Summer Workshop: Youth Program

Youth Workshop Program:
June 29-July 3, 2015

For the Youth Workshop, click here.

Questions? Call Christian Howes directly at 614.332.8689


The Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program provides an affordable opportunity for string players ages 10-18 based near Columbus, Ohio to study fiddle styles, blues, rock, world music, and jazz with master artists from around the world. They will learn about arranging and composing, how to amplify and play electric instruments, improvise their own solos, and try many new approaches to music making. This year, we will be providing separate learning tracks for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

Dude, I had an awesome time at your camp. I can’t wait till next year!

Colin – Berklee student and participant

During their week at the Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program, students will participate in ensemble rehearsals and master classes exploring jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, and other styles. No previous improvisation experience is necessary. Advanced students age 14 or older may want to consider the Adult program, which is more intensive.

What is the schedule like?

Monday, June 29th – Thursday, July 2nd
  • 12:45 pm – Arrive and Check In
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Orchestra rehearsal with break
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Interactive Workshop with Guest Artist (to be announced)
  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm – Observe Artist Performance
Friday, July 3rd
  • 12:45 pm – Arrive and Check In
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Orchestra rehearsal with break
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Interactive workshop with Guest Artist (to be announced)
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Youth Concert for parents and public in Sanborn Hall

What is the cost?

$125 – tuition for half day program

Come to grow and connect with a community of creative artists!

Register Here

Check-in: Check-in will happen on June 29. The first class will begin at 1:00pm. Please make sure your students have eaten lunch. They can bring snacks if they like. There are vending machines on campus. Parents are welcome to attend and hang out, observe, or participate in any way. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know!

Do you still have questions not answered here? Please call Christian Howes at 614.332.8689 / email and we will promptly respond to any questions you may have.

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