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String Camp

July 20-24, 2016

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The Rowan String Camp offers students the opportunity to be immersed in a world of music making, guided by a distinguished international faculty. During this five-day camp students participate in daily orchestra rehearsals, master classes, chamber music, and special topic sessions.

Special guest artists for the 2016 camp include jazz violinist Diane Monroe, who will lead an introduction to jazz seminar, and violinist Luigi Mazzocchi, who will lead an introduction to Salsa seminar and a classical violin masterclass.
This camp is open to students between seventh and twelfth grades, and is hosted by the Rowan University Department of Music in the spacious Wilson Music Building which houses Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Rehearsal Hall, two newly renovated rehearsal rooms, and over 80 practice rooms.

Resident students will be housed in air-conditioned dorms and take their meals in the newly renovated Student Center Dining Hall, along with commuting students. Supervision in dorms and classes is provided throughout the camp by Rowan University music students and Rowan University Campus Security.

The week culminates in student solo and chamber music recitals, and a closing concert performance by the student orchestra with faculty soloists.

String Camp Faculty

Dr. Timothy Schwarz, String Camp Director, is Assistant Professor and Head of Strings at Rowan University. He made is solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 9, and has since soloed with orchestras throughout the USA, Europe and South America. After winning top prize in the Artistic Ambassador Competition he performed three recital tours around the globe promoting American Classical Music. He has recorded for Naxos, EMI, Centaur and Marquis Classics. His most recent recording features the music of Pulitzer Prize wining composer Jennifer Higdon, and was named on the “Top 10 Classical Albums of 2013” by the Philadelphia City Paper. His recording of the Bartok Sonata was described as “Good enough to be the only recording in your collection if you just want one” by the American Record Guide. For more information and a performance schedule, visit




Diane Monroe is a violinist whose versatility and expressive artistry consistently bring both jazz and classical audiences to their feet. Her visibility as a jazz artist began with her long-standing membership as first violinist of the Uptown String Quartet and the Max Roach Double Quartet. With the String Trio of New York, she toured in concert with Joe Lovano, Oliver Lake, and literary artist, Quincy Troupe. She has also performed with Reggie Workman, Bill Dobbins, Anthony Davis, John Blake, Regina Carter, Uri Caine, and Steve Wilson, to name a few. In addition to her contributions as a side-person, Ms. Monroe has been leading her own ensembles for more than 15 years. The Diane Monroe Quartet appeared on the Kennedy Center’s Women in Jazz Festival in 2012, and has performed at many other venues. She and Miceli released their debut recording, Alone Together (Dreambox Media), in August of 2014. All About Jazz sums up the recording: “Monroe and Miceli are adept and resilient musicians of the highest caliber, so they are able to weave their combined sounds into many expressive variations that create "tone poems" and tell stories.”


Auditions are required.

To schedule an audition, contact Timothy Schwarz at

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Resident Cost $600
Commuter Cost $500

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due upon application.

Checks should be payable to:
Rowan University String Camp

Mail deposit or full camp payment to:
Rowan Summer Music Camps
Rick Dammers, Chair
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701