Rochester Scor! Camp 2011

Rochester, New York
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Scor! Dates
Scor! Main Camp:     July 13 - 16, 2011
, Wed - Sat
                                    (Change of dates from those published in summer 2010)
Pre-Camp:                 July 13, 2011, Wed
 (morn & early aft)
NEW Cello Fiesta!:    July 12, 2011, Tuesday
NEW Fiddle Fiesta!:  July 12, 2011, Tuesday 

The Scor! Experience

Music making! Scor! is packed with instruction, ensembles, and musical fun. Nurture your technical skills and musical sensibilities in string orchestras and small ensembles. Unwind and be inspired with faculty recital evenings. Customize your experience with sessions that fit your interests, such as technique sessions, alternative string style opportunities, unique ensembles, and more!

Fun! We take our quality instruction seriously, and we also have serious fun! Let your hair down for a few days and be challenged, inspired, and energized.

Friends! Scor! is full of friendly, excited, and enthusiastic people who are immersed in musical and personal growth. Meet others with similar interests; enrich your life through wonderful new friends.

For you! You will love and treasure your Scor! experience, specially designed for adult string players like you.

 What About My Level?

Scor! accommodates players at many levels from absolute beginners to string teachers. If you’ve played for a few months, a few years, or for most of your life, we have a place for you! Scor! is divided into parallel levels, or tracks. This allows you feel comfortable playing and experiencing instruction with others who are close to your level.

We have a place for you!

Check out what Scor! General Track participants are saying in this video.

Small Ensembles
You'll have various small-group music making opportunities depending on which Track you select (see Choose Your Perfect Track below). You'll be able to choose your favorite activity from those listed below.
Chamber Groups: (General & Performance Track) If you opt for a chamber group, you will be placed into an ensemble according to your playing level.
(Pre-formed ensembles are welcome.) You will rehearse and receive coaching daily, and can opt to participate in a masterclass and/or share your music with your new Scor! friends.
Fee applies.

Groove Ensemble: (General and Performance Track) The Groove Ensemble explores groove-based styles, such as contemporary fiddle, blues, jazz, & rock. We’ll do some improvising (no experience necessary), reading, listening, and playing by ear. Get your musical creative juices flowing, and get ready to have a blast! Led by Robert Gardner. 

Sectionals: (General Track only) Sectionals provide you guided practice time on your orchestra music in a small group of peers led by an experienced teacher. 

Lesson Groups: (Basic & Foundations Track only) Small group instruction that takes you to the next level! Personalized attention from experienced teachers helps you improve and love what you do even more.

Build your ensemble skills and work with experienced, friendly, funny, high-energy conductors. We have an orchestra for every level!

String Orchestra (Basic Track), led by Lisa Caravan
Scor-Chestra (General Track), led by Robert Gardner
Chamber Orchestra (Performance Track), led by Lisa Caravan

In Scor!-chestra, you'll learn some beautiful string orchestra music, focus on making a good section sound, and enhance your ensemble skills and musicality. Up for a challenge? Try the Chamber Orchestra where you'll dig into more demanding music and deeper levels of expression. In the String Orchestra, you'll have fun learning ensemble fundamentals that will leave you swimming, not sinking
(no prior ensemble experience needed). See the String Orchestra on You-Tube  
You can customize your Scor! experience by attending the sessions you want. Sample sessions are listed below. Technique Sessions: Common topics include vibrato, tone production, intonation, bow strokes, shifting, thumb position, and more. Open up a new world of possibilities in your playing and brush up on your fundamentals! String teachers, come get ideas for your teaching. 

General Sessions: You'll explore things like practicing strategies, sight-reading, instrument care & maintenance, use of technology, rhythm, scales, playing by ear, and other practical and helpful topics. Plus, learn useful chamber music tips at the popular Chamber Music Masterclass. 

  • Playing Sessions:The Cello Ensemble is extremely popular among Scor! cellists! Have fun playing 3-6 part cellos-only music with 25+ cellists! Cello heaven indeed.  Directed by Sandra Halleran. (For even more cello heaven, come to the new Cello Fiesta! right before main camp!)
  • Fiddle Sessions are vibrant and toe-tappin' fun! Including variety such as Old-Time, Celtic, Original, and more. (options for all instruments, not just violins)
  • Eclectic Styles sessions focus on improvisation, jazz, blues, and other fun explorations. 

Choose Your Perfect Track
Foundations Track (0-3 months experience) The Foundations Track is perfect if you've always wanted to explore string playing, but haven't yet taken the plunge. We can orient you to the exciting world of music making with strings, or help you take that next step if you’ve recently begun an instrument. As the name implies, you’ll receive plenty of instruction & experience on foundational elements of string playing. Foundations Track requires an extra 1/2 day of instruction (fee applies) prior to camp to help get you up to speed. Instrument rental is available. Materials may be required for purchase.

Basic Track (3 months - 4 years experience) The Basic Track is your choice if you’ve started playing a string instrument in the past couple years. You’ll experience small instruction groups and the larger String Orchestra with music appropriate to your level. 

General Track (4-12+ years experience) The General Track is perfect for the typical amateur player. Most participants should have about 4-12+ years of playing experience. You can choose from various small group options, including Chamber Music, Groove Ensemble, and Sectionals. 

Performance Track (For the more serious & accomplished player) The Performance Track affords a challenging and enriching environment for dedicated players with advanced skills. Participants should have at least 12+ years of training and should currently play in an ensemble. Performance Track small group options include Chamber Groups and Groove Ensemble. 
Thanks to the String House for their sponsorship of Scor! Rochester last season. Visit them at for quality instruments, bows, & service.

Pricing Summary:
Main Camp Fee:       
    $429 Early Bird, through Jan. 15 
    $459 Regular, through June 1 
    $479 Late, final deadline TBA
Main Camp meals:
    $99  Including: Wed. dinner, Thurs. lunch & dinner (10th Anniversary BBQ has been moved to Thurs. dinner), Fri. lunch & dinner, and Sat. lunch. Breakfasts are included at either hotel. Lunches on either Tues. or Wed. are $12 each.

Other Options:
    Cello/Fiddle Fiesta:
   $119 (Tuesday, July 12)
    Pre-Camp:                 $79 or $89, depending on selection 
    Coach. Chmbr Grp:   $39
    Faculty Recital:         $12 pre-order. $15 at the door.
    Private Lesson:         $65 (save $5 on 2nd lesson)
    Instrument Rental:    $55
    Shuttle Service:        $59

We believe that you will enjoy a Scor! event so much that, in the case of a cancellation, we will extend credit to you for future Scor! events for one year! Another option is to have your payment converted to a charitable gift. (Unfortunately, we are unable to offer cash refunds for tuition and options. Additionally, we are unable to transfer your account credits or Scor! registration to another person.) Meal payments may be refunded if notice is given by the June 1st deadline. (After that, we cannot guarantee meal refunds.)


Contact Information

  • Toll Free: Ph/Fax: 877-726-SCOR (7267)
    Mail:        67 Pembroke Street
                   Rochester, NY  14620

For the national home-page of Scor! programs, see
Scor! is a program of Symerge, a New York not-for-profit corporation.
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