Mason Strings Camp

Orchestra summer camp students



Summer Arts at Mason 2022

The Mason String Camp is designed for young violin, viola, cello, and bass players.

Students will have daily orchestra rehearsals, chamber ensemble coachings, and small master classes. Participants will work with renowned professionals and form meaningful connections with other young string players. All students will participate in a final event.



Ages:  Rising 4th – 8th Graders (8 – 13)
Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2022
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm* (M-F)
Tuition:  $582
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
Audition Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022. Late applications will be considered as space permits.
*After Care add-on option (4pm-6pm) is available for this program.


Sample Daily Schedule:
Orchestra rehearsal
Chamber ensemble coaching
Small masterclasses on solo repertoire
Special Topics and Presentations such as faculty performances, solo recitals, sightreading sessions, and lecture demonstrations


One to two years of playing experience is desirable. A video audition is required for placement to participate in this program. Please upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video and paste the video link in the online application form by May 15, 2022. Students will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible. (Late applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis) . See Audition Material below.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.

Audition Material:


Get details and register for AFTER CARE (4pm-6pm).
After Care cost for the week is an additional $140.




Director/ Instructor: June Huang
Mason School of Music Professor
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Professor June Huang serves as director of strings at Mason’s School of Music and holds a Masters of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she was a member of the Young Artist String Quartet. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as an undergraduate. Professor Huang studied at the Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Kneisel Hall. Her primary teachers include Jens Ellerman, Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, and Marilyn McDonald.

An active performer in the Washington, D.C. area, she has performed with the National Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, and Amadeus Orchestra. She is a frequent chamber music collaborator and has appeared in concerts with the Staunton Music Festival, Red Lodge Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, and Virginia Virtuosi. A specialist on the baroque violin, Ms. Huang plays and records with Opera Lafayette, Four Nations, REBEL Baroque Orchestra and Mannheim Rocket. Leadership positions have included concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.

Professor Huang is a passionate teacher and has a strong interest in furthering the field of violin pedagogy. She is a guest clinician at many camps, schools, workshops, and clinics. A teacher certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a recipient of a research grant from the Levine School of Music, she visited Matsumoto and studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Suzuki.

Professor Huang founded and directed the String Camp/Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington, D.C. for 26 years.

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This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.

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My son came home each day very positive about his experience and was very eager to continue learning. Thank you for all your effort to make the experience worthwhile for him and the other students.” – Summer Strings Academy 2021 Parent

“I loved the large amount of time we got to play our instruments and the challenging music.” – Summer Strings Academy 2019 Participant

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“My favorite part of camp was learning new techniques and meeting new people who play the same instrument as me.” – Summer Strings Academy 2019 Participant

“I loved working on chamber music with my coach. I also enjoyed the guest performance and instrument workshop.” – Summer Strings Academy 2018 Participant

“I liked the balance of work and fun, and how the instructors were funny.” – Summer Strings Academy 2018 Participant

“I loved that the kids were treated as professionals!” – Summer Strings Academy 2018 Parent

“I had the opportunity to play in the best orchestra I have ever been in.” – Summer Strings Academy 2017 Participant

“My favorite part was the chamber groups, and the conductor had fantastic energy and enthusiasm!” – Summer Strings Academy 2017 Participant

“Ms. Jackson was a great conductor and the cello sectional was amazing.” – Summer Strings Academy 2017 Participant

“I was impressed by how much they taught us in such little time.” – Summer Strings Academy 2017 Participant

“I enjoyed the rigor…the challenge…and the inspiration to stretch to be a better musician. The music choices were great!” – Summer Strings Academy 2017 Participant




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