Dates: July 15-20, 2017
Time: Sat-Wed 2-5:30pm, Thur 12-3:45pm
Instruments: Violin, viola, cello
Instructors:Will Chen, Katie Rife, other TBA
Requirements: Suzuki Book 4+, RCM Grade 5+
Cost: $295 (by June 1) $345 (after June 1)
Chamber Ensemble Supplement Only: $80

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration.
Students should register by June 1 to enable repertoire to be assigned and learned in advance.

2017 Summer Camp Registration Form

The Team Music program brings string students together to play chamber music and develop their ensemble skills. Students will be placed into trios and quartets, and will also participate in a chamber ensemble together with all of the camp participants. Pre-formed groups are welcome.

New this year! Rhythmic Cross-Training
Using Body percussion, small percussion instruments, and their own instruments, students will work as a team to strengthen counting, rhythm and ensemble skills.


Saturday, July 15
-Coaching session: 2-3pm or 4:30-5:30pm
-Large chamber ensemble: 3:15-4:15pm

Sunday-Tuesday, July 16-18, 2-5:30pm
-Coaching session
-Large ensemble
-Rhythmic Cross-Training

Wednesday, July 19, 2-5:30pm
-Two coaching sessions
-Large ensemble

Thursday, July 20, 12-2:45pm, 3pm Concert
-Coaching session
-Large ensemble final rehearsal
-Final concert, Rose Gellert Hall


Facutly Biographies

Will Chen

Violinist Will Chen’s performances have taken him all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of the Rose Gellert String Quartet. B. Mus from University of Victoria; masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany. He has studied with teachers such as Patricia Shih, Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, Gwen Thompson, Roger Chase and Ann Shih.

Katie Rife

Katie Rife is an active educator and performer of symphonic and new music. She is a member of the Ethos Collective, performs regularly with the Okanagan Symphony, and also works as an extra musician with the Vancouver Symphony. Other ensembles she has worked with include the Vancouver Opera, Victoria Symphony, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Erato Ensemble, and Fringe Percussion. She holds a Masters of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the San Franscisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of British Columbia.