SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP | Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, West Windsor NJ


Week #1: July 8-12, 2024, 9am – Noon (STRINGS & WOODWINDS)
Friday July 12th, 11am Recital for family & friends

Week #2: July 15-19, 2024, 9am – Noon (STRINGS & SAXOPHONES)
Friday July 19th, 11am Recital for family & friends

• Cost: $250 for one week (either week) OR $450 for BOTH weeks (strings only)

• Camp is open to both YOCJ and Non-YOCJ students.

• Non-YOCJ students who are accepted into the camp, are eligible to bypass New Student Auditions for the 2024-25 season upon successful completion of the camp, with the approval of the conductors.

• This program was made possible, in part, through the support of Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP), an international service organization supporting chamber music for pleasure.

Saxophone Division | Week #2
The saxophone division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for Week 2 only. This is an intensive study into the world of the saxophone quartet and other small combinations for saxophones.  Taught by Dr. Jordan Smith, students will be provided opportunities to perform on saxophones they might normally not perform on, learn engaging and historic saxophone quartet music, and also learn advanced solo techniques, historical background of the saxophone, daily masterclasses, and more! Performance groups will be split by age so all repertoire will be at the appropriate level.  At the end of the week, a performance will be given showcasing the students.

String Division | Week #1 & 2
The string division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for both weeks. Strings students can participate in either week or BOTH weeks. New repertoire will be offered each week. String students must be at least 9 years old at the time of the summer camp. Recently graduated seniors, class of 2024, may also participate. String coaches will include YOCJ’s Artistic Director and violinist Mr. Phillip Pugh, former Symphonic Director and cellist Mr. John Enz, and violist Ms. Beth Meyers from the Princeton Symphony Orchestra! Both weeks will culminate in a performance in the sanctuary of Prince of Peace Church, featuring all the chamber ensembles.

Woodwind Division | Week #1
The woodwind division of the Summer Chamber Music Camp will run for Week 1 only, for students in grades 9-12 for the 2024-2025 school year. Recently graduated seniors, Class of 2024, may also participate. Students who play flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, or bass clarinet, will have a unique opportunity to play in smaller groups, including duos, trios, and quartets. Chamber music provides musicians with the unique opportunity to hear themselves as solo voices in more intimate settings. Students will have the opportunity to choose from music for duos, trios, and quartets.  Students who have pre-existing chamber groups may join together.  Winds coaches will include YOCJ’s Wind Symphony and Woodwind Choir Conductor Mr. Scott Collins, and other YOCJ staff! The winds chamber groups will participate in a culminating performance in the sanctuary of Prince of Peace Church, featuring all the chamber ensembles.

How do I register for the YOCJ Summer Chamber Camp?
• Registration includes uploading a 1 minute video of a solo, which should at least be at the same level as our Audition Requirements.
• YOCJ students can register AND pay immediately.
• Non-YOCJ students should register and WAIT for an acceptance confirmation email BEFORE paying.
• Prefer to pay with a check? Just email ASAP for more information.

Step #1Registration Google Form: Click HERE to register AND submit your video sample!

Step #2Submit either your $250 OR $450 fee, via the secure PayPal link for the Summer Chamber Camp. (YOCJ students do immediately. Non-YOCJ students wait for approval first.)

ONE Week Option | Choose which week:

Name of Student & Grade:


TWO Weeks–Student Name/Grade:


Summer Chamber Camp Deadline: June 15, 2024

*Full refunds (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee) are available up until June 9th
*June 10-16: 75% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 17-23: 50% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*June 24-30: 25% refund available (less a $50 non-refundable administrative fee)
*July 1st and on: all fees are non-refundable

BRAVO 2023 Campers!

Enjoy the photos below and relive the memories!

The 2021, 2022, & 2023 programs were been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.

Enjoy some photos from previous camps!

Summer Band Camp 2022
Summer Chamber Camp Week #1
Summer Chamber Camp Week #2

Here are some photos from the Summer 2021 camps!