Inspire your


to new musical heights! 

Your child’s technique and artistry will soar as they…

• Receive direction and encouragement from renowned master-level Teacher Artists
 • Learn and implement strategies for more effective practicing
 • Receive expert advice for how to succeed at auditions
• Connect and collaborate with musical peers 

The Young Artist program is open to violins in book 8 or beyond, violas in book 6 or beyond, and cellos in book 6 or beyond.

Our Young Artists will study the music of two Black women composers,
Florence Price (
Elfentanz for violin and piano) and Allison Loggins-Hull (Stolen for unaccompanied cello).

 Allison will speak to our Young Artists in the Teen Symposium
and introduce Amy Barston’s performance of her piece Stolen at Amy’s evening recital.

Registration includes:

•  30-minute masterclass with Juilliard’s Amy Barston or Concertmaster Jeff Thayer

• 4 technique classes

• 4 performance classes studying Elfentanz or Stolen,
leading to a video performance

• 4 sessions of StringsPop Arranging

• 4 sessions of Teen Symposium, where they will gain insight into composing, try improvising,
and learn inside tips for winning auditions 

• Special guest speaker, Allison Loggins-Hull, composer of “Stolen” for solo cello

•  Attendance at our inspiring Honors Recitals
(performers chosen by video audition )

• Performance opportunity at our Informal Recitals 

• Admission to our special evening performance, featuring Young Artist cello faculty, Amy Barston

• Participation for parents in our Lunch Bunch Parent Discussions 

• Participation for parents in our evening Parent Talk by teacher trainer and pyschotherapist, Ed Sprunger


Video audition information

Students who are not selected to participate in the Young Artist Program will be registered in our Book 4-8 program,
with the option to add Teen Symposium and StringsPop as enrichment courses.

The week-long experience of learning, playing, and performing with all the kids sharing the same love for music, left a lasting impression. She didn’t want it to end and wished the camp would be her regular school. We pay to come to the camp, in return what she received is immeasurable and will help her for the rest of her life. She spends more time practicing, working on her theory and ear training at the conservatory. She is calm, happy, and grounded. Never once said she was bored. I attribute this all to the fact she has violin in her life. And the camp is integral part of that. So thank you!


What keeps us coming back is the quality of teachers.
JSSI is always well-run, we feel very well supported, and we will definitely attend again, whether in person/virtual.


Keep the musical focus and passion going strong this summer!