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Denver Adult Strings Camp

est. 2021

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Wednesday, November 29th 6-9:30pm | Play-in

Sunday, December 10th 3-7pm | Play-in

Friday, December 15th 5-7pm | Performance 

Saturday, December 23rd 10am-2pm | Play-in

Saturday, December 23rd 3-4pm | Performance

Join us for the Holiday Session! This session has been crafted with busy holiday times in mind. We are offering 3 "play-ins" where the goal is to come and have fun while getting to read through holiday music with the orchestra. Come to all of the play-ins or just one! For members who are able to attend at least one play-in, we are offering two performance opportunities. This session will include a mix of easy Christmas, Hannukah, and nonsecular winter music as well as a few more advanced pieces. 

What is a play-in?

A play-in is a rehearsal where musicians meet (often for the first time) and read through music together for pure enjoyment! There is usually minimal coaching involved and the selections are generally on the more accessible side. 

We are currently welcoming violin, viola, cello, and double bass musicians. Whether you used to play in grade school or just started learning in the past few years - DASC has a spot for you! No audition required. 


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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"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."


"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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