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Two-week summer orchestra programs July 8-19, 2024 for woodwind, brass, string, and percussion students in 3rd-12th grade. The morning Summer Camp session is open to instrumental students of all levels, and the afternoon session is a Summer Institute for advanced players by audition. All sessions include full orchestra rehearsals and a variety of classes including conducting, music therapy, instrument repair, and improvisation. All students will perform in final concerts on July 19, 2024.

Limited spots are available.

Sponsored by: The City of Plano, PISD, Tammy and Charles Miller,
The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation, Nancy Freeman, and First United Bank.

July 8-19, 2024
Robinson Fine Arts Center
Final Concert: July 19, 2024


Time: 9 AM-12 PM

Tuition: $200

*all levels- minimum of 1 year of instrumental instruction

*auditions for placement will take place on July 8 (multiple orchestras)

$100 deposit due upon registration
$100 final payment due 2 weeks after registration date


Time:  1-5 PM

Tuition: $300

*advanced students by video audition only (one orchestra). Recommended for students in 9th – 12th grade

*students not accepted to Summer Institute will be placed in appropriate Summer Camp level

$100 deposit due upon registration
$200 final payment due 2 weeks after notification of acceptance

The following sections are accepting applications for waitlist only:


For students and families to come to Songs of the Earth Concert 

Shira Samuels-Shragg, Conductor

July 12, 2024 at 7 PM at Robinson Fine Arts Center

Campers receive two free tickets with registration!

For thousands of years, nature’s beauty has inspired music making around the world. In this special one-hour performance, the PSO brings the natural world into the concert hall with works by Beethoven, Florence Price, John Williams, and more! Step out of city life and into the idyllic countryside when you join us for “Songs of the Earth” on July 12th at the Robinson Fine Arts Center. A VIP ticket will include a post-concert meet and greet with assistant conductor Shira Samuels-Shragg. Shira will share a behind-the-scenes look at our summer orchestra camp and provide an in-depth musical examination of the works presented on the concert.

ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR: Earning a masters degree in conducting from Juilliard School, Shira Samuels-Shragg served in 2020 as music director for the world premiere of Cassandra, an opera by composer Thomas Whitman and poet/librettist Nathalie Anderson. Learn more.