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 the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game on August 4!

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.  All campers are invited to perform the national anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates games with Cello Fury and other campers on August 4!

Dates and Locations for 2019

June 17 - 21, 2019: "Senior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 12-16) Registration is now closed for this week.

July 8 - 12, 2019: "Junior" Rock Camp in Wexford at the PYCO School of Music (ages 7-12) Registration is now closed for this week.

July 20, 2019:  National Anthem Performance for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds!  Open to participants of all four weeks of camp. Ticket link: https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Cellofury

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.  Order form for tickets is below.

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

National Anthem tickets

Riverhounds Ticket Order Link for July 20https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Cellofury

National Anthem Music

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. 

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 $315; 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.

Download the application

Rock Camp Application 2019 <----Click to download and mail the PDF of the Cello Fury Rock Camp Application 8.3 MB

Online Application