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String Orchestra Summer Camp

String Orchestra Summer Camp

In keeping with Board of Regents policy, being mindful of CDC recommendations relating to social distancing and large gatherings, and in support of continuing campus and statewide efforts to reduce and slow the spread of COVID-19 and the related pandemic, the 52nd All State Music camp and its associated activities, including the All-State String Camp and All-State Music Camp for Young Band Members, have been postponed until June of 2021.

The All State Music Camp has been a fixture of summertime on the SDSU Campus for over half a century and the faculty of the School of Performing Arts look forward to these events each summer. We will miss making music, meeting new friends, and serving ice cream this year. Rest assured that ASMC will return in 2021 to once again serve as a musical and social hub for students from around the region. Take care, and we look forward to seeing you then.

June 17-21, 2019 (Monday - Friday) - POSTPONED

Spend a week of making friends, making music and having fun at our SDSU String Orchestra Summer Camp! Led by Jonathan Bakken (Brookings Public Schools), Kelsey Marker (Deubrook Schools), Laura Rice (SDSU String Project Master Teacher, MMS Orchestra Director), Kathy Winghart (Brookings High School Orchestra Director) and John Brawand (SDSU Strings Director, SDSU String Project Director), this camp is sure to be a hit with string players throughout the region.


This day camp is for young string students who have completed 4ththrough 8th grade and have at least one year of string experience. 


All classes, rehearsals and performance Monday – Friday, June 17-21, 2019, will be in the beautiful Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at SDSU.


Registration will open early May.

Daily Schedule and Performance

Monday-Thursday, 8:45-11:30 a.m. Games, master classes and large-group rehearsals.

On Friday, a picnic will be served at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. concert. The concert is free and open to the public.   


$90 includes all music, a camp T-shirt and a picnic lunch on Friday.

Contact Information

David Reynolds, Director
School of Performing Arts

PAC Box 2830
1601 University Blvd.
Brookings, SD 57007
Telephone: 605-688-5187