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It is with deep regret that we must inform all participants and families that next week's camp is cancelled. A recent Texas State music camp was forced to close early due to a Covid outbreak and we are concerned for the health and safety of our string camp community. This was a heart breaking decision to make and one that we do not make lightly.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We know this is a major disappointment and disruption. String Camp is a highlight of our year and we are all very saddened by this turn of events.


Applications  must be accompanied by a $150.00 non-refundable and non transferable deposit and completed medical and general release forms. Note: The $150.00 deposit will be applied to the total cost of the camp. Camp tuition is non-refundable.


Tuition for resident (overnight) campers attending the Texas State University String Camp is $680.00 which includes six nights in a Texas State residence hall, meals and activities. Commuter (day campers) students may elect not to stay in the residence hall and pay $430.00, which includes tuition, lunch and all camp activities.


Students will be housed in Texas State residence halls and will eat in university dining halls. Roommates will be assigned unless roommate requests are received in advance with the registration packet. Although we cannot guarantee that each camper will be placed with the individual(s) he/she requests, we do our best to honor all roommate requests. Most rooms accommodate two students. We won't know which dormitory the camp will be using until May. While in the residence halls, all camp students will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. Meals begin with dinner on Sunday, June 19th and end with lunch on Saturday, June 25th, 2022.

The Texas State University String Camp is committed to offering a safe and healthy experience while being here in San Marcos.


We are thrilled to be back making music in person! The TSUSC is committed to keeping our participants, faculty, counselors and staff safe and healthy. We are currently taking the actions listed below to ensure the safety of our program.

As per instructions from Texas State University administration, our camp rules/safety protocols reflect the current state of affairs as communicated in the Texas State University Roadmap or, as we experienced recently, emails from the president, Dr. Denise M. Trauth, or our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Emilio Carranco (emailed from the VPSA office).  

Currently, as per the Texas Governor’s latest order, we can suggest that campers wear high quality masks, get vaccinated, and get tested but we cannot require these of all students.

  • Students who are housed in Texas State University residence halls may be asked to take COVID-19 tests prior to move-in. We will keep you updated on this as the June start date approaches.
  • Encouraging the use of masks or facial coverings indoors while in rehearsals and elective classes. 
  • Emphasizing thorough hand-washing throughout the day across our campus and modifying meal procedures to increase sanitization before and after each meal.
  • If a camper contracts Covid-19 while at camp will be sent home as soon as possible. Campers cannot quarantine or be placed in isolation in campus housing. 



Each student will audition for placement in the ensembles for the camp. Please prepare one selection of your choice (preferably a solo piece for your instrument, a challenging etude, or excerpt from an orchestral piece) and a major scale for your audition. You will also be asked to sight-read a short excerpt.