Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to audition?

Yes. Every camp participant submits an audition this year. Visit the audition page for instructions and download the excerpts for your ensemble. Look carefully through the various ensembles that match your age. Select materials that you’re capable of preparing in the time you have before the enrollment deadline. Attach your audition video to your registration with a link. Orchestra auditions also double as seating auditions this year.

Where is the camp being held?

Monday through Friday, rehearsals and classes will be held in the Conference Center at the SLCC Miller Campus

9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

Friday and Saturday’s dress rehearsals and performances will likely take place at Libby Gardner Concert Hall (to be confirmed).

1375 Presidents’ Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

We are also working with local hotels to provide out-of-town participants a reasonably-priced room for the week of camp.

Which Orchestra is right for my child?

Click on the audition link for the group that best fits your age and experience. Look through the audition materials and decide if you can reasonably prepare the music before the application deadline. If you feel it is too difficult or easy, select another orchestra within your same age range. Take audition materials to your private teacher. If you need additional guidance, email the camp director (vivacefamilycamp@gmail.com).

Are meals provided?

Yes. This year lunches are included in tuition for the all-day camp participants Monday through Friday. Lunch is also provided on Friday for Bambini Strings, Camerata, and Madrigals. All camp participants have dinner provided Friday before the Masterworks Concert.

When do workshop participants need to arrive?

You’ll want to plan ahead for morning traffic so that you can have everyone in the building by 8:50 AM. All classes begin at 9:00 AM, but especially on Monday morning, you’ll need a few extra minutes to find your room and tune up your instrument, etc. See the start and end times for Bambini Strings, Camerata and Madrigals. Classes end by 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday, but you’ll definitely want to stay till 4:50 on Tuesday and Wednesday for the recitals!

What COVID precautions are being taken?

We have moved to a much larger facility to give participants more space for social distancing. As always, we are watching the public health situation carefully. We follow all of the guidelines recommended by the venues where we are meeting, and update our policies and procedures based on recommendations from public health professionals. Masks are welcome, and we respectfully require that anyone with symptoms or recent exposure remain at home and follow CDC and state guidelines. Vaccination is not required for participation. 

Can I sing in the choir AND play in the orchestra?

Yes. Most ensembles’ schedules allow for participation in both workshops. Exceptions are Bambini Strings and Philharmonia Orchestra. Applicants wishing to participate in both must select that option in the online application and pass both a choir and orchestra audition.

I’ve registered, now what?

If you submitted an audition, please give us a week to review it and get back to you to confirm orchestra placement.

If you don’t hear from us after a week, please reach out to us at vivacefamilycamp@gmail.com

Music will be available by June 1.

What will the daily schedule be like?

The schedule Monday through Thursday includes the following:

9:00-11:50 Classes & Rehearsals

12:00-12:50 Lunch

1:00-3:50 Classes & Rehearsals

4:00-4:50 Recital

Friday and Saturday schedules include dress rehearsals and recitals.

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