Monday, July 6, 2020, 10am

Off Campus

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras 
Virtual Strathmore Summer Strings

Mon–Sat, July 6–11, 2020, 10am–3pm

Music Director Jorge Orozco and Dr. Maria Montano are excited to lead a virtual version of our traditional Strathmore Summer Strings Week! MCYO believes that music is now more important than ever to our young musicians’ minds and souls and is thrilled to bring our amazing summer camp to your homes. 

Registration is now closed. If you would like to request a late registration please email camp director, Maria Montano, at


Camp Includes

  • A virtual orchestra concert project, with rehearsals, sectionals, and recording guidance
  • Technique and skill building sessions with our outstanding MCYO coaches
  • Music history, theory, and audition workshops
  • Master classes and individualized recording feedback
  • Composition lab
  • Virtual performance opportunity
  • Final virtual concert watch party

All classes will be offered digitally via ZOOM.

Who can participate?
Rising grades 3–8. All musicians should be able to read music.

What will musicians need to record for placement?
Musicians will be required to submit a recording. Students will be placed in the appropriate classes according to their level. The video should include a solo piece without piano accompaniment. This should be a home recording—no professional recording is necessary.

Submit your recording by June 10. 

Sample Daily Schedule:
10–10:40am: Warm-up and technique class
11:15am-12pm: Sectionals
12:30pm-1pm: Lunchtime virtual recital
2pm–3pm: Audition workshop / composition lab

Tuition: $380
Camp will be limited to 35 musicians. You will receive instructions about how to submit tuition payment after you have registered.

Contact Dr. Maria Montano, camp director, at or 571.232.5901.

For more information, including a faculty list, please see MCYO’s website


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