Participation Options

Participation Options

Technique/Repertoire Seminar

  • Class will meet daily to discuss “Back to Basics” for a healthy and effective technique.
  • Students will learn about advanced standard repertoire (concertos, sonatas, suites) and about the great performers of today and yesterday.

All- State Seminar

  • Meets daily
  • Texas All-State repertoire: Instructor will offer fingering suggestions and practice strategies in preparation for Texas All-State Auditions.

Private Instruction

All students will be assigned to a teacher for private lessons.  Some students will be assigned to Master Class lessons with master teachers and may have the opportunity to perform in the final concert.  Assignments will be made following the auditions.

General Classes

All enrolled students will participate in:

Cello Ensemble

All participants will spend one hour daily in small cello ensembles.  Works will be performed in a concert at the end of camp.

TCA Festival Cello Orchestra

Directed by Nathan Keefer and Jeff Harvick.  All participants will play in the cello orchestra.  The cello orchestra will perform on the final concert.

Special Activities

Alexander Technique

AmSAT Certified instructor Phyllis Richmond will present a session on restoration of poise and releasing muscular tension.  You can learn to stop creating unnecessary tension and effort by using your whole body in a new way.  Learn more about Phyllis Richmond and scheduling a private lesson in the Alexander Technique.

Performance Workshop

Stage presence and performing strategies in solos and ensembles.

Wayne Burak and Associates

Knowing your instrument.