Medora Music Camp

August 13-17, 2023

Strings and Pianists

Ages 13-24 years old with consideration on a case-by-case basis outside these parameters

The Medora Music Camp provides a diverse offering of four days of classical music training, performance building, master classes, and concerts. Guest artists and prominent college faculty will perform and provide invaluable instruction to participating students in the heart of Medora!

Strings & Piano

Lodging and Tuition $500

Tuition Only

Audition REquirements

Students should submit two solo pieces of contrasting style from appropriate literature that showcases the student’s best playing ability.

Priority deadline: May 1st, 2023. Applications remain open until enrollment spots are filled.  

Once you submit your audition, please check for our confirmation email.  Once applications are confirmed, please allow 10 days for the decision of acceptance. If accepted you will receive an email and a promo code to register for the Medora Summer Music Camp.

Strings Camp Schedule

7:00 | Breakfast 

8:30 | String Orchestra Rehearsal

10:00 | Strings Practice time 

10:30 | String Masterclass

11:45 | Lunch

1:00 | Music Fundamentals 

2:00 | String Orchestra Rehearsal  

4:00 | Strings Practice/Lessons 

5:30 | Dinner 

7:00 | String Orchestra Sectionals 

8:30 | Free Time, Practice & Evening Activities 

Pianist Camp Schedule

7:00 | Breakfast 

8:30 | Piano Practice time 

10:00 |  Piano Masterclass  

11:45 | Lunch

1:00 | Music Fundamentals 

2:00 | Piano Practice time 

3:30 | Piano Masterclass  

5:30 | Dinner 

7:00 | Piano Seminar 

8:30 | Free Time, Practice & Evening Activities 


Simona Barbu

Burgum Endowed Chair, Associate Professor and  Graduate Director of Music at the University of North Dakota

An astounding international cellist, Simona Barbu began her musical studies at age seven and gained public attention as a member of the leading string quartet of the Conservatory of Timisoara in her native Romania, where she made her solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the conservatory’s symphonic orchestra. Ever since, she has traveled to Asia, South American, Europe, and the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and orchestra musician.

Nariaki Sugiura

Associate Professor of  Piano and Music

at the University of North Dakota

International concert artist Nariaki Sugiura has performed solo recitals and concerto engagements in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia at prestigious concert halls. His arrangements for chamber ensembles and piano ensembles have been frequently performed.

A devoted teacher, Sugiura has become of the leading piano pedagogues of his generation giving piano master classes around the world.

Registration Includes

* Registration Fees are due on or before June 1st after acceptance notification to save your spot. 

Lodging Details

Lodging includes accommodations in an Elkhorn Quarters family room with 3 campers.

Parents and Families

Families are invited to join their students in Medora. Student registration includes:

The Medora Music Camp is brought to you in part by the

Tim and Becky O’Keefe Endowment Fund.

Sustaining Arts In Medora For Generations