Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference for Grades 7-12
The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN - map
July 26–31, 2015 for students (37th Anniversary Year)
July 25–31, 2015 for interns, counselors and faculty
The Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference is jointly sponsored by The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph and MNSOTA. This is the ideal summer program for 7th through 12th grade students eager to develop their string playing through chamber music, string orchestra and technique classes. There is no entrance audition; all students are accepted in the order in which they apply. On the first day of camp, teachers hear students play to assess their experience in order to divide students according to age and ability for daily orchestra and chamber group rehearsals. The faculty of distinguished artist-teachers is aided by a corps of outstanding college student teaching interns, making possible considerable individual attention.
There is no entrance audition; students are accepted in the order in which they apply. There is a small pool of scholarship money available to assist students who otherwise not be able to attend; contact camp director David Arnott firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information.
The 2015 Registration form and Health form will be available for download in the spring.
Intern Opportunities & Dorm Counselor Opportunities
The Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference needs college interns to assist faculty in sectional rehearsals and technique classes. One intern is also needed to serve as an administrative assistant to help organize the chamber music program. Interns and faculty share coaching of student chamber groups — the students have the faculty coach for half the session and the intern coach for the other half of each daily session. Interns and faculty participate in daily pedagogy discussion and mentoring. Interns also have opportunities to observe student orchestral rehearsals and to participate in the faculty/intern solo and chamber music recital. The final chamber recital by the students is often a highlight for interns as they hear the success they have helped to foster.
Dorm counselors are also needed. Counselors assist the recreation director during meals and students’ free time, live in dorms with students and monitor nightly curfew. Counselors have opportunities to observe student classes and orchestra rehearsals. March 31, 2015 will be the application deadline for Teaching Intern & Counselor positions.
Contact Dr. J. David Arnott at the College of St. Benedict (email@example.com or 320-363-5389) if you have questions.
For more details, download the documents listed below.