Chamber Music Summer Camp

Featuring Quartet Sabaku

The West Valley Youth Orchestra will host a Chamber Music Summer Camp with Quartet Sabaku for students ages 10 - 19 from June 5 to June 9, 2017. (Students younger than 10 will need special permission to attend.) The location is Trinity Lutheran Church, 830 E Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. The camp runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. The members of the professional string quartet, Quartet Sabaku, will coach the students. There will be a public performance on Friday, June 9 at 4:30 pm. This concert will showcase the camp ensembles, orchestra, and Quartet Sabaku. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Children under 10 are free.

Students will need to bring a music stand, pencil, metronome/tuner and a sack lunch each day. Call Claire Gordon at 602-826-9453 for additional information.

Audition Requirements for Chamber Music Camp


  • Major and Minor scales: 2 or 3 octaves up to 3 sharps and 3 flats with accurate intonation
  • Prepared solo: Student's choice, two minutes long (the equivalent of Suzuki Book 2 level, or above)
  • Sight reading: Short orchestral excerpt.
  • There will be a short theory assessment at the audition

Important Dates


  • Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017 ($25 discount if registration is received by May 1)

  • Audition Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W Indian School Rd., Goodyear AZ 85395

  • Camp Dates: June 5 - 9, 2017