Youth Violin Camp Goes Beyond Reading Notes

Students at youth violin summer camp

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Matt Geske

Young violinists ages 6-12 are invited to join us for a week of pure violin joy at the Mason Youth Violin Camp, July 22-26, 2019. Students will develop their violin skills and musicianship in a supportive group setting while engaging in a wide range of activities and exploring several musical styles.

Academy Teaching Artist Claire Allen directs the youth camp, with instructional assistance from fellow Academy Teaching Artist Drew Robertson. Ms. Allen founded the early strings program at the Academy, and has spearheaded several supplemental group violin classes for private lesson students. The program takes place at the Mason Community Arts Academy building, just off of the main Mason campus, in Fairfax, VA (part of the Washington, DC Metro area).


Students reading at violin summer camp


The camp offers a holistic experience of music for the students. In addition to participating in engaging group classes which will develop their violin skills, they’ll also sing in a choir, experience creative movement with an acting teacher, learn the building blocks of music through introductory theory and history classes, and be introduced to multiple styles of violin playing outside of the classical world.

Dr. Lillian Green, a music professor at Bethany College and a specialist in eclectic styles, will also be a part of the camp faculty, guiding young violinists on learning how to play in fiddle and jazz styles.



“I’m really excited for all the young violinists who might be having their first experience of playing violin in a group,” said Ms. Allen, “and for the musical friendships that will form during this camp!”


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Come have fun with your violin this summer and learn more about music at Mason Youth Violin Camp!




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