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GCTYO Summer Music Festival

2 weeks of music camp, the GCTYO way!

July 22-August 2, 2024 (weekdays only)

Roger Ludlowe MS, Fairfield, CT

String instruments only

Get your GCTYO fix this summer! Join our “Strings Camp” for an unbeatable summer experience with GCTYO teaching artists and students who love to make music together.  Camp is open to ALL string students, even if they are not musicians in GCTYO.

GCTYO Summer Music Festival will run weekdays July 22-August 2, 2024 from 9 AM-3 PM at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield. Camp details will be sent in May to all registrants. Camp fee is $990. Financial assistance is available for families that qualify. 

Your registration deposit of $100 will hold your spot. 50% of the remaining $890 ($445) will be due May 15 and 50% ($445) will be due June 15. We will send email reminders with a link to pay. Registration deposits are non-refundable.

Placement auditions will be held the first day of camp. 

Camp highlights:

  • 10 full days of music!
  • All ages 5th grade and up with at least 1 year experience on instrument
  • Audition for placement only
  • Two levels of Orchestras: Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced
  • Learn from Mr. Hisey, Mr. Sloat, Mr. Kroqi, and more!
  • Financial assistance available for those who qualify.
Festival will include:
  • Orchestra and sectionals
  • Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles
  • Final concert
  • Fun summer activities!
Repertoire notes:
  • Traditional/classical
  • New, diverse composers
  • Alternative genres like fiddling, film, and video game music

Email with questions or to let us know you are interested and would like more information for 2024!




Summer music residential (sleepaway camp) and local programs are a great way for young musicians to keep up their skills over the summer and also prepare for auditions. Programs range from a focus on younger, less experienced musicians looking for a comfortable place to have fun while developing their musical skills, to high school musicians playing at an advanced level. Many programs offer scholarships. Some programs offer special scholarships for GCTYO students.

Click on one of the links below to visit their websites and learn more!