Summer Music Camp

July 8 - 19, 2019 | 9am - 4pm

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Why Choose Us?

For over 60 years, Sarasota Orchestra has made music education a priority for aspiring young musicians.

Participation in the Summer Music Camp immerses young people in music education opportunities that are unparalleled in our community for depth and scope.

New Format

Our new two-week, full-day format promises an incredible experience.

Maximized Time

70 hours of music instruction, nearly doubling our format from years past.

All Levels

With eight ensembles, all students will be placed in a full ensemble with students at the same ability.
“My child learned more during your summer camp than they did all year at school. Thank you!”

Our new two-week, full-day format promises an incredible experience and provides a structure that will improve skills and technique for the years ahead. Our classes are kept to a manageable size so each student receives individual attention. Don’t be nervous – auditions are NOT required for participation.

Apply today for an immersive and enriching music environment.

What We Provide

 Skill Building: Build on what you’ve gained through lessons, practice, and ensembles. Summer Music Camp allows you to exercise the skills you’ve learned during the year and to learn NEW skills that will make you better prepared to start the next school year.

 Local/Established Training: Our faculty are local school music educators and/or Sarasota Orchestra musicians who are HIGHLY respected in their areas of expertise.

 Instruction at All Levels: We cover all the bases, from beginner through advanced levels. With EIGHT ENSEMBLES, all students will be placed in a full ensemble with students at the same ability. No other camp offers this many levels or guarantees a full ensemble experience for all students.

 Maximized Time: Our new format for full days will provide 70 hours of music instruction, nearly doubling our format from years past.

 Music Theory: It’s an essential skillset and we make it an integral part of our Summer Music Camp.

 Elective Classes: Music Appreciation, Music History, Sight Singing, Ear Training, Rhythm, World Drumming, Jazz Ensemble, and Full Orchestra are all part of our format, though the options vary from year to year. We guarantee you’ll love every class!

Apply Today!

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. It is possible that the class you request may reach capacity before the June 1st  deadline, so early registration is recommended. Applications received after June 1st  will be considered only if space is available. An enrollment confirmation will be mailed prior to the beginning of classes.


Each participant in the Summer Music Camp program pays a tuition of $330. This is in addition to the $25 application fee and is due upon invoice.

The $330 tuition is only a fraction of the actual cost to the Sarasota Orchestra per student. Through the generosity of many donors and numerous foundations, we are able to off-set tuition expenses.


Scholarships are offered to assist families who are in need of financial support and are made available by the generosity of private donors and grants (see form on application).

Recruitment Incentive

Do you know a student that would enjoy being a part of our program? Help us spread the word and receive $20 off your tuition for each new student. 

Example: Talk with 5 new students that meet the requirements and receive $100 off your tuition.

Education Programs

Young Person's Concerts

Young Person's Concerts

Each year, a different program is developed and delivered to nearly 10,000 Manatee and Sarasota County fourth- and fifth-graders.

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Through its generous sponsors, the Sarasota Orchestra makes frequent, no-cost visits to schools to dish out ensemble concerts and music demonstrations.

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Summer Music Camp

Summer Music Camp

School-aged children on summer break can maintain or gain musical skills during the Sarasota Orchestra’s summer program.

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Young Artists Competition

Young Artists Competition

Each year, up-and-coming young musicians from across the region compete for the opportunity to perform as soloists in a concert with the Orchestra.

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Youth Orchestras

Youth Orchestras

Sarasota Orchestra's Youth Orchestra Program has been hailed as one of the most exemplary youth programs in the Southeast.

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Musical Musings

Read our blog about the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival.


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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

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