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As of 9.13.2021 Snow Pond Center for the Arts is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks recommended.  Details here.

Prelude String Orchestra Camp

July 25 - August 8, 2022


NEMC Prelude String Orchestra Camp is a two week camp that welcomes upper elementary and middle school string players, ages 9-13, to an orchestra ensemble experience. Designed for string players entering grades 5-9, this camp will bring fun and excitement to playing in a group! Each morning, campers will rehearse in string orchestra ensembles, as well as participate in small group lessons, music theory classes, and sight reading sessions to enhance their string playing skills. In the afternoons and evenings, campers will participate in traditional recreational activities to enjoy the lake-front campus of NEMC. Each week culminates with a final concert performance at the Bowl in the Pines. 


2022 Program dates:   NEMC Rehearsals Kids 3 1

July 25, 2022 - August 8, 2022



  • $2600


Admission and Audition Process:

  1. Register beginning October 1, 2021 and submit deposit HERE
  2. Submit audition videos and fill out Prelude Questionnaire HERE.
  3. Students will be notified of acceptance and ensemble placement following Faculty review.


Audition Requirements

  • One piece that shows the students current level, no more than 2-3 minutes each
  •  1, 2, or 3 octave scale of the musician's choice or a D Major scale.

Admission will be on a rolling, first come-first served basis.


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26 July Rehearsal 28Eligibility Requirements:

  • Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
  • Ages 9-13 and entering grades 5-9 in Fall 2021
  • Musicians must have completed at least one full year of string playing, either in private lessons or through a school string program.
  • At a minimum, candidates should demonstrate ease of playing in first position on all four strings and can proficiently read those notes: they may be working on shifting to higher positions.



2021 Faculty (2022 TBA):



Bethany Niedbala

Program Coordinator


Carlos Barriento


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Emily Guarino


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Gabriel Remillard

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Joanna Smulakowski

Violin & Viola

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Mary Ann Tortolano

Violin & Viola

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