Philharmonic to host summer camps

Philharmonic to host summer camps

The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will host its annual summer music camp this June.


The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will host its annual summer music camp this June and has expanded to two locations.

Camp June 7-10 will be held at Walsh University in North Canton and includes percussion and strings. Camp June 14-17 is at Dover High School and will include percussion, strings and children’s chorus. Registration forms are now being accepted for all programs.

Mary Cooper, cellist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, coordinates the string camp held from 9 a.m. to noon at both locations. The program is open to all string players through 12th grade and will be divided into three groups: a beginning orchestra for students who have beginning music reading skills, an intermediate orchestra for those students with at least two years of experience, and an advanced orchestra for those students who have good reading skills and who want to be challenged to play more advanced repertoire.

The percussion camp, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. at both locations, is specifically designed for percussionists grade 6-12. Led by Joan Wenzel and Thomas Roblee, both percussion specialists and performers with the Philharmonic, students will explore classical and world percussion through group lessons and ensemble experiences.

Children’s chorus camp is open to children age 7-14, and experience is preferred but not required. This camp will be held at the DHS location June 14-17 from 1-4 p.m. and is directed by Laura Barkett, the director of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children’s Chorus. Students participating in chorus camp will experience a week of exploring various genres of choral and vocal music, reviewing and learning basic music theory, and focusing on the importance of the choral ensemble.

The week will culminate in a virtual concert on stage at DHS, with all groups performing. The concert will be recorded so all friends and family may enjoy what their student learned through the week and share it with others.

The cost of the four-day event is $105, and the deadline for registering is May 1. Parents who register their students by April 15 will receive a $10 discount. Register online at

Parents interested in enrolling their young musicians also may call Clare Cannizzaro, executive director, at 330-308-6447.

This annual youth program is sponsored by Fortnightly Music Club, ProVia, James and Linda Angel Rice, the Wagner family, The Culpepper Foundation, and the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

If you would like to contribute to the Philharmonic’s educational programs or sponsor a scholarship for students with financial needs, email Cannizzaro at

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