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Click here for a Summer Registration form you can print & mail, register online with the link above, or call 585-454-4596.

Click here for a Summer Registration form that is a fillable pdf (rather than writing it in by hand!) 

Click here for the 2019 Summer Session Calendar and enrollment policies.

Summer lesson appointments begin on April 1, 2019.

String Instrument Camps



Molly McDonald, Director & Coach
Jennifer Carpenter, Aika Ito, & Shannon Nance, Coaches
July 29-August 2, 2019
9:00 am-4:00 pm
for students entering grades 6-12, teacher recommendation required

Suggested level: violinists & violists NYSSMA Level 4+, cellists & bassists NYSSMA Level 3+, Suzuki Book 3+; students must read music
Students new to chamber music at Hochstein: contact us about an informal audition or send us a video of your playing at molly.mcdonald@hochstein.org.

Join us for this fun camp where the emphasis is collaboration! Students learn the joy of playing in a small string ensemble such as a trio, quartet, or quintet. Camp will include daily ensemble coachings, string orchestra, musicianship classes such as ear-training/music theory, and movement. Chamber ensembles will be determined prior to the start of camp and students will be grouped by age and level. Depending on the students enrolled, ensembles may include instrument choirs. Pre-formed groups are welcome to apply! Camp will conclude with a final performance on Friday, August 2. 

Fee: $10 registration fee; $350* tuition. (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)


John Fetter, Director, and special guests
August 12-16, 2019
1:30-5:00 pm
for students entering grades 6+, NYSSMA Level 3-6, or the equivalent

Get ready to explore interesting sounds with your string instrument! Students of all bowed string instruments can join John Fetter and guest artists to experience and perform music from rich and diverse non-classical repertoires. Past styles have included jazz, rock, fiddling, Klezmer, and Indian music, along with other folk and world styles. This unique opportunity includes daily contact with instructors as students learn new music and practice performing and improvising in a variety of musical traditions. Students work as active collaborators with guest artists to create the music for the final performance on August 16 at 5:00 pm.  

Fee: $10 registration fee; $255* tuition.  (Fees are as of Summer 2019.)


* Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.