Summer Music Camp

Classical Camp with an Unclassic Twist

This is not your mother’s summer camp. There are no lessons in tent pitching, just pitch-perfect practice. Instead of sleeping under the stars, you’ll serenade some of history’s most stellar. Repetition of dignified anthems will replace flag ceremony. You’ll have fun skipping rocks octave to octave, rather than across the lake. And your playful counselors will help you scale up harmonic trails instead of hillsides.

But one camp staple remains unchanged. Participants will leave the Summer Music Camp with friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

School-aged children on summer break can maintain or gain musical skills during the Sarasota Orchestra’s summer program June 25 – July 13, 2018. Offering the perfect escape from hot Florida summer days, campers will enjoy this three-week musical adventure in an air-conditioned concert hall. No prior experience is required, this camp is open to students of all abilities and is the ideal time for a beginner to try out a musical instrument or for intermediate and advanced students to hone their own skills or sample something new. Activities for string, wind, brass and percussion students include daily rehearsals in a large ensemble, a technique class, and skill-building in a rhythm class. Classes are kept to manageable sizes, so every student receives individual attention. 

Dates & Times


June 25 – July 13, 2018
9:00 am -12:00 pm (M-F)

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

Students must have completed second grade.


June 25 – July 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (M-F)

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

Students must have completed fifth grade.


As part of the experience, students will present recitals in Holley Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Family members are invited to attend.

There is no audition for placement, therefore, availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enroll early to reserve your space.

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 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

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