Orchestra

The International Music Camp offers three levels of Orchestra for all ages of string players: Cadet String Orchestra for younger players, Concert Orchestra for middle school string students, and Symphony Orchestra for high school students.  Advanced string players of all ages may also audition for the Chamber (honor) Orchestra.  The session includes two daily large-group rehearsals, sectionals, theory classes, master classes, chamber ensemble opportunities, and optional private lessons. String players in grades 5 through 12 may participate.

Violinists who attend IMC for orchestra week may also participate in the Fiddle Program for no additional charge.  Please select the “Orchestra and Fiddle” program when registering.

Wind and Brass players interested in playing with the orchestras must submit an audition recording by May 1, 2018.  2018 Audition materials are posted below.  Percussion players interested in playing with the orchestras should register for the Mallet Percussion Program.


Session Dates Guest Conductor
Session 6
Grades 9-12
July 22-28, 2018
Richard Carnegie – Symphony & Chamber Orchestras
Session 6
Grades 5-8
July 22-28, 2018
Dr. Chad Hutchinson – Cadet & Concert Orchestras
Orchestra – Grades 5-12 and
Orchestra with Fiddle
 – Grades 6-12
$400 USD if registered before May 1 or $415 USD after May 1

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2018 Orchestra Guest Conductors - July 22-28, 2018

Conductor Session Info
Richard Carnegie
Saskatoon Youth Orchestra
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bio
Symphony & Chamber Orchestras
Session 6
Dr. Chad Hutchinson
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Bio
Concert & Cadet Orchestras
Session 6

2017 Violin Faculty - Session 6 - July 23-29, 2017

Instructor Info 
Blaine Badiuk
Fiddle Instructor
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Kristina Bauch
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Dr. Sonja Harasim
Concordia College
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Bokyung Hwang
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Annis Kozub
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio
Tyler Sieh
New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra
New Orleans, Louisana
Bio
Christian Zamora
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bio

2017 Viola Faculty - Session 6 - July 23-29, 2017

Instructor Info 
Timothy Nelson
Moorhead, Minnesota
Bio
Michael Scholz
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bio

2017 Cello Faculty - Session 6 - July 23-29, 2017

Instructor Info 
Dr. Erik Anderson
Minot State University
Minot, North Dakota
Bio
Dr. Simona Barbu
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Bio
July 22-28, 2018
Julianne Boren PicJulianne Boren
Minot, North Dakota
Bio

2017 String Bass Faculty - Session 6 - July 23-29, 2017

Instructor Info 
Jenny Michalenko
Jamestown, North Dakota
Bio

2018 String Instrument Repair

Instructor Info Session Info
Jennifer BeckerJennifer Becker
St. Paul, Minnesota
Session 6 & 7
July 22-31, 2018

2018 Orchestra Wind & Brass Auditions

Campers wishing to audition for the Orchestra Woodwind and Brass sections should prepare the following requirements as listed below:

  • The following scales – please use the full comfortable range of your instrument
    • G Major
    • D-flat Major
    • E Major
  • Two contrasting excerpts from solo works for your instrument (i.e concertos, orchestral excerpts, solos played for festival, etc.)

Auditions can be submitted via CD or mp3 recordings.  Auditions MUST be sent to the IMC Winter Office by May 1, 2018.  You can also email them to info@internationalmusiccamp.com.  Once you submit your recording, please check with the IMC office to confirm that it was received.  You will be registered as a Band camper until Orchestra members are chosen in the Woodwind and Brass.