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Cello Camp

Cello Camp

One-week session
July 8-12 
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (Monday–Thursday), 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Friday) 
Rising 6th grade through rising 12th grade
$475 per session

What to Bring: Instrument, rosin, extra set of strings, pencils, snacks, water bottle (labeled with a name), sunscreen, and lunch with drink   

Prerequisite: playing for at least 2 years and a minimum of Suzuki Level Book 2 

Brand new this Summer is the Landon Summer Cello camp. In this camp students will have individualized attention in masterclass and group class setting. Every morning students will start the day as a cello choir and play pieces specifically written for cello choirs. We will discuss sight-reading skills, pitch and rhythm precision, shifting, warm up techniques, bowings and jazz cello. One morning will be devoted to an overview of all 6 Bach Cello Suites. At the end of the week all students will perform in the cello choir and select students will perform a solo. Family and friends are welcome to attend in-person. 

Daily schedule:  

9:00–9:30 a.m.  

Arrival, set-up and cello warm-ups 

9:30–10:40 a.m.  

Cello Choir* 

10:40am–11:00 a.m.  

Break - Ultimate Frisbee 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  

Masterclass 

12:00–1:00 p.m.  

Lunch/free time  

1:00–2:00 p.m.  

Technique and Jazz Cello 

2:00–2:15 p.m.  

Break  

2:15–3:00 p.m.  

Cello Choir 

*Full ensemble or small ensembles (chamber, sectionals, etc.) based on instrumentation and/or experience levels.

Also check out Band Clinics and Orchestra Clinics

Meet our Staff:

Maestro Stephen Czarkowski

Stephen Czarkowski, based in Washington, D.C., stands as a prominent figure in the realms of classical music and education, being a celebrated conductor, cellist, and educator. His conducting career, spanning nearly two decades, is adorned with rich experiences. As of 2023, he serves as the Music Director and Conductor for the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and holds the title of Principal Guest Conductor of the Newark Symphony Orchestra. His baton has led the National Symphony Orchestra during its National Conducting Institute under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. Furthermore, he’s extended his expertise to orchestras in diverse locations from Honolulu, HI to the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Apollo Orchestra. Currently Mr. Czarkowski is director of Strings at the Landon School in Bethesda MD.  

Fun fact: Stephen loves to bench press and just completed his 8th BayBridge 10k 

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