Cello Fury Rock Camp 2020

Cello Fury Rock Camp for Strings is an annually held music day camp located in Pittsburgh, PA and run by the members of Cello Fury. Currently entering its 12th year, Cello Fury Rock Camp provides young string players an alternative musical experience beyond the traditional, classical style of playing. Each day, campers play in a rock orchestra, practice with their own rock bands, participate in masterclasses, and attend rock orchestra sectionals. Special workshops take place daily, which change from year to year.  Past workshops have included music composition, songwriting, world music, improvisation, world drumming, steelpan, jazz, fiddling, fitness for musicians, national anthem performances for the Pirates and Riverhounds, music photography, martial arts, music promotion, screen printing, and more!  A performance by the campers takes place on the final day of camp for parents and friends to attend.  

Cello Fury Rock Camp is open to violinists, violists, cellists and bassists of all levels. "Junior" Rock Camp is for ages 7 to 12 and "Senior" Rock Camp is for ages 12 to 16.  Returning campers who are 17 or 18 can still participate, and college-level students can work as counselors and teaching assistants.  If you have siblings in different age groups, but would like them to be at the same camp, please let us know and we can make accommodations.

Camp is held from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, and the final concert is at 3 pm on Friday. 

Dates and Locations for 2020

June 15 - 19, 2020: "Senior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 12-16)

July 6 - 10, 2020: "Junior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 7-12)

July 20 - 24, 2020:  "Senior" Rock Camp in Shadyside at The Ellis School (ages 12-16) 

August 3 - 7, 2020:  "Junior" Rock Camp in Shadyside at The Ellis School (ages 7-12) 

How to Register

There are two ways to register.

1) Print & Mail: download and print the camp application and mail it in along with the check


2) Apply Online: Fill out the form below to register.  Once submitted, please make your payment either by mailing a check made payable to “Cello Fury”, P.O. Box 8671, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 or by paying online via credit card online (credit card fees apply). 

Your application is not considered complete until the full payment is submitted! There are no auditions required to attend Cello Fury Rock Camp, and all levels are accepted.  After your application is received, campers will be asked to submit a video of a short piece representative of their current skill level.  This is used for placement in rock bands and orchestra sections. 

Camp tuition includes a free camp t-shirt! There will be an early registration rate for a discount; register for two weeks of camp and receive a $25 discount! Payment is due in full with camp application. Once your application has been received, you will get an email confirmation. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of mailing, please get in touch through the Contact button on the website.

Stayed Tuned for the 2020 Camp Application!

Stay tuned for the release of the 2020 application!

Coming Soon! The 2020 Online Application