MCYO Summer Strings: Senior

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Summer Strings Week: Senior


Mon–Fri. July 1115, 2022 | 9am–3pm

Rising Grades 6–8

Apply by June 1

MCYO Rehearsal

Lutheran Church of St. Andrew
15300 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20905


Free to apply; tuition for accepted students is $575.

MCYO is excited to announce an in-person Summer Strings Week in 2022!  

Camp will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability through ensemble rehearsals with Maestro Jorge Orozco and our wonderful MCYO faculty; hands-on sessions in music history, theory, and composition; and performance and masterclass opportunities.

Ensemble repertoire and workshop content will be brand-new, so musicians from past summer camps are welcome to return!

We will have a lower teacher-to-student ratio and limited enrollment to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. All CDC guidelines will be followed, including limited students per square meter per room, all-time masking, social distancing, and any additional guidelines that are current at the time of camp.

MCYO will contact accepted students to confirm their participation and provide a link for tuition payment.


  • String ensemble rehearsals with maestro Jorge Orozco and sectionals with outstanding faculty
  • Masterclasses and technique sessions
  • Music writing and ear training in our fantastic composition lab
  • Audition workshops and music history sessions 
  • Solo recital opportunities


  • Students must be entering grades 6–8 in the fall
  • Participants must have taken private lessons for 4–5 years for violins, 3–4 years for viola and cello, and 2 years for bass.
  • No audition is required for current MCYO musicians. Non-MCYO musicians will be asked to submit a video with their application. The video should include a solo piece of the student’s choice. It does not have to be a professional recording, a home recording is perfectly fine.
  • Musicians must bring their own instrument and music stand.
  • Musicians must bring their own bagged lunch, snacks, and beverages (no refrigeration available).

Questions? Contact Program Director, John Park

Application Form

Please submit one form for each musician. Do not add multiple musicians in one form.

Parent/Guardian Information


Musician Information

Name/Relationship/Phone Number

Name/Relationship/Phone Number

Audition Video (Non-MCYO Musicians Only)

If the student did not participate in MCYO this season, an audition video is required. The video should include a SOLO PIECE without piano accompaniment. Musicians will be placed in the appropriate classes according to their level.

Did you upload your child's audition video?

Media Publication Release

MCYO of Strathmore may wish to use your child's photograph, voice, or student work for promotional and educational reasons, such as in publications, posters, brochures, and newsletters; on the MCYO and Strathmore websites, radio stations, or television broadcasts; or at community fairs or other special events. Before your child's photograph or voice can be used by the media or by MCYO/Strathmore, you must give your permission.


Enjoy a look back at our 2020 virtual Summer Strings Week.