Cello Fury Rock Camp (2021)

ANNOUNCING CELLO FURY ROCK CAMP 2021!

*All weeks of camp are at capacity*

Choose your own adventure: IN-PERSON, HYBRID, or ONLINE! 

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. 

CAMP DATES and FORMAT 

June 28 - July 2, ages 12 to 17: ONLINE and HYBRID options available!  Morning classes, from 9 am to 12 pm, will be online for all campers; afternoon sessions, from 2 to 4:30 pm, are your choice--either in-person OR online.  Choose what is most comfortable for your family!  Afternoon classes will be held at the PYCO School of Music in Wexford, PA, maintaining safety precautions, masking, social distancing and daily health checks for campers and teachers.  Activities during the morning online sessions include masterclasses, sectionals, Furyopoly (our signature music theory game), and special guest performances and workshops.  Afternoon sessions feature rock band rehearsals and rock orchestra rehearsals--students can attend in-person or stay online.  For in-person campers, rock orchestra rehearsals will be divided into two groups (maximum 15 campers per rehearsal time/30 "hybrid" campers total per week) to allow for social distancing, room capacity, and safety precautions.  Students who are fully online can participate in real time via Zoom for the afternoon session.  The final concert will take place outdoors on Saturday, July 3 at 3 pm at North Park (rain date, July 4).  Families are welcome to attend, and we will follow all current safety guidelines.  Camp tuition is $350. All campers will need access to the internet and a device to participate in the morning classes.  Daily health screenings and masking will be required for all campers, teachers and staff who participate in-person.  If a camper does not pass the health screening, they may participate online from home.  If circumstances beyond our control prevent in-person activities, the afternoon sessions will pivot to online.  No refunds will be given.

July 12 - 16, ages 7 to 12: ONLINE and HYBRID options available!  Morning classes, from 9 am to 12 pm, will be online for all campers; afternoon sessions, from 2 to 4:30 pm, are your choice--either in-person OR online.  Choose what is most comfortable for your family!  Afternoon classes will be held at the PYCO School of Music in Wexford, PA, maintaining safety precautions, masking, social distancing and daily health checks for campers and teachers.  Activities during the morning online sessions include masterclasses, sectionals, Furyopoly (our signature music theory game), and special guest performances and workshops.  Afternoon sessions feature rock band rehearsals and rock orchestra rehearsals--students can attend in-person or stay online.  For in-person campers, rock orchestra rehearsals will be divided into two groups (maximum 15 campers per rehearsal time/30 "hybrid" campers total per week) to allow for social distancing, room capacity, and safety precautions.)  Students who are fully online can participate in real time via Zoom for the afternoon session. The final concert will take place outdoors on Saturday, July 17 at 3 pm North Park (rain date, July 18.) Families are welcome to attend, and we will follow all current safety guidelines.  Camp tuition is $350.  All campers will need access to the internet and a device to participate in the morning classes.  Daily health screenings and masking will be required for all campers, teachers and staff who participate in-person.  If a camper does not pass the health screening, they may participate online from home.  If circumstances beyond our control prevent in-person activities, the afternoon sessions will pivot to online.  No refunds will be given.

AT CAPACITY—REGISTRATION CLOSED.   July 26 - 30, ages 12 to 17: IN-PERSON Camp! This session is a full-day (9 am to 4 pm), in-person camp held at The Ellis School in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, PA.  Enrollment is limited to 30 campers to allow for social distancing, room capacity limits and safety.  Daily activities include masterclasses, sectionals, Furyopoly (our music theory game), special guest performers, rock orchestra, and rock bands.  The final concert will take place outdoors on Friday, July 30 at the Ellis School sports field.  Camp tuition is $375.  Daily health screenings will be required for all campers, teachers and staff who participate.  Camp families will need to download the health app used by The Ellis School and answer health screening questions for their camper(s) prior to arriving at camp each day.  If a camper does not pass the health screening, a remote option will be made available to participate online from home.  Masks will be mandatory all day, except when eating lunch. We will have a socially-distanced lunch time (pack your own lunch) and recess outdoors every day, unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will spread out in the school cafeteria with the doors open for ventilation.  If circumstances beyond our control prevent in-person activities, camp will pivot to online.  No refunds will be given.

August 9 - 13, ages 7 to 12: IN-PERSON Camp! This session is a full-day (9 am to 4 pm), in-person camp held at The Ellis School in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh, PA.  Enrollment is limited to 30 campers to allow for social distancing, room capacity limits and safety.  Activities include masterclasses, sectionals, Furyopoly (our music theory game), special guest performers, rock orchestra, and rock bands.  The final concert will take place outdoors on Friday, August 13 at the Ellis School sports field.  Camp tuition is $375.  Daily health screenings will be required for all campers, teachers and staff who participate.  Camp families will need to download the health app used by the Ellis School and answer health screening questions for their camper(s) prior to arriving at camp each day.  If a camper does not pass the health screening, a remote option will be made available to participate online from home.  Masks will be mandatory all day, except when eating lunch. We will have a socially distanced lunch time (pack your own lunch) and recess outdoors every day, unless there is inclement weather, in which case we will spread out in the school cafeteria with the doors open for ventilation.  If circumstances beyond our control prevent in-person activities, camp will pivot to online.  No refunds will be given.

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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 13th 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 and Kathleen Andrews; and bass faculty, Ryan McMasters.  Guest performers from around the country are featured daily in interactive, real-time sessions with the campers.

 

How to Register

Register and pay online (or mail a check payable to “Cello Fury”, P.O. Box 8671, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.). 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 will 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!