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Allegro Strings

July 31 - August 4, 2017, Howard County (NEW!)
August 7 - 11, 2017, Towson

Presented by Young People's String Program

For string players ages 6 and up currently playing in Suzuki Books 1-5

Allegro Strings at Peabody provides a week of intensive music and enrichment classes. Group classes provide the opportunity to refine ensemble skills, perform for others, review and polish known songs, and learn new songs outside of the Suzuki repertoire. The Suzuki Book 4-5 group will also be sent repertoire from outside the Suzuki books to practice before camp and polish in class. Enrichment classes include such topics as dance, art, and world instruments and are designed to enhance the creative spirit of the program. A bucket band class exposes children to a hands on rhythm training and further enhances ensemble skills.

Orchestra experience includes pieces for students in Suzuki Books 1-5. Full orchestra and sectional rehearsals are held throughout the week. Group classes and the orchestra will perform a final concert in the Towson auditorium on Friday, the last day of the program for both weeks, at 3:00 pm.

Variation I PP.200.130.01

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Combines the partial day options described below for a full day of musical learning and fun.
Tuition: $540 prior to deadline

Variation II PP.200.131.01

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Partial day program offers violin, viola and cello groups which meet for two hours daily to play Suzuki repertoire, reinforce technical skills, and refine ensemble performance ability. After lunch break, students will attend enrichment classes. Students will perform selected pieces on the last day of camp for the final concert.
Tuition: $490 prior to deadline

Variation III PP.200.132.01

Monday-Friday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Partial day afternoon program begins with enrichment classes. Orchestra meets for full rehearsals, sectionals, and ensemble activities daily. Students must be able to ready music at the Book 1 level to participate. No audition is required.
Tuition: $465 prior to deadline

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30 amMorning games and songs
9:30-11:30 amViolin and Cello classes
11:30 am-12:00 pmLunch (students bring own lunch)
12:00-12:50 pmEnrichment Class One
1:00-1:50 pmEnrichment Class Two
2:00-2:50 pmEnrichment Class Three
3:00-5:00 pmOrchestra

Allegro Strings Faculty

Lauren Rausch, director
Yoon-Mee Chong, assistant director, violin
Janet Melnicoff-Brown
Rachele Sills, violin
Yoshi Horiguchi, cello
Jaclyn Dorr, violin/biola, bucket band teacher
Alicia Ward, cello
Bai-Chi Chen, cello
Maria Broom, dance teacher
Stacy Bentley, art teacher



Registration/Application for Allegro Strings is a two-step process:

1. Complete online application.

2. Once your application is received, a reminder email will be sent to inform students to also register in SIS online and pay for the program beginning April 1. Please note that a completed online application does not guarantee a place in Allegro Strings, until full payment is received (on or after April 1). 

If assistance is needed to register online, please call 667-208-6640.

Application deadline: June 1, 2017 (applications/registrations received after deadline will automatically be charged the after deadline tuition rate). Early registration is encouraged to guarantee a space. Late applicants will only be considered dependent upon space availability).

Direct inquiries to
Sherry Berlow, 667-208-6640

Refund Policy

In the event the program is full or canceled, students will receive a full refund.

Download a copy of the Summer Strings 2017 brochure here.


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