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Summer String Camp

Summer String Camp

June 12–18, 2022
UCF Main Campus • Performing Arts Center – Music

Note: Important Housing Update Below!

UCF Summer String Camp is a one-week, intensive program designed to educate and inspire young string players in grades 7–12 with a rigorous and stimulating curriculum.

UCF Summer String Camp is a one-week, intensive program designed to educate and inspire young string players. Full day camp is for grades 7-12 with a rigorous and stimulating curriculum. Skills covered will include string technique (improving intonation, vibrato, set-up) and musicianship (foundations of rhythm, sight singing and theory). Instruments covered in this camp are violin, viola, ’cello, double bass.

New this year, we will hold our first solo competition. There will be two divisions, intermediate and advanced, with only one winner from each division. The winners will receive a full tuition scholarship for the following year and will perform their solo as part of the concert on Saturday, June 18.

Submit Application

Applications open March 4 and will close on June 1, 2022 or when camps reach capacity. If we receive too many applications for the solo competition, we will ask for prescreening before camp starts.

Registration Fees

A reservation fee of $50 is non-refundable and will be used towards the cost of tuition. Tuition does not include a $30 administrative fee to Acceptd.

String Camp

Early Registration Tuition Deadline

$300 by May 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Late Registration Tuition

$350 by June 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

15% discount for second child


Due to unforeseen circumstances, UCF String Camp will be presented as a commuter-ONLY camp until further notice.

Applicants who have already requested housing should expect an email soon.


Refund Policy

Requests for refunds of camp tuition and housing must be submitted no later than 11 business days prior to camp start date. No refunds will be considered within two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. Transaction fees paid to Accepted during registration are non-refundable, and a $50 processing fee is deducted from all refunds if the camper cancels. UCF cancellation will result in a full refund minus Acceptd transaction fees.

Private Lessons

Private, 50-minute lessons with camp faculty are available for an additional cost: $40 for lessons with student teachers, $60 for lessons with UCF faculty.

  • Violin: Dr. Winter
  • Cello: Mr. Bjella
  • Bass: Cesar Olmeda
  • Viola: Dr. Céspedes


  • Premiere: Beginner
  • Apollo: Low Intermediate
  • Pegasus: High Intermediate
  • Knights: Advanced
  • All the ensembles except for Premiere will require an audition.


  • David Bjella, UCF Professor of Cello
  • Dr. Ross Monroe Winter, UCF Assistant Professor of Violin
  • Erik Bryan, Director of Orchestras at Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne, FL
  • Dr. Mauricio CéspedesPrincipal Viola of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Other Personnel: Juan Ceballos, Abby Goodman, Cristina Garcia, Steven Hernandez, Jin Jones, Aramis Ruiz-Ruiz and Madeleine Smith


Click here to view a sample schedule from last year’s Summer String Camp.