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Prelude String Orchestra Camp

July 24 - August 7, 2023


NEMC Prelude String Orchestra Camp is a two-week sleepaway camp that welcomes upper elementary and middle school string players, ages 9-13, to an orchestra ensemble experience. Specifically designed for string players entering grades 4-9, 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. The session culminates with a final concert performance at the Bowl in the Pines.


2023 Program dates:   NEMC Rehearsals Kids 3 1

July 24, 2023 - August 7, 2023



  • $3000 - financial aid is available


Admission Process:

  1. Register online and submit deposit beginning October 1, 2022. 
  2. Submit a playing sample and all required materials via the online portal following account creation.
  3. All campers are accepted until we reach our maximum enrollment of 50 campers. Playing samples will allow the conductor to choose repertoire for the session.


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 4-9 in Fall 2023
  • 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.



2023 Faculty:



Bethany Niedbala

Program Coordinator



Carlos Barriento


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Emily Guarino



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Mary Ann Tortolano

Violin & Viola

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