Upper Midwest String Camp

Upper Midwest String Camp 2022

Upper Midwest String Camp for Grades 7-12
The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN - map
July 24–29, 2022 for students
July 23–29, 2022 for interns, counselors and faculty

After being cancelled two years in a row due to Covid, we are optimistic that our camp will take place in person this summer.

Registration now open! Click HERE

Or download the registration form and health form from the bottom of this webpage

2022 Upper Midwest String Camp Faculty

Orchestras conducted by Mary Sorlie and Lucas Shogren

Sectionals and technique classes lead by

Elizabeth York, violin

Stephanie Shogren, violin

David Arnott, viola

Daniel Ericksen, cello

Josh Schwalbach, double bass

Chamber Music for all students coached by all faculty and interns

General Information

The Upper Midwest String Camp 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. 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.

Student Details

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 darnott@csbsju.edu for scholarship information.

Registration and Health Forms are available for download at the bottom of this page. Apply early to ensure your spot!

The Poster (in jpg and pdf format) is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Please print and post for your students

Intern Opportunities & Dorm Counselor Opportunities

The Upper Midwest String Camp 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, 2022 will be the application deadline for Teaching Intern & Counselor positions.

Contact Dr. J. David Arnott at the College of St. Benedict (darnott@csbsju.edu or 320-363-5855) if you have questions.

For more details, download the documents listed below.

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