Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to audition?

Only new participants submit an entrance audition this year. In March, music will be distributed for the placement/seating auditions. Visit the audition page for instructions.

Where is the camp being held?

Waterford School
9502 S 1700 E, Sandy, UT 84093

We are 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?

All ensembles are age specific. Tuition for each orchestra in your age group is the same. Instructions will be announced at a later date. For now, you can read about ensembles here. All orchestral workshop participants are also given the opportunity to sing in a choir at no extra cost.

Are meals provided?

For an extra fee, we will be working with a catering company to provide lunches Monday through Friday. Be sure to select this option on your application if you are interested in a provided lunch. Otherwise, please bring a sack lunch each day. Dinner is provided on Friday for all camp participants 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 8:20 AM on Monday morning. All classes begin promptly at 9:00 AM. On Monday morning, we will have a brief orientation. You’ll have a few extra minutes at the end to find your room and tune up your instrument, etc. please arrive in your first class no later than 8:55 each day. See the start and end times for Bambini Strings, Camerata and Madrigals.

What COVID precautions are being taken?

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. All ensembles allow for both.

I’ve registered, now what?

It will take a few weeks for us to to watch any auditions or voice placement videos, but you should hear back from us fairly quickly. Please give us until March to distribute music.

If you don’t hear from us by March 31, please reach out to us at

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

1:00-2:50 Classes & Rehearsals

3:00-3:50 Optional Small Ensembles or Chamber Music

Friday and Saturday schedules include dress rehearsals and recitals.

I’ve already been accepted. Why do I need to submit a seating audition?

In the past we have done entrance auditions at registration and a separate in-person seating audition on the first day of camp. In 2020, the entrance and seating auditions were combined to submit at the time of registration, thus avoiding the stress and confusion on the first day of camp. This year the entrance audition was waived for returning participants, but we have kept the seating audition as a video recording.

The primary purpose of seating auditions is to motivate participants to practice their music so they can perform confidently and enjoy themselves more during the camp. It also ensures placement in a group at the appropriate level. 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to make changes to improve the overall quality of your camp experience. 

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