Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Camp Festival Amadeus hosts free concerts

| July 10, 2024 1:00 AM

North Valley Music School hosts Camp Festival Amadeus, a chamber orchestra music camp for intermediate to advanced string students entering seventh through 12th grades. 

To celebrate the work accomplished at this week-long camp, North Valley Music School hosts free public concerts to showcase the talented attendees and their instructors.

This year, NVMS saw a record number of campers and they are excited to share their polished pieces.

Camp Festival Amadeus Free Concerts at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center:

Wednesday, July 10 @ 7 pm: Faculty Concert

Thursday, July 11 @ noon: Student Concert

This year’s faculty includes Summer Boggess, Griffin Browne, Michael Certalic, Laura Dalbey, Ryan Davis, Ali and Sara Schultz-Levesque. Jenanne Solberg is the Camp Festival Amadeus artistic director and Deidre Corson is the camp director.

Established in 2008, Camp Festival Amadeus matches high-quality instruction from experienced musicians with youth violin, viola, cello, and bass students from across the state and the country. 

Historically, the camp has been held simultaneously and in conjunction with the Glacier Symphony’s Festival Amadeus. This year, it will be held during Symphony Night at Rebecca Farm. Camp faculty is composed of Glacier Symphony musicians. Each day, campers participate in orchestra sessions, small ensembles, sectionals, and elective classes.  

Campers attend workshops and interactive presentations and there are opportunities for additional private lessons. Fun camp activities include a student recital, a Whitefish Lake picnic outing, Whitefish Farmers Market performances and a final activity such as rafting or water slides. The camp culminates with the free student concert.

To make this life-changing week possible, Camp Festival Amadeus relies heavily on sponsorships, donations and volunteers. To donate visit