Heartland Scor! Camp 2016

Le Claire, Iowa
Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Heartland Scor! Camp 2016

We had a great time. See you next year!

Held in the charming Mississippi River town of Le Claire, Iowa, just outside the Quad Cities area. Only 2-3 hours from Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, & Des Moines, 4 hours from St. Louis, 4.5 from Omaha & Indianapolis, & 5.5 hours from the Twin Cities & Kansas City. This location features a historic downtown from a bygone area, river cruises, antiquing, dining, shopping, & a riverside hotel. (See more about the area below.)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please click on the other 3 "tabs" in this website indicated above - Schedule & Hotels, Offerings & Fees, & Faculty. Be sure to scroll down on each page.

The Scor! Experience 
"I hardly know where to start. Scor! has truly changed my life" writes one long-time Scor! camper. "Scor! is the most supportive and encouraging environment for the adult string player on the planet." says a faculty member. If you immerse yourself fully in the Scor! experience, we're confident that you'll share the same story!
New: Music, Sessions, & More!

FAQ: Should I come back to Scor! again, or is it always exactly the same?

Every year is unique at Scor! Look for brand new session topics, classes, ensemble music, teachers, and friends. Experience the same contagious enthusiasm with new and returning faculty, & new & old friends alike. (For more info, please see our Offerings Page.)

Featured Faculty
 photo by Jonathan Phillips

Heartland Scor! Camp is pleased to bring Ms. Beth Bultman in from New York to share the fruits of her extensive teaching, performing and chamber music experience with us. Able to immediately diagnose and present solutions for technical & musical problems, Beth specializes in reducing tension in playing, bringing about the mind/body connection, and encouraging musical expression. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, she has an extensive background in teaching all levels (from beginner to conservatory), and has decades of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring adult string players. Participants in Beth's classes & ensembles have been amazed at how much they learn in a short time. Don't miss the opportunity to work with Beth and see how much you can improve.

Read full faculty bios, including our Violin, Viola, & Cello Faculty, on our Faculty page.

Musical! Scor! is packed with instruction, ensembles, & musical fun. Nurture your technical skills and musical sensibilities and enjoy playing with others like you. Be inspired by the quality teaching & performing of our first-rate faculty. Enjoy a diverse experience with relevant instructional sessions, lots of playing opportunities, chamber music, and more! A first-time camper writes, "Scor! was a delightfully challenging and satisfying learning experience for me...Scor! has energized my musical soul."

Fun & Inspiration! We take our quality instruction seriously. But we also have loads of fun! Shed that pressure of always having to get it right and enjoy learning and growing with your peers. Let your hair down for a few days and take in the Scor! experience: meaningful, transformative, enjoyable, challenging, fulfilling...and just plain fun. A long-time camper says of Scor!, "Positive encouragement in a non-threatening, low stress environment that brings out the best musician in each of us!"

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. As one camper describes: "Taking up the cello as an adult was a kind of isolated pleasure until I discovered Scor!. Experiencing a community with the same interest and with such an incredible level of enthusiasm and friendship has been wonderful." (picture: friends & campers enjoying some impromtu duets) 

For you! You will love and treasure your Scor! experience, specially designed for adult string players like you. A camper recently wrote of Scor!, "No one can deny the importance of music in a child's life. Of equal (or more) importance is the discovery and development of music appreciation and participation for adults.  One of Scor!'s strongest contributions to the love of music is sharing talent and enthusiasm for adults."

The building Scor! is truly a labor of love--by campers, founders Kyle & Beth Bultman, donors, faculty, board members, volunteers, sponsors, and more! This has resulted in the one-of-a-kind Scor! 'flavor' or 'vibe'... As a recent multi-year camper puts it, "The atmosphere at Scor! is uniquely infectious and powerful. First-timers catch the spirit immediately. Scor! deserves the support of everyone who loves music & people." 

What about my level?
Learn about playing levels at Scor!, tracks designed specifically for adults like you, and how you fit in HERE!

About the Area: Quad Cities/ Le Claire, Iowa

Step back in time and visit a bygone era when river pilots set-up their homes in Le Claire. Marvel in 19th century architecture. Take a guided tour & learn how faded memories of the past come to life while exploring the historic sites. At the Buffalo Bill Museum, enjoy historic displays featuring Buffalo Bill, Civil War Display, river boats & James Ryan, inventor.

Shop Le Claire's historic downtown. Our unique stores offer a wide selection of antiques, decorative and functional items, accessories, art, furniture and much more. Read more about shopping/antiques in Le Claire.

Cruise on the Riverboat Twilight. See 25 bald eagles & 300 pelicans plus numerous egrets and blue herons. Listen as the Twilight Captain brings the history and stories of the river to life. Experience the river the same way Mark Twain did over 150 years ago.

award-winning, locally made wines at the Wide River Winery. Tour the Mississippi River Distilling Company. Read more about attractions in Le Claire.

View a map of this Scor! Camp location

See the Scor! FAQs page
 for answers to your questions!

We have a place for you! 
Check out what Scor! participants are saying in this video. (interviews with General Track campers)
Scor! Store
Need some new sheet music? Want music better suited to the level of your chamber group or orchestra? Benefit Scor! & have fun shopping at the Scor! Store. In addition to a growing collection of string sheet music, choose from Scor! clothing, tote bags, mugs, and other musical items.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please click on the other 3 "tabs" in this website indicated above - Schedule & Hotels, Offerings & Fees, & Faculty. Be sure to scroll down on each page.

Contact Information

Click for Scor! home page. Scor! is a program of Symerge, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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