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String Crossings Camp

String camp students at soundcheck

String Crossings is a week-long camp where students can study classical, jazz, rock, celtic, swing, and bluegrass. Students have the opportunity to study with Belmont's world renowned faculty in group classes to learn multiple genres and learn from their expertise in a small ensemble in the genre of your choice. The small ensemble concludes the week with hands-on experience in a Nashville recording studio. They also participate in an orchestra, learn improvisation techniques, enjoy faculty performances, and immerse themselves in a fun week of making music with new friends. The week concludes with a concert showcasing the orchestra and small groups.

2018 Dates: June 17-22

String Crossings FAQ

Click here to listen to a music sample of previous camp participants!

Daily Schedule

Fiddling class at Strings Crossings camp

A typical daily schedule:

  • Breakfast
  • Group Class 1 (class by instrument in classical, jazz, rock, or fiddle)
  • Group Class 2 (class by instrument in another genre)
  • Lunch
  • Small Groups (Coached by a Belmont faculty member in a genre of your choice)
  • Orchestra (classical repertoire and alternative styles)
  • Dinner/Free Time
  • Jam Session (led by Belmont faculty and Belmont students)
  • Faculty Concert (featuring a different style each night)

Why String Crossings?

  •       Learn and perform in a master class setting
  •       Meet other students who share similar passions
  •       Learn improvisation techniques for all genres
  •       Learn how to "chop"
  •       Record in a famous Nashville recording studio
  •       Build relationships and study with Belmont Faculty
  •       Learn about the Belmont admission and audition process
  •       Experience what life is like for a string student on Belmont University's campus

FacultyThe faculty at Strings Crossings camp perform a jazz concert

Successful "A-List" musicians who have full schedules recording and teaching in the Nashville area and touring with artists around the world. Learn more about the camp faculty here:

Orchestra ConductorRobert B. Gregg
Violin Elisabeth Small
Violin Alison Gooding
Viola Sarah Cote
Cello/Rock Paul Nelson
Bass Craig Nelson
Bass/Rock/Jazz - Roy Vogt
Fiddle/Jazz Billy Contreras
Jazz/Rock/Electric Violin Tracy Silverman
Fiddle Tammy Rogers King

All camp counselors and faculty have received a background check prior to employment.


String Crossings Camp is open to all students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass in grades 9-12 (including incoming freshman and graduating seniors).

RegistrationStrings Crossings camp swing class in the classroom

Application will be available January 8, 2018.


Early Registration Discount: A $100 discount is available to students who register prior to the "early bird" registration deadline.
Buddy Discount: A $50 discount per camper is available to students who register with a friend.  They must each list the name of the other person on the application form in order to receive the discount.

Learn more about the String Department at Belmont University.