Welcome to Texas Strings Festival & Camp

Join us in Austin for our 11th year!



Day camp for students in Suzuki Books 1 - 4
June 9 – 15, 2024 from 9:30am to 4pm

Deadline to Apply: May 30



Day camp for students in Suzuki Books 5 - 7
June 9 – 15, 2024 from 9:30am to 4pm

Deadline to Apply: May 30



Overnight camp for advanced students June 10 - 20, 2024

Deadline to Apply: April 30
(rolling admissions process)

Doing our part to keep Austin Classically Weird

We offer an incredible summer camp experience for young violin, viola, and cello players aged 6-18. At Texas Strings Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit, we believe that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. Our talented faculty consists of soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral players, and teachers from major conservatoires. They’ll guide you through camp and masterclasses, helping you develop your skills and passion for music. So, if you’re ready to take your musical journey to the next level, come join us at Texas Strings Festival!

A place where students meet the faculty and peers ready to help them unleash their potential

New 2024 Faculty

Former Aaron students have occupied positions in major orchestras such as Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Dallas, Portland, St. Paul, Pittsburg, San Francisco, Utah, and the Metropolitan Opera to name just a few.

Richard Aaron


Professor of Music Education and Director of the Jacobs Academy at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Brenda Brenner


Kerson Leong has been described as “not just one of Canada’s greatest violinists but one of the greatest violinists, period”

Kerson Leong


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Young & Emerging Artists Division: June 9 – 16, 2024

Rising Stars Division: June 10 – 20, 2024

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to eligible students. To be considered, submit a copy of page 1 of your family’s signed, most recent tax return (redacted) at the time of your application. Financial aid materials may also be submitted via email to TexasStringsCamp@gmail.com. You may also provide any additional documentation that describes your circumstances, such as proof of unemployment or reduced lunch applications from public schools

Sure! You’re welcome to come to any of the public concerts. BUT – we do not permit parents to stay in the dorms or attend rehearsals. No exceptions.

Texas Strings Festival and Camp takes place near the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. All of our activities (rehearsals, concerts, recreation) take place in Austin’s West Campus area. 

We stay in private dorms very near to the rehearsal and concert space.

Students in the Rising Stars Division are houses at private dorms near the UT Campus – this is required for all Rising Stars Division campers.  Young and Emerging Artists Division are day camps.

9:00am Choir
10:00am Lessons / Practice
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Lessons / Practice
2:00pm Chamber Music
4:00pm Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Activities

9:30am Morning Welcome!
9:40am Orchestra
10:35am Chamber Music A Groups/ Masterclass / Observation / Practice / Snack
11:30am Chamber Music B Groups/ Masterclass / Observation / Practice / Snack
12:20pm Lunch
1:00pm Choir
1:50pm Orchestra
2:40pm Break Time / Snack
3:00pm Performance Class or Daily Elective Activity
3:40pm Camp Activity / Team Building Game
4:00pm End of Day

Full schedule, along with private lesson and concert schedules will be made available online for camper and parent access.

All sorts of fun! Our students and camp counselors take a lot of ownership of the evening activities. There are a plethora of options around us. We have an annual kickball game of faculty vs. campers that is a MUST! Otherwise, historically we’ve had talent shows, movie nights, swimming, and even extra rehearsals for the super-enthusiastic.

Full schedule, along with private lesson and concert schedules will be made available online for camper and parent access.

We take the safety of our campers, faculty, and staff very seriously. In addition to implementing a buddy-system for traveling between dorms and rehearsal space, we also have a high counselor to camper ratio. 

Along with our camp counselors, our camp director stay in the dorms overnight and a nightly room check / lights out policy is enforced. 

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