating will be determined throughout the week

OKYO Summer Symphony Strings Camp