What is it?

Due to COVID-19 our traditional Foster Music Camp had to be cancelled. In lieu of our usual full-scale June camp, we still want to offer a special high school string chamber music camp for students. Our chamber music camp will be an enriching week for students grades 9-12 that will serve to broaden young students understanding of chamber music and help them refine specific skills on their instrument. Learning and performing chamber music during this week will provide opportunity for students to engage in team-work, develop leadership and multi-tasking skills, and allow for personalized teacher to student instruction. 

When is it?

The Foster Music Camp String Chamber Music Camp will take place August 3rd-7th, 2020 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. Classes, rehearsals, and performances will be held in the Foster Music Building. 

Is housing available?

No. This is a day/commuter camp only. You will need to have transportation to and from campus each day. You may be dropped off no sooner than 9:30am (classes start at 10am) and you must be picked up at 3:00pm (classes end at 3pm)

What is the cost?

Due to the unique nature of this year we are offering this camp at an incredibly low cost of $50. This fee includes a daily lunch, music,  and instruction from our string faculty. 

Is this open to everyone?

No. Due to the special nature of this camp we have a few requirements in order to attend. 

1. You must be in high school (currently as of today in grades 9-12)

2. You must have had 2-3 years minimum experience on your string instrument.

3. Instrumentation needs will be considered so that we have complete chamber groups.

4. Lastly, you must be an involved eager-to-learn/serious player. We are looking for students who actively practice and are willing to put in the time and effort for a challenging experience. We may ask for teacher recommendations as deemed necessary. 

How Do I Register or I Still Have Questions?

Email the camp coordinator and string professor at or contact the camp director at - They can answer all of your questions and ensure our camp is right for you before providing you with registration information.