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posted: 4/23/2012 6:00 AM

Streamwood to hold new summer orchestra camp

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  • Fabian Lopez

    Fabian Lopez

Submitted by Cecilia Green, Arts in Bartlett

Fabian Lopez believes that summer music camp is an ideal way to help music students grow and excel at their art. So much so that this Bartlett resident and former student of Dorothy Deen, the cello teacher in the Bartlett Center for the Arts, has spent several months working with the Streamwood Park District to create a four-week intensive string orchestra camp for students in grades four-eight, with sessions held from 9 to 11 a.m., June 18-June 29 and July 9-July 21.

"This new and exciting program is set to give string student's a camp experience not only of high musical quality" Lopez said, "but also to give a social experience that fosters responsibility, leadership, cultural awareness, teamwork, and good work ethic. These are tools that children need in order to be successful leaders of the future."

The camp will encompass multiple disciplines: theory, conducting, fiddling, jazz strings, music history, percussion and trying out a new string instrument.

Camp includes a field trip to hear a professional orchestra at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago on June 30 and campers' own performance on June 21. In addition, the community is invited to attend the 64-piece youth YOURS Orchestra from inner-city Hibbard Elementary School in Chicago in a free concert on July 13, at the Park Place Recreation Center.

Tuition is $200 for residents of Streamwood and $225 for nonresidents. Small scholarships may be available upon request. Registration for summer camp will end Monday, May 14.

For information contact Lopez at (630) 217-6871 or

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