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Summer Music Camp


We are pleased to offer summer music camps for musicians of all ages.  All camps are run by Rachel L. Waddell, Associate Conductor of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Canton Youth Symphonies.  Students learn strategies to improve intonation, technique, reading comprehension, individual practice, and receive sectional coaching with professional musicians from the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  The camps are open to CYS members, non-members and prospective members.


Save $25:  Register for multiple weeks OR register multiple students from the same family!

Beginning String Camp - June 12-16, 2017 - 9am-3pm

Zimmermann Symphony Center - 2331 17th St NW, Canton -  Directions

For beginning string students (violin, viola, cello, bass) who have been playing 6 months through Suzuki Book 3. Recommended for grades 4-6* (Fall 207).  The week will focus on building string technique and beginning string orchestral repertoire, music history and theory fundamentals as well as music and movement.
Cost:  $300

Intermediate String Camp - June 26-30, 2017 - 9am-3pm

Zimmermann Symphony Center - 2331 17th St NW, Canton - Directions

For intermediate & advanced string students who are in Suzuki Book 4 and higher. Recommended for grades 6-12* (Fall 2017).  The week will focus on building string technique and intermediate orchestral repertoire as well as music history and theory fundamentals.
Cost:  $350

*This is a recommendation.  There is no minimum age.  Younger students may participate.  Please contact the CSO Education Department with questions.

Civic Orchestra Immersion - June 26-30, 2017 - 6pm-8:30pm
Zimmermann Symphony Center - 2331 17th St NW, Canton - Directions

Civic Orchestra is for instrumentalists of ALL AGES and abilities and gives them the opportunity to experience orchestral performance by reading and rehearsing standard classical and popular repertoire.  Those who participate in the intensive will be eligible for a possible side-by-side performance opportunity with the Canton Symphony Orchestra on a concert later in the summer.  Open to flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, violin, viola, cello and bass.  Included in the camp is a concert on June 28 with members of the New Horizons Chamber Orchestra.
Cost:  $100; $125 family maximum

Camp Z Brochure          Camp Z Registration

Financial Aid:

A limited number of funds is available for scholarship assistance for youth who demonstrate financial need. Whole or partial scholarships are available to certain qualifying participants. Participants who believe they may be eligible for need-based scholarship should follow the link below for the complete application process.

Scholarship Application


Canton Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Rachel L. Waddell
Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians and education staff