Strings Camp Flyer 2018

Click here for Online 2018 Registration form!

2018 Summer Strings Camp Packet

Required Medical History Release Form (Complete & bring to Check-in)

University Liability Release Form (Complete & bring to Check-in)

UCA Media Release (Complete & bring to Check-in)

Follow this link to print off audition material only if 10th grad and up. You are only required to play one etude or excerpt for your audition.

Audition Music

map directions-SFAC

  • On campus campers:   July 15-21, 2018
  • Commuters:  July 15-21, 2018
  • Camp Director & Conductor – Mike Burkpile
  • Conductor – Casey Buck, Jerry Lane
  • Assistant Camp Director  – Susan Burkepile
  • Activities and Dorm Life Director – Logan Mabry
  • Additional Teachers  – Dr. Stephen Feldman, Greta Lane, Anna Bass, Robert Brooks, Benji Wilson and more!
      Students create a human eighth note
The UCA/CSM Summer Strings Camp is a comprehensive week-long program for violin, viola, cello and double bass players at the early to intermediate levels of instruction and beyond.  The camp is primarily for 6th-12th grade students; students should have completed at least one year of private lessons or one year of orchestra before attending camp.  On-campus campers and commuter students will check in Sunday, July 15.

Activities during the day will include rehearsals and special activities, including master classes, a Webinar with Young Orchestra Professionals, Ultimate Frisbee, and Extreme Noodling!

Night activities will be available for both commuters and on-campus campers and include Wild River Country, Movie Night, the Camp Dance and more!

The camp will end with a rousing and inspiring concert Saturday morning, July 21, at 10:30AM at Reynolds Performance Hall, with performances by the Bear Quintet, Grey Orchestra, Purple Orchestra and Bear Orchestra.


Regular camp hours for commuters are 8:15 am until 5 pm Monday – Friday; drop off will be at the front (south) entrance of the Snow Fine Arts Center (SFAC). On the first full day of activities, the first session will be held at 8:15am in the Recital Hall; students will then be separated into groups and given a week-long class schedule.   After the first day, commuters may be dropped off  between 7:30am and 8:00am.  Rehearsals begin at 8:15am.

Camp Tuition:  Commuters $250 (with just lunch) $290 (for lunch and dinner)    On-Campus $450.

Deadline for registering for camp is July 2!  

Students that will be commuting will check in with UCA Outreach and the CSM between 4:30pm-5:30pm on July 15.

Students staying on campus will check in to the dorm between 6:00 pm-7:00pm on July 15.  Eat somewhere before check-in!

Students must check out on July 21, between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  Meals will be served at Christian Cafeteria, just across from the Snow Fine Arts Center.

A free Camp T-shirt is provided for campers who register by July 2, 2018.  Mark your size on the registration application.  Parents or siblings may order extra shirts for $10 for each additional shirt.  Please include sizes needed if ordering extra, include the cost in your tuition check, and make your order by July 2.

Our camp has expanded to three orchestras!  Performance groups will include the:

  • Bear Quintet:  Advanced students selected by conductors for work study prior to camp.  They will serve as Camp Counselors.
  • Bear Orchestra: High School/Advanced – Approximately Grades 9 -12 (as of Spring 2018)
  • Purple Orchestra: Intermediate – Approximately Grades 6-8 (as of Spring 2018)
  • Grey Orchestra:  Beginner/Early Intermediate – Approximately Grades 6-7 (as of Spring 2018)


Cancellations made prior to July 9 will be refunded in the amount of the tuition paid, minus the registration fee of $25 (included in the tuition cost).

All policies and conditions of the Community School of Music are agreed upon when a registration form is completed online.  For our policies please call us at 501-450-3672.

If you have any questions, contact either:

Ronald Jensen-McDaniel, CSM Assistant, 501-450-3672 –

Or, Smokey Emerson, CSM Director, 501-428-6175 –


Band and Choir students:  For information about additional music camps held at UCA but not sponsored by the UCA CSM, go to or .