Summer Music Camp

June 22-26

Please read this page carefully as it contains logistics on location, required materials, and other important information.

The third annual Paducah Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp features large and small ensemble group training for upcoming 4th – 12th grade students. The last day of camp will feature a Summer Showcase Performance for friends and family of participants.

Instruction will include:

Beginning Strings
Middle School Strings
High School Strings
American Fiddler Exploration (New this year to camp)
Elementary School Vocal/Choral
Middle School Vocal/Choral
High School Vocal/Choral
Middle/High School Wind Ensemble
High School Jazz Ensemble
Group Piano (non-beginner)


Early Bird – Deadline April 30 $125
After April 30 $175

Application for Scholarship deadline is April 30, 2015. This is a separate application, which can be found here. Notification of receipt of scholarship will be made to participant by May 30, 2015.

Upon registration, all participants are required to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit. At this point the participant can decide to  apply for a scholarship or pay the rest of the tuition; by April 30 for early bird registration pricing and no later than May 30 for full regular tuition. Under outstanding circumstances one may call the office at 270.444.0065 to discuss non-payment of deposit.  

Reimbursement policy.  Upon dated written notification from the parent that the student will not be attending the Camp, the following will apply:

  • Received by the PSO Office by May 1 – partial reimbursement of 75% of fees
  • Received by the PSO Office by May 15 – partial reimbursement of 50% of fees
  • Received after May 30no reimbursement of tuition fees are allowable

Program Specific Information:


  • Beginning Strings (rising 4th & 5th grade)  – participant has little to no experience with violin or other string instrument
  • Middle School strings: participant must indicate a specific instrument. Participants in this level are required to have  a minimum of one(1) year of instruction on particular instrument. Must bring own instrument.
  • High School Strings: participant must indicate specific instrument.  Must bring own instrument


  • Elementary (rising 4th & 5th grade)
  • Middle School (rising 6th-8th grade)
  • High School (rising 9th – 12th grade) Only High School students must indicated their vocal designation. (SATB)

Instrumental: Must bring own instrument.

  • High School students may choose either wind ensemble or jazz ensemble; in addition entry into the orchestra may be available to those who indicate this prefer
  • All middle school students will be placed into the wind ensemble track.


  • Half day program for middle & high school students
  • Must have at least 1 year of instruction
  • Must choose a second program/discipline to complete the full day


  • Half day program for middle & high school students
  • Must have at least 1 year of instruction
  • Must choose a second program/discipline to complete the full day


  • Must bring own snare and bell kit

 Middle & High School students who choose the Vocal/Choral, Wind Ensemble, Percussion or String programs may choose to split the day between that and another instrument. (May choose from piano, guitar, percussion, choral, wind ensemble, or strings)