Vivace Youth Orchestra Camp

August 2-7, 2021
at American Fork Junior High School – 20 W 1120 N, American Fork, UT 84003

Registration is closed for 2021. We look forward to seeing you on August 2!

Listening links, practice excerpts and solo seating audition sign-ups are posted on the Sheet Music page (login to your orchestra using your music password).

CONCERT – Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 am
Details, Tickets and Call Times HERE

ENRICHMENT RECITAL – Friday, August 6 at 3:30 pm
Bass Ensemble, Cello Choir, Fiddling and Advanced Fiddling, Adult Orchestra

Featuring Ryan Murphy

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Ryan Murphy will be returning as our guest conductor for our 2021 camp (Associate Music Director of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and the Orchestra at Temple Square)

Why Vivace Orchestra Camp?

The best music!

The lowest tuition!

Watch our 2020 Final Concert to know what an amazing experience you can expect from VIVACE Summer Camp

The best coaches!

Five Orchestras – A level for every musician

Vivace Orchestra A

9:00-3:30 Monday-Thursday
11:00-7:30 pm Friday

$299 (Includes a 12:30 Enrichment Course, free!)

Orchestra students should read music including all common clefs and positions and show musical fluency across the full range of their instrument. Instrumentation includes four stringed orchestra instruments. Levels could start at about Suzuki book 6 and go through “out of the books” (or intermediate and advanced concerti) for violin and viola; CELLI: approx. book 5 to out of the books. BASSES at about the Dragonetti+ level.  Private lessons, at least 2-3 years of orchestra experience, and ages late junior high/high school through college are strongly preferred. Younger Junior High with special permission.

Presto Orchestra B

9:00-1:30 Monday-Thursday
11:00-6:30 Friday

$249 (Includes a 12:30 Enrichment Course, free!)

This advanced string ensemble provides students the opportunity to perform the masterworks of string literature. Students should read music well with good intonation and beautiful tone, be comfortable shifting into higher positions, performing vibrato, be capable of playing fast passage work including difficult key signatures, and preferably be studying with a private teacher. This ensemble is open to string players of all ages with about 2-3 years of orchestra experience. Levels include Suzuki book 3-5 for violinists & violists, Bk 3-4 for cellists, pre-Dragonetti level for bassists. 

Concertino Orchestra C

12:30-2:45 Monday-Thursday
12:30-6:30 Friday

$199 (Includes a 12:30 Enrichment Course, free!)

Students should read music well, play in tune with beautiful tone and possibly some vibrato, know all 1st position notes and be comfortable with some basic shifting on their instrument and hopefully be studying with a private teacher. This ensemble is open to string players of all ages with at least 1 year of orchestra experience. Levels are about Suzuki book 2-3 for violinists and violists, about book 2 for cellists, and book 2 for bassists.

Children’s Beginning Orchestra D

12:30-1:30 Daily


Children’s orchestra is for students approximately ages 2-9, playing in Suzuki Book One. Open string/first finger parts available for the very young or Twinkler.  Play a one octave- D Major Scale for audition. Private lessons and a parent in attendance are required.

Choral Workshop

10:00-1:30 Daily

New in 2021 for non-string players. Chorus enrichment class available to string and non-string players.

$125 (includes 12:30 Chorus Enrichment Course)

Workshop Registration HERE

Come sing with us!  Students can choose between two choral workshop classes that also include one of our wonderful choir enrichment classes. We have 2 choirs (ages 6-11 and 12 and up).

 No auditions are necessary.  

In the afternoon Choral Workshop students will be combined with string players’ choirs. We will perform 3-4 selections during the concert on Saturday and at least one number will be accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra.

Click Here for more information.

Enrichment Class Only

12:30-1:30 Daily


Choose one of our fabulous enrichment courses (no audition required)

NOTE: Enrichment is INCLUDED with Orchestra A, B, C and choir enrichment is included with Chorale Workshop.

  • Cello Choir
  • Bass Ensemble
  • Fiddling (Books 1-3)
  • Advanced Fiddling (Orch. A or B – Book 4 and up)
  • Vivace Youth Choir (ages 6-11 – Suanne Bowcut)
  • Vivace Singers (ages 12 and up – Dr. Ryan Murphy)

Adult Orchestra E

2:00-3:30 Daily


NEW THIS YEAR – an uplifting musical experience for ADULTS of all ages. There will be parts for very beginning through advanced levels. No previous orchestra experience required. 1 or more years of music study are recommended, but there will be a part for EVERYONE. We’ll play real music by Strauss, Haydn/Mozart, and others. Come ready to learn and experience the joy of orchestral playing!

Parent Testimonials

I was so impressed how quickly the musicians came together, blended and sounded like they had been playing together for a long time. Big congratulations to the vision, the organizers, the faculty and guest artists and the wonderful music produced. Just one step short of magic!


Thank you so much for the amazing week at orchestra camp! My daughter LOVED every minute and can’t wait to do it next year. 


QUESTIONS?? vivaceorchestracamp@gmail.com