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Denver Adult Strings Camp

est. 2021

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Summer registration is OPEN!

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*Registration closes on Saturday, June 22nd

WORKSHOPS

2024 Dates Announced!

Large Summer Program: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 25 - July 27

Programming for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. 

The Holiday Session 2024: November 28, December 9, December 23

Casual, drop-in programming focused on fun, holiday music, and community outreach. 

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Announcing Drop-in Workshops! 

Drop-in workshops are here! These workshops have been booked based on YOUR survey answers over the last few years. These workshops are one-off and open to the public - whether you have attended camp before or not, come on out! 
 

Keep an eye out for more! If you have a workshop in mind that you would really like to see, please email your suggestion to dascsymphony@gmail.com or submit a contact form through this website. Thanks! 
 

Group Improvisation w/ Andy Reiner

Date: Thursday, July 18th 6-7pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian

Join well-known Colorado fiddler, Andy Reiner (The Skiing Fiddler) for a fun and upbeat group improvisation workshop. Learn to make music without any written notes! This workshop is open to the public! 

Summer 2024 Enrolled Campers: FREE

Non-enrolled participants: $16.50 - purchase a workshop pass HERE

Drum Circle w/ Prasad Katz

Date: Tuesday, July 23rd 6-7pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian

Join drummer and multi-instrumentalist for an outdoor drum circle before rehearsal! 25 drums will provided or you can bring your own. This workshop is for Summer 2024 enrolled participants only.

Summer 2024 Enrolled Campers: FREE

Gear, Maintenance & Luthiery 

Date: Sunday, June 30th Noon-2pm

Location: Denver Public Library: Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch, Floor 1, Lena Archuleta Community Room

The massively popular Gear & Maintenance is back with a twist! Join Lindsay Genadek to learn about gear that can improve your sound and comfort while playing. We'll also be joined by luthiers from Denver Violins to talk about proper instrument care and maintenance as well as give us a peek into the fascinating world of luthiery, creating and refurbishing instruments throughout time.

Summer 2024 Enrolled Campers: FREE

Non-enrolled participants: $16.50 - purchase a workshop pass HERE

Fiddle w/ Josie Quick

Date: Tuesday, July 9th 6-7pm

Location: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian

Join multi-genre violinist, Josie Quick to learn some fiddle style and technique basics! All instruments and levels are welcome, this workshop will be conducted by ear and through instruction (no sheet music needed!)

Summer 2024 Enrolled Campers: FREE

Non-enrolled participants: $16.50 - purchase a workshop pass HERE

Curious if you're at the right level to participate? Check our minimum suggested skills HERE.

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Who Should Join DASC?

 

String players who started learning as adults

 

Music teachers wanting experience on a new string instrument
 

 

Adults who haven't played since grade school, but want to start again!

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

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"I had not played my -or any - violin for more than 30 years. I’m so happy that DASC started since I’ve been able to return to playing. It’s so much fun! I’ve met great people, and I’ve gained a lot of confidence in my playing. No matter what your level is, there is a place for you in the DASC community."

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"I walked into my first DASC with just about one year of musical experience after deciding to learn the violin as an adult. That first session was terrifying - but instead of finding judgement, I found support, kindness, patience, and camaraderie throughout the camp. Four sessions later, DASC continues to be a place of self-growth, personal accomplishment, and a lot of silly, low-pressure FUN! While I have certainly grown as a violinist through DASC, I have most loved the simple, magical experience of playing music with other people."

- Ashley R.

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"Denver Adult Strings Camp has been a wonderful addition to my life. As a four-week intensive camp, it's just enough time to dive back into playing with a group without it being too much of a commitment outside of work and family. I appreciate the emphasis on learning, improvement, and fun for adults seeking a community that want to play in a symphony without the added stress or pressure of auditions or competition."

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"My violin languished lonely and quiet for four decades after I finished high school. I had always enjoyed playing, especially in an orchestra, but once you become an adult there are few opportunities to play with others if you're not a professional or have a "day job". Finding DASC re-ignited my love for my instrument and joining others in making music. The support and encouragement from Sarah and the professional musicians working with DASC is amazing! Through DASC, I've made friends, felt pride in my performance, and embarked on taking lessons again. You know you want to join DASC! Lean in and make music!"

-Michele H.

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"I loved the music selections, and there was such an accepting and patient atmosphere that somehow I was not nervous in the least at our performance. I very much appreciated how organized the entire endeavor was, and there was great communication from Sarah."

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