Cello Fury Rock Camp (2023)
CAMP DATES FOR 2023
Cello Fury Rock Camp is open to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists ages 7 to 17 who are looking for an exciting and fun alternative strings camp experience in the greater Pittsburgh area!
CAMP DATES and LOCATIONS for 2023:
June 26 - June 30, Senior Camp, ages 12 to 17, Wexford, PA (PYCO School of Music): 9 am to 4 pm daily
July 10 - 14, Junior Camp, ages 7 to 12, Wexford, PA (PYCO School of Music): 9 am to 4 pm daily
July 24 - 28, Senior Camp, ages 12 to 17, Shadyside, PA (The Ellis School): 9 am to 4 pm daily
August 7 - 11, Junior Camp, ages 7 to 12, Shadyside, PA (The Ellis School): 9 am to 4 pm daily
August 13: National Anthem Performance at the Pirates baseball game, PNC Park (open to campers from all four weeks of camp!)
Camp Activities include masterclasses, sectionals, Furyopoly (our signature music theory game), special guest performances and workshops, rock band rehearsals and rock orchestra. The session concludes with a concert for families to attend, held on the Fridays following each week of camp.
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
Cello Fury Rock Camp for Strings is an annually held music day camp located in Pittsburgh, PA and run by the members of Cello Fury. Currently entering its 15th year, Cello Fury Rock Camp provides young string players an alternative musical experience beyond the traditional, classical style of playing. Each day, campers play in a rock orchestra, practice with their own rock bands, participate in masterclasses, and attend rock orchestra sectionals. Special workshops take place daily, which change from year to year. Past workshops have included music composition, songwriting, world music, improvisation, world drumming, steelpan, jazz, fiddling, fitness for musicians, music photography, martial arts, music promotion, screen printing, and more! A performance by the campers takes place following camp for parents and friends to attend. In addition, campers have had the opportunity to perform the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates on field at PNC Park!
Cello Fury Rock Camp is open to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists of all levels. "Junior" Rock Camp is for ages 7 to 12 and "Senior" Rock Camp is for ages 12 to 17. Returning campers who are 18 can still participate, and college-level students can work as counselors and teaching assistants. If you have siblings in different age groups, but would like them to be at the same camp, please let us know and we can make accommodations.
Camp Faculty includes Cello Fury performers Simon Cummings, Nicole Myers, and Cecilia Caughman; upper strings faculty, Regina Ketter, Kathleen Andrews and Jason Neukom. Guest performers from around the country are featured daily in interactive, real-time sessions with the campers.
How to Register
Once camp applications open, you may register and pay online. Payment is due in full with camp application. Once your application has been received, you will get an email confirmation. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of mailing, please get in touch through the Contact button on the website. Your application is not considered complete until the full payment is submitted.
There are no auditions required to attend Cello Fury Rock Camp, and all levels are accepted. After your application is received, campers may be asked to submit a video of a short piece representative of their current skill level. This is used for placement in rock bands and orchestra sections.
Camp tuition includes a camp tee shirt!