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String Camp

July 6-11, 2014

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 six day camp students participate in daily orchestra rehearsals, master classes, chamber music, and special topic sessions, capped every evening by a faculty recital.

This camp is open to students age 12 and above 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

Salvatore Scarpa, String Camp Director and Conductor; is a member of the faculty of Rowan University where he conducts the University Orchestra and Opera Company productions, and teaches conducting and music theory and history. He is also Assistant Conductor of Pennsylvania Ballet, Music Director/Conductor of Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company (Philadelphia), and Music Director/Conductor of the Atlantic Brass Band with appearances as a guest conductor in the U.S. and Europe.




Lenuta Ciulei, violin; acclaimed in 22 countries on 4 continents, was a student of Stefan Gheorghiu, Andre Gertler, Raphael Druian and Ruggiero Ricci, She is a first prize winner of the famous N. Paganini (Genoa, Italy) International Violin Competition, as well as T. Varga (Sion, Switzerland) and M. Abbado (Sondrio, Italy) International Violin Competitions. She is regularly presented as a soloist by orchestras and music festivals throughout the world and is a member of the faculty of Rowan University.

Francesco Manara, a graduate of Turin's Conservatorio "G.Verdi," has won numerous competitions and has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Stuttgarter Süddeutscher Rundfunk Orchester, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Tokyo Philarmonic, and the Orchestra of Las Scala in Milan, conducted by Riccardo Muti. He was a student of Massimo Marin, Franco Gulli, Ruggiero Ricci, Stefan Gheorghiu, and Herman Krebbers.

Gabriel Bala, viola; is a graduate of the Bucharest Music Academy and currently Principal Violist with the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra (Germany). Before this he was Principal Violist with the Romanian National Philharmonic and the Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia. Winner of the Colmar Chamber Music Competition in 1984, he has performed in 15 countries on 3 continents and recorded for the Electrecord and ProArte labels.

George Atanasiu, violoncello; a graduate of the Bucharest Music Academy was a student of Serafim Antropov, Petre Lefterescu, Uzi Wiesel and Laszlo Meszo. He won top prizes in the Romanian National Music Festival and the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition (Italy), and has performed at the music festivals throughout the US and Europe. He teaches cello at Rowan University and currently is associate conductor for Main Line Chamber Orchestra.

Douglas Mapp, double bass; is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at Rowan University and is Coordinator of the University’s Small Jazz Ensemble Program. In addition to classroom instruction he provides individual lessons to Rowan’s students in classical and jazz styles. He was educated at the University of the Arts and Temple University receiving a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, respectively. Mr. Mapp is the Principal Bassist with the Reading Symphony where he has performed as a soloist, Principal at Opera Delaware, and Assistant Principal at the Delaware Symphony. He continually performs with a variety of groups including the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, core member of the new music group Reláche, and has sat as substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Douglas a versatile musician, who has performed on five continents of the world.

Marco Grisanti, piano; is a graduate of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Italy. In more than two decades of chamber music experience he has performed alongside famous international musicians like Uto Ughi, Felix Ayo, Vincenzo Mariozzi,
Wolfgang Boettcher, and Benoit Fromager. He is Professor of Chamber Music at the Campobasso Conservatory (Italy) and Music Director of the Castel Bracciano Festival and Cymbalom Music Association.

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Resident Cost $725
Commuter Cost $525

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