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String Orchestra Camp


2014 String Orchestra Camp in Conjunction with the Endless Mountain Music Festival

The String Orchestra Camp is a unique, four-day experience for serious, aspiring string musicians – perfect for the high school student who wants to expand and enhance their performance skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Repertoire typically includes a wide variety of styles and genres. Camp conductor, Robert Bokor, will offer an uplifting, educational and highly motivational experience, leading campers to an outstanding performance and recording. All musicians participate in the string orchestra, as well as in one, or more, of a variety of smaller chamber ensembles (trios, quartets,etc.). Camp activities include:·        

  • Full ensemble rehearsals      
  • Chamber ensembles      
  • Master-classes with members of the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra        
  • Sectionals

We're excited about the collaboration between Mansfield University and the Endless Mountain Music Festival. The festival, under the baton of internationally recognized conductor Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser, features world-renowned guest artists, festival orchestra and chamber music concerts, solo recitals, performance previews, and receptions with the musicians over two weeks in the gorgeous Pennsylvania Wilds and New York Finger Lakes Regions. Principal members of the Festival Orchestra will be offering master-classes and private lessons, as well as coaching chamber ensembles at the camp.

Robert Bokor

Robert BokorCelebrated by The Miami Herald for his "effortless technique, big, febrile tone, blazing speed, faultless articulation and virtuosic diablerie" and praised by the Jerusalem Post for his "virtuosity, commanding tone and formidable technique", Serbian violinist Robert Bokor is a frequent guest at major concert halls in Europe, Israel, Asia, South, Central and North America, including the Sala Verdi of Milan, Konzertgebouw Amsterdam, Auditorium Conciliazione of Rome and Franz Listzt Academy of Budapest, amongst others.

Since his solo debut with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, when he was 11 years old, Robert Bokor has regularly collaborated with many orchestras including the Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, Koszalin Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Rubinstein Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Israel Sinfonietta, Daejeon Philharmonic, Amazonas Philharmonic, Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Toronto, Bucharest Radio Chamber Orchestra and Arpeggione Kammerorchester, amongst others. Robert Bokor has also appeared at several music festivals including the Summerfest, Rozsa Festival, Erlacher Musiksommer, Les Jardins Musicaux and this year for second time at the Endless Mountain Music Festival in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. His recent and future engagements include concerts and tours in Austria, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil, USA and Canada.

Born in Macedonia into a family of musicians, he grew up in Belgrade, where he also studied at the Belgrade University of Arts. Within a short time he went on to win numerous awards and competitions as well as frequently appearing on European radio and television broadcasts. After serving for several seasons as a concertmaster of the Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen in Switzerland, he continued his rich musical activities as a chamber musician, soloist and conductor.

Since 2008 he also holds the position of the Artistic Director of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra of Serbia and in March 2011 he took over as Chief Conductor of the Austrian Arpeggione Kammerorchester.

Sought after as a performer of great stylistic diversity, Robert Bokor has been a strong advocate of contemporary music with his concert appearances including many world premieres of new works dedicated to him.

As an active educator Robert Bokor holds master-classes worldwide, appears as a guest lecturer on several universities and serves as a juror on International music competitions.

The camp faculty is comprised of members of the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra. Camp counselors are selected Mansfield University music majors and will also serve as teaching staff by assisting with master-classes and chamber ensembles. Counselors will also play with ensembles as needed.

The counselor to camper ratio is 1:10. Campers and counselors live in the campus residence halls and eat in the campus cafeteria.

For more information contact Dr. Nathan Rinnert at nrinnert@mansfield.edu or call the Music Department at (570) 662 - 4710.

String Orchestra Camp

Dates: July 23-26, 2014

Ages: 12 - 18

Residential Fee: $310
(includes instruction, all meals, & lodging)

Commuter Fee: $260
(includes instruction, lunch and dinner)

Non-refundable Deposit: $75
(Required at the time of registration)

Balance of Payment Due:
July 16, 2014

Check-in:
Wednesday, July 23, 1 - 3 pm

Camp Performance:
Final camp concert will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm.