Advanced Strings Summer Program for Grades 6-9

The advanced strings summer program is designed for highly skilled and motivated musicians in grades 6-9. As part of this program, you will prepare solo literature for performance, participate in collaborative playing, study sonatas, and participate in a full orchestra.

Program length: 6 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $9,600
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis.

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

Selected through a competitive audition process, this program is comprised of four violinists, two violists and two cellists. During your time here, you will participate in rehearsals, private lessons, dedicated practice time, and collaborative arts activities.

You will have daily rehearsals with the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra (view 2019 repertoire, 2020 repertoire coming soon), which includes a three-hour block (including includes two sectionals per week. The Interlochen Symphony Orchestra presents four public concerts over the course of the six week session.

In the collaborative sessions, you will experience:

  • Chamber music: string players will collaborate with pianists in the advanced piano program, and/or perform with other strings in duos, trios or quartets.
  • Daily coaching from Interlochen's accomplished faculty and visiting guest artists.

You will also have weekly private lessons, and dedicated practice time on days when no lesson is scheduled.

Further round out your experience with two elective classes. Choose another music class, or use to the opportunity to explore another art form. When you're not in class, you will have numerous opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.


Performance Venues

Concerto Competition

Audition Requirements

Audition recordings should demonstrate both technical and lyrical playing. Piano accompaniment is preferred, but not required.

  • Audio or video file #1: A work from the list below
  • Audio or video file #2: An additional work of contrasting style
  • Audio or video file #3: Two scales

Advanced Strings audition repertoire:


  • Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, 1st movement
  • Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor, 1st movement
  • Mozart violin concerti no. 3 or 4, 1st mvt plus cadenza
  • Bach E major Partita, Predudio (1st mvt)


  • Hoffmeister Concerto (any movement)
  • Handel Concerto (any movement)
  • Bloch Suite Hebraique (any movement)
  • J. C. Bach Concerto (any movement)


  • Shostakovich Sonata (any movement)
  • Brahms E Minor Sonata (any movement)
  • Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 (any movement)
  • Lalo Concerto (any movement)


Dr. Andres Moran

Conductor, Intermediate Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp

Director of Orchestras and Artist-Teacher of Horn, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point