Sforzando String Camp
July 24-28, 2023

One week of intensive orchestra, theory, chamber, and masterclasses for the glory of God.

About Sforzando

4 different programs challenge string players of all ability levels. Downers Grove, IL

Pre-Orchestra

The Pre-Orchestra program is for young musicians with at least 6 months of playing experience. Campers in this program develop ensemble skills by learning songs with simple parts. They also strengthen technique through fun activities and games.

Skill level: 6 months of experience

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Faculty

Our faculty are experienced musicians and teachers from across the country.

ALLEN PROBUS
Camp Director

Cellist in Kansas City Symphony, Co-Principal Cellist and Personnel Manager of Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Music Pastor at Tri-City Baptist Church

LEWIS ROSOVE
Orchestra Conductor

Former Assistant Principal Violist in Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Former Professor of Viola at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MELODY STEINBART
Young Musicians

Professor of String Pedagogy at Maranatha Baptist University

SETH CUSTER
Composer

Professor of Music Theory at Bob Jones University, Director of Junior Composers Institute

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I love Sforzando because I can be with people who love music and love Christ. I also love the opportunity to play chamber music. It gives you a chance to collaborate with your peers and strengthens your ensemble playing abilities. Sforzando is a blast!
- Amelia P., camper

I enjoyed attending SFZ because I was not only pushed to excel musically, but I was also challenged spiritually. I was constantly reminded that the musical talents I have come from God and are not something to boast in but are to be used to glorify God. I learned a lot from the faculty and made countless memories with friends.
- Sarah B., camper

Sforzando is an amazing part of our summer. My husband and I feel like it's so important for our kids to get together with other top notch musicians and mentors. It really morphs them into the next level for the next year. I love that the camp focuses on excellence.
 - Anneke H., parent

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