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Calling all young string musicians! Registration for our String Ensembles Camp is now open to both current members and non-members. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your musical skills, make new friends, and enjoy a week full of music!

Intermezzi Strings Camp: 9:15 am - 3:10 pm
Virtuosi Strings Camp: 10:30 am - 4:45 pm
Camp Concerts: Friday, 1:45 - 4:00 pm

Violin, viola & cello players. The camp is designed for beginning- to intermediate-level strings students who can read notes and rhythms and have been taking lessons or have had experience with their instrument for at least 1 year. The CYS Strings Camp allows participants to receive a high-powered headstart for the coming school year with several days of intensive music-making, exposing students to a fast learning pace, daily practicing techniques, ensemble playing,  and chamber music lessons. 

Monta Vista High School, Cupertino

How to Enroll
Complete our online registration form before July 1, 2024. CYS will send registrants a camp registration form to paste a link to the placement audition. 

Camp Details
Early drop-off and Late pick-up care are available from 8:30–9 am and 4:30–5:30 pm free of charge, then $45 per hour for each additional hour (advance signup required, nonrefundable). 

Ensemble Placement via Informal Demonstration Video 
Non-members are placed into group classes and chamber ensembles with their peers. Placement in a group is based on a required but short, informal demonstration video of the student's current skill level. Participants will enjoy a variety of music activities, including instrument technique and ensemble classes.

Registration and Payment

Non-Members: $650 Camp Fee, non-refundable

Submit a completed registration form to CYS before the registration deadline. See program listings for specific deadlines and requirements.

In the event that a program fills before the deadline, students may be accepted onto a waitlist. CYS will contact waitlisted students if space becomes available.

Payment for camp need not be submitted at the time of registration. Upon review of the demonstration video, CYS will contact students regarding placement. Full camp fees will be due upon notification of acceptance into the camp. Enrollment cannot be confirmed until payment is received in full.

Tuition Assistance
Limited tuition assistance is available and is awarded based on demonstrated financial need.

The Tuition Assistance Application Form is available online. 

After review of applications, CYS will contact students to inform them of their award. Based on the financial aid offered, if students wish to proceed with the camp, their portion of tuition must be paid upon acceptance of the tuition assistance aid award. 

CYS’s programs involve group activities. One student’s absence for any amount of time could impact the enjoyment and effectiveness of the group(s) with which he or she is working. As such, full attendance and participation are expected for camp.

Absences and Make-ups
CYS does not provide a refund for missing camp.

Media Consent
CYS community members are occasionally photographed and filmed, for publicity purposes. At the time of registration, participants can agree or opt out of media permissions

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