Music Camp

String Camp

July 19-23, 2017

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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.

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

Timothy Schwarz, violin and viola

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



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 acceptance into the program.

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

(Subject to change)

Wednesday, July 19th
9:00 Registration and welcome
9:30-10:00 Special Topic: How to prepare your chamber music before the first rehearsal
10:15 -11:45 Chamber groups rehearse on their own; faculty stop in to help as needed
12:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Chamber group coaching
2:15 – 3:45 Violin/Viola Masterclass: Tim Schwarz
Bass Masterclass: Douglass Mapp
3:45 – 4:00 Snacks
4:00 – 5:00 Orchestra
5:00 – 6:00 Free time
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 Faculty recital

Thursday, July 20th
9:00 – 9:50 Technique Class
10:00 – 10:50 Chamber Music Coaching
11:00 – 12:00 Individual lessons, practice time, rehearsals for masterclass with pianist
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Cello Masterclass with Glenn Fischbach
2:45 – 3:30 Special Topic: Good Communication Skills within your chamber music ensemble
3:30 – 4:00 Snacks
4:00 – 5:30 Orchestra or possibly chamber groups if needed
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Choir/Band Concert

Friday, July 21st
9:00 - 9:50 Technique Class
10:00 – 11:50 Chamber Music Coaching
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Violin Masterclass with Luigi Mazzocchi
2:15 – 3:15 Introduction to Salsa Music with Luigi Mazzocchi
3:30 – 4:00 Snacks
4:00 – 5:30 Orchestra
6:00 Dinner
7:00 TBA

Saturday, July 22nd
9:00 - 9:50 Technique Class
10:00 – 10:50 Chamber Music Coaching
11:00 – 12:00 Individual lessons, practice time, ensemble rehearsals
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:20 Run Chamber Music Program
2:30 – 3:30 Improvisation Seminar: Introduction to Jazz (Diane Monroe)
3:30 – 4:00 Snacks
4:00 – 5:30 Orchestra
7:00 TBA

Sunday, July 23rd
10:30 – 11:45 Orchestra
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:20 Chamber music coachings
2:30 – 3:30 Orchestra
4:00 – 5:00 Chamber Music rehearsals as needed
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner
7:00 Final Concert
Student Chamber Groups
String Orchestra