Student Camps and Teacher Workshops

Do you have a student camp or teacher workshop you would like to have included in this directory?

1. Join or Renew your ASTA Business Corporate (String Industry Council) or Institutional Membership
2. Complete and submit the ASTA Institutional Member Student Camps and Teacher Workshops Directory Form
         -Please complete one form per event to be listed

Check back as information is updated as it is received. Information is alphabetized by Institution, not program date.
Youth Student Camps

Belmont University
String Crossings Camp
June 18-23, 2023
Carrie Kimbrough, Camp Director
(615) 460-6346
Live/In-Person: Nashville, TN - Belmont University

String Crossings is Belmont University’s annual week-long summer camp where current high school string students learn and perform music from a diverse set of genres including classical, jazz, rock, celtic, swing, and bluegrass. Students have the opportunity to study with Belmont's world-renowned faculty, explore creative musicianship and technique in all styles, participate in interactive performances, and immerse themselves in an exciting week of making music with new friends! Residential Camp Fee is $875.00/ Commuter Camp Fee is $575.00.

Faculty: Belmont University String Faculty

Camp Encore/Coda
Camp Encore/Coda
June 28-July 22 and July 23-August 13, 2023
Cara Bergantino, Camp Director
(617) 584-1129
Live/In-Person: Sweden, ME

We are a unique musical community offering daily instruction in diverse styles, including private lessons, orchestras,  jazz bands,  wind ensembles, rock bands, jazz combos,  chamber music, chorus, jazz choir, theater & many concerts. 2023 is our 74th year! Supportive, non-competitive atmosphere. Also sports, swimming, boating, arts & crafts. Ages 9-17.


Chamber Music Guild
Summer Student Festival

July 10-15, 2023
Virginia Wright, Managing Director
+1 (206) 357-3009

The Summer Student Festival presents students with a unique opportunity to explore chamber music by working with a professional string quartet. Directed by Skyros Quartet, this is an incomparable week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students age 13-24. Tuition: $675. Tuition assistance is available.

Instructors: Skyros Quartet: Willie Braun, Justin Kurys, Sarah Pizzichemi, Brandon Vance
Adult Student Camps

Teacher Workshops

Virtual String Teachers Summit

July 17-18, 2023

Focusing Forward: Belonging, Wellness, and Sustainability
What pedagogies, practices, and beliefs will sustain our string teaching community moving forward? Join colleagues from across the country as we share ideas, recharge, and refocus for the years ahead. Registration will open in March 2023.

Harmony Studio
integrō pedagogy
Karen Schultz-Harmon
(773) 220-2356

With more than 30 years of teaching and performing experience, Karen brings her expertise and enthusiasm for continued learning to each session. Borrowing from many schools of method as well as the influential teachers she has worked with, Karen has cultivated a vast pool from which to draw from when it comes to teaching cello technique. Many professionals and students who have worked with her have nicknamed her the "Prop Queen." If this peaks your curiosity, just wait until you find out the myriad of ways you can use an ear plug, lollipop stick or even a tennis ball - just to name a few - to improve your own playing and the progress of your students. These online sessions are meant to stretch your mind and abilities to their limits and are geared toward professionals seeking to hone or tweak aspects of their playing, toward teachers looking for refreshing new ways to present information to their students, as well as cello students seeking to gain sound technical advice and practice strategy solutions.

Smart String Teacher
Teaching Strings Made Easy

June 6-29 or July 4-27, 2023
Grace Law, Director of Pedagogy
(647) 238-6479

Let me help you take the guesswork out of teaching strings and boost the progress of your students.  Take my 4-week training and learn to play a new instrument while I teach you my simple, quick and effective step-by-step method.  Suitable for string players and non-string players alike.

Washington State ASTA
Birch Bay String Teachers Workshop
July 31- August 4, 2023
Chip Schooler, Director
(360) 280-2556
Live/In-Person: Ferndale, WA

64th annual workshop includes reading of new orchestra pieces, pedagogical lectures, minor instrument classes, conducting class, and lots of fun! Registration $275-350, discounts for ASTA members.
Chris Selby, Guest Clinician