Summer String Festival

For Young Musicians Ages 4 - 13

Celebrating 20 years of music, friends and fun!


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August 10 — 14, 2015

A musically enriching, fun-filled week for motivated violinists, violists, cellists and harpists.

The week includes daily orchestra and sectional rehearsals, repertoire and duet classes, and student recitals and performances by guest artists and culminates with performances by students, counselors and faculty.

Throughout the week, string players enjoy memorable opportunities for musicianship at the only program of its kind in the metropolitan area.

The Festival concludes with a gala concert that showcases all four orchestras as well as the junior violin and harp ensembles. The program finale includes a performance of Pachelbel's Canon in D played by all the students, counselors, and teachers.


All students must audition LIVE for the faculty.

Orchestra and ensemble auditions:

School for Strings: 419 West 54 Street, NYC

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:30 to 8 p.m.

 The Elisabeth Morrow School, 480 Next Day Hill Drive, Englewood, NJ

  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 9 a.m. to noon; 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 9 a.m. to noon; 1 to 4 p.m

Summer String Festival fee is $700.  No refunds after July 1, 2015.  Financial aid is available to qualified families.

Transportation from New York City is available for $200 through The Academy Bus Company. Pick up and drop off will be from The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music.

Registration Fees: $75

Registration Deadlines:

  • Returning Students: Friday, March 13
  • New applicants: Friday, April 3
  • Financial aid applications: Friday, April 3.

For further information contact:

Amelia GoldMusic Director
Millie CastanoAdministrator
201.568.5566 x7101

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