String Camp

June 22 – 25, 2014

Camp Information

FACULTY:  Camp Director Dr. Robert Chambers will be assisted by Sheldon J. Fisher, Director of Orchestras at Alpharetta High School in Fulton County Georgia and other outstanding orchestra directors from across Oklahoma.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any student completing grades 7-12 may attend with the signature of their parents and orchestra director.

ENROLLMENT:  The enrollment application with a $140.00 tuition deposit should be sent by June 16, 2014.  The deposit may be paid by check, credit card or cash.  The deposit is refundable by written request postmarked on or before June 16, 2014. The $140.00 tuition deposit will not be refunded after that date for any reason.

ROOM AND MEALS:  Dormitory students may pay $125.00 room and meals fee by mail (with the required $140 tuition deposit) or at registration on the first day of camp.  Commuter students may purchase individual meals if desired for $5.50.  All meals will be served in the Student Union Cafeteria. The first meal will be served on Sunday, June 22, at 5:00 p.m.

DORMITORIES:  Students will be housed in University dormitories. SWOSU students will serve as counselors and will be supervised by adult deans and assistant deans of men and women.

REGISTRATION:  You should plan to arrive on campus between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014.  If for any reason you plan to arrive later, please let us know.  Upon arrival, please go to the Fine Arts Building to register.  At that time you will need the following:

1.         $125.00 room and board fee, which includes a $10.00 dorm key deposit, if not previously paid.  The $10.00 dorm key deposit will be returned to you on Wednesday after your room is cleaned, checked, and your key is returned to the counselors.

2.         Your health form if not previously completed.

After registration, you will check into your dorm and then audition for placement in the orchestra.

AUDITIONS:  Every student is required to audition and play in the orchestra.  The auditions will begin immediately following registration on Sunday, June 22.  Sunday auditions will consist of your choice of 8-16 measures of prepared material and sight-reading.  Your prepared material should be an etude, solo, or orchestra literature.

  • Sheets for single bed, pillow, and pillowcases, blanket, soap, towels, washcloth, etc.
  • Portable fan (All of the rooms are air-conditioned but air-conditioning is unpredictable)
  • Sport clothes (jeans, shorts, etc.), that conform to your school’s dress code, for daily wear; swim suit
    • Spending money for snacks

CAMP T-SHIRTS: Camp T-shirts, which are complementary, will be distributed on Sunday and must be worn on the Wednesday Final Concert.

CAMP OFFICE:  The camp office, which opens June 2, is located in Fine Arts 103. The camp office telephone number will be (580) 774-3296 (will not be active until June 23.

CHECK-OUT:  The camp will end on Wednesday, June 25, after the final concert, which will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 2:00 p.m.  You may check out of the dorm anytime between 12:00 and 1:00, or after the concert between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.  Rooms will be available in the Fine Arts Building for luggage and equipment during the concert.

RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS:  Recordings and DVDs of the final concert on Wednesday, June 25 will be available.  Photographs of each camp band will also be available.  Orders for recordings or photos will be taken in the lobby at the final concert.

REFUNDS: Room and meal payments (only) are refundable due to medical reasons until 5:00 PM of the first day of the camp.  After that time no refunds will be issued.

INFORMATION:  For any additional information, please write or call the SWOSU String Camp, 100 Campus Dr., Weatherford, OK 73096; (580) 774-3708 or (580) 774-3296 after June 2 or email