String Festival at Baylor University


String Festival @ Baylor University

June 4-10, 2023


Click Here to submit an application for the 2023 Baylor String Festival @ Baylor University


Please prepare your audition materials prior to submitting your application and have the audition video links ready to enter on the application form.


The application deadline has been extended to May 5. Spots are available on a first come first served basis, and we expect this camp to fill quickly!

SF@BU Information


The String Festival @ Baylor University is a transformative festival for serious string players who want to grow in their musical and technical abilities alongside committed and passionate teachers.


SF@BU will offer the following:

  • Daily technique classes
  • Studio classes (an opportunity to perform and receive feedback from festival faculty)
  • Chamber music coachings
  • Presentations on a series of topics vital for all string musicians
  • Directed practice sessions
  • Evening faculty recitals
  • The opportunity to experience university living and explore Baylor University
  • Performing on the grand finale student chamber concert


Students will be housed in regular Baylor dormitories. Roommates will be assigned unless specific roommate requests are made. Although we cannot guarantee that each camper will be roomed with the individual he/she requests, we do our best to honor all roommate requests. Dormitory rooms accommodate two students. We won't know which dormitory the camp will be using until May. While in the dormitories, all camp students will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in university dining halls and will begin with dinner on Sunday, June 4 and end with breakfast on Saturday, June 10.


The cost of the seven-day camp is $615.00 which includes tuition, dormitory, meals, and activities. Commuter students may elect not to stay in the dorm and pay $445.00 which includes tuition, lunch, and camp activities. Commuter students may purchase breakfast and dinner for the week for an additional $75.


Camp enrollment is limited to 50 students and students will be accepted after submitting a short audition video.  More information about the audition video will follow. 


The festival is open to violin, viola, cello, and double bass students who will enter grades 9-12. All applicants must submit short audition video materials for acceptance. 

Audition Material

  • Two pieces, movements, or excerpts of your choice of contrasting style.
  • Total length: at least 8 minutes
  • Please provide two separate video links (i.e. Youtube, Vimeo, DropBox, or any other link) that is accessible without a password


Eka Gogichashvili, Violin

Patricia Shih, violin

Kathryn Steely, Viola

Philip Borter, Cello

Sandor Ostlund, Double Bass 

Come and join us this summer!