New Year, New Location!! Registration opening soon for summer music camp.
Experience music in a different way. Join us this summer
Session 1: June 8-14, 2019*
Session 2: June 16-21, 2019
* Will not conflict with Wake County public school.
The Lamar Stringfield Music day camp is a place where we love children through music. Our campers become family in the one or two weeks of camp held in Raleigh NC.
Students range from 6-18 years old. Instruction is for string, as well as select wind, brass, piano, and percussion players. Students with a minimum of one year of study up through advanced level players can participate in orchestras, technique classes, sectional rehearsals, theory classes, chamber music ensembles, electives, mini concerts, seminars, and concerts.
Placement in an orchestra level determines the schedule and course offerings for campers. There are varied levels of orchestras: Mozart Music Makers String Orchestra, Haydn String Orchestra, the Honors Symphonic Orchestra which includes winds and percussion (Session One) and the Beethoven Honors Orchestra (Session Two).
The Honors Division, directed by Elizabeth Beilman offers specialized instruction in high level chamber music and orchestral studies as well as related topics. See the Honors Division tab for more information.
Camp classes start Sunday afternoon and conclude before noon on Friday of each week.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Phyllis Garriss founded the summer music camp in 1979. Garriss felt strongly that music in the Wake County schools should be given full support by the community and wanted to work with the school teachers to build on the progress made in their school-year programs. It is still a primary mission of LSMC, whose faculty includes Wake County music educators. The camp also provides scholarships every summer to those in need. Please click on the picture to read Ms. Garriss' full bio.
Margaret is a professional violinist, teacher and freelance musician who enjoys teaching both traditional and Suzuki students in private and group settings. Garriss holds professional memberships with the American String Teacher’s Association, The Musician’s Association Local 500, The Music Teachers National Association, Music Educators National Conference, The Suzuki Association of the Americas, The Raleigh Music Club, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Please click on the picture to read Miss Garriss' full bio.
Elizabeth Beilman joined the North Carolina Symphony in 1988 and serves as the orchestra’s Associate Principal Cello. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of North Carolina Chamber Music Institute and Director of the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp. She also maintains a thriving private cello studio. Please click on the picture to read Ms. Beilman's full bio.
Jimmy Gilmore is an Assistant Executive Director of North Carolina Chamber Music Institute, a faculty member of Duke University and Meredith College, Mr. Gilmore has appeared many times as a concerto soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and performed throughout the Southeast. He has been a constant champion for Lamar Stringfield Summer Music Camp. Please click on the picture to read Mr. Gilmore's full bio.
Marilyn Seelman is the conductor and music director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta which under her leadership have performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Piccolo Spoleto, the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai, China. She maintains an active viola studio, adjudicates festivals, conducts and gives clinics throughout the United States. Please click on the picture to read Dr. Seelman's full bio.