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School of Music

String Project Camp

String Project Summer Camp

Students in grades 3 through high school hone their skills and learn from experienced teachers and graduate students. The camp fosters the excitement of developing skills on an orchestral string instrument and is open to students who have completed one year of instruction.

The USC String Project summer program is open to all students who have completed one year of instruction on a string instrument. Daily group music instruction (9 a.m.–3 p.m.) culminates with a Friday concert (2–3 p.m.).

The String Project faculty include experienced teachers from the community and music education majors from the university. Dr. Gail Barnes directs the USC String Project.

2015 Dates

July 13–17, 2015
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Register online here.


Which level do I sign up for?

  • Silver Strings - Level: Essential Elements, book 1 or equivalent (Grade 1 music).
  • Concerto - Level: Essential Elements, book 2; beginning of book 3 or equivalent (Grade 2+ music).
  • Intermezzo - Students who have completed Essential Elements book 3 or equivalent. Music reading skills should be proficient (Grade 3–5 music)
  • NEW! High School Boot Camp - Students have practice in fundamentals that help produce a refined and mature sound. Optional orchestra rehearsal is with the Intermezzo level in the afternoon. Options: half day $70 or full day $125


String Project Building (851 Park Street-ground floor of Discovery Garage)


Tuition is $125 for the week. An optional T-shirt may be purchased for $15. (If registration is later than two weeks prior to the camp, we cannot guarantee a T-shirt. Students may wear the T-shirt at the Friday concert.)

For more information: (803) 777-9568 or
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