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, a rock/classical crossover group. Currently in its 10th year, Cello Fury Rock Camp provides young string players a musical experience beyond the traditional, classical style of playing. Each day, campers play in a rock orchestra, practice with their own rock bands, and participate in masterclasses. Special workshops take place daily, which in past years have included music composition, songwriting, world music, improvisation, world drumming, steelpan, fitness for musicians, music photography, martial arts, music promotion, screen printing, and more! A performance by the campers will take place on the final day of camp for parents and friends to attend. Camp is open to string students of all levels aged 7 to 12 (Junior Rock Camp) and 12 to 16 (Senior Rock Camp).
June 25-29, 2018 in Greentree (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 7-12)
July 9-13, 2018 in Greentree (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 12-16)
July 23-27, 2018 in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 12-16)
August 6-10, 2018 in Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), PA (ages 7-12)
Click the link above to download the camp brochure.
Outreach Concerts, In-School Assemblies, and Residencies
In addition to an active performance and touring schedule, the band focuses on inspiring young musicians and giving back to the community. Each year, Cello Fury performs for thousands of young people throughout the mid-Atlantic states.
Cello Fury is proud to partner with Artivate in Maryland, Washington DC and northern Virginia as well as Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania in New Jersey and Eastern PA. Cello Fury also offers string workshops, masterclasses, improvisation seminars and a side-by-side Orchestral Program.
In the 2013-2014 school year, Cello Fury reached approximately 15,000 children through 60 outreach concerts, and in 2015-2016, 20,000 children across six states. Each summer, Cello Fury leads four weeks of an alternative strings camps for aspiring musicians. In 2017, there were 100 participants ranging in age from 7 to 18. Cello Fury has also worked with hundreds of students through the Pittsburgh Public School's “Summer Dreamers” camp.
Please send the band a message via the contact form to inquire about music outreach programming.