MCYO Summer Strings: Senior

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore

Summer Strings Week: Senior


Mon–Fri, July 1014, 2023 | 9am–3pm

Rising Grades 6–8

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MCYO Rehearsal

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


Free to apply; tuition for accepted students is $655.

MCYO is excited to announce Summer Strings Week 2023!   

The MCYO’S Summer String week will enhance students’ musicianship and technical ability.The camp will include ensemble rehearsal with Maestro Jorge Orozco and Alice Ju and our wonderful MCYO faculty. Musicians will experience music history, theory, and composition through hands-on sessions in addition to having performance and masterclass opportunities throughout the week.

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

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


  • String ensemble rehearsals with Maestro Jorge Orozco and Alice Ju and sectionals with our outstanding faculty
  • Masterclasses and technique sessions
  • Music writing and ear training in our fantastic composition lab
  • Audition workshops and music history seminars 


  • Students must be entering grades 6–8 in the fall
  • Participants must have taken private lessons for 4-5 years for Violin, 3-4 years for Viola & Cello, and 2 years for Bass.
  • No audition is required for current MCYO musicians.  Non-MCYO musicians will need to submit a video audition 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

The application deadline has passed.

Application Form

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

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Musician Information

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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.

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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 2022 Summer Strings Week.