Cello Fury Rock Camp 2019

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 11th 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.  Campers from all four weeks of camp are invited to perform the national anthem at a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game!

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 2019

June 17 - 21, 2019: "Senior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 12-16) 

July 8 - 12, 2019: "Junior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 7-12) 

July 22 - 26, 2019:  "Senior" Rock Camp in Shadyside at The Ellis School (ages 12-16) 

August 4, 2019:  National Anthem Performance at the Pittsburgh Pirates!  Open to participants of all four weeks of camp.

August 5 - 9, 2019:  "Junior" Rock Camp in Shadyside at The Ellis School (ages 7-12) 

How to Register

There are two ways to register.

1)  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! 

2) Mail: Print and mail in hard copy of the application and check (address above).  

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. 

Cost for one week of camp is $340, which includes a free camp t-shirt. Register by February 1 (postmarked or online) for a discounted rate of $310; 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.

Online Application

Cello Fury Rock Camp: Early Registration
  • Cello Fury Rock Camp: Early Registration
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Cello Fury Rock Camp Tuition with early registration discount. Early sign-up before February 1 is $315 and includes a free t-shirt. (A credit card fee of $10 is included; you can avoid the fee and mail a check for $305 to Cello Fury, P.O. Box 5671, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.)

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