Cello Fury Rock Camp (2020)


May 20, 2020

All four weeks of Cello Fury Rock Camp are now virtual!  


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, 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.  In addition, campers have had the opportunity to perform the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates on field at PNC Park!

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.

Dates and Times for 2020 Virtual Camps
Send us a message for the detailed camp schedule of activities! 

June 15 - 19, 2020: VIRTUAL "Senior" Rock Camp (ages 12-16)  Camp Hours:  9 - 11:30 am and 1 - 3:30 pm

July 6 - 10, 2020: VIRTUAL “Junior" Rock Camp  (ages 7-12)  Camp Hours: 9:30 - 11:45 am and 1 - 3:30 pm

July 20 - 24, 2020:  VIRTUAL "Senior" Rock Camp (ages 12-16)  Camp Hours: 10 - 12:30 pm and 1:30 - 4 pm

August 2, 2020: TBD due to the pandemic--National Anthem performance for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park (open to campers from all four weeks of camp)

August 3 - 7, 2020VIRTUAL “Junior" Rock Camp (ages 7-12) Camp Hours: 9:30 - 11:45 am and 1 - 3:30 pm

How to Register

Register online; you can also pay online or mail a check payable to “Cello Fury”, P.O. Box 8671, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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 camp tee shirt!  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.

Payment for Rock Camp

Online Application form