Summer Orchestra and Piano Camp

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General Information

The McDaniel College Orchestra and Piano Studies Camp will be held from Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16, 2016. Students entering grades 7-12 are eligible to register for the camp. Tuition for commuting students with the meal plan is $625.00 (this includes lunch and dinner from Sunday evening through Friday night); tuition for camp residents is $775.00 (room and all meals). Family Discount: We offer a family discount of $50.00 off the tuition fee for a second family member who wishes to attend the camp.


A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is due by June 15, 2016 in order to hold a place for you in the camp. The balance will be due by June 30, 2016. Please make note of these dates. Make all checks payable to: McDaniel College

Application and Required Medical Forms

All inquiries and questions should be directed to Linda Kirkpatrick via email or by phone at 410-857-2550.


Students will be housed in the Garden Apartments on campus. Three to four students will be assigned to each apartment. If you have a roommate preference, please indicate so on the application.


Auditions will occur after campers have checked in on Sunday, July 10, 2016 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for resident campers. Commuters will audition after check-in between 4:00 and 4:40 p.m.

All string players should bring their instrument, mute, rosin and a wire/metal music stand to camp. Please prepare two contrasting selections for your seating audition, and be prepared to play several major scales that demonstrate your level of training (2 and 3 octave scales, when possible). Pianists: please prepare two contrasting selections for your audition, which will be held in Levine Hall Room 101, also known as the Recital Hall.

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time and auditions will be between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for resident campers. Commuters will check in and audition between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Check out will be Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., before the final concert, which is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in WMC Alumni Hall on July 16, 2016. 

Final Concerts

Piano Studies - Friday July 15 at 7:00pm in Levine Hall.

String Orchestra - Saturday July 16 at 10:30am in WMC Alumni Hall.

Scholarship Information

*Please read all of the information below if applying for a scholarship.

ANY APPLICANT THAT IS APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP MUST SUBMIT THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION, $100.00 deposit, and a copy of the program dated for this year (2016 for orchestra, 2015 for Piano Guild) in one envelope, indicating the student's participation in an All-County, All-Shore, All-State Orchestra or Piano Guild Auditions. Students who have participated in one of these venues will automatically receive a scholarship. There is a limit of one scholarship per student; i.e., if you participated in both county and state orchestra, you will receive the higher amount of financial assistance. Do not send the program separately; students will not be considered for a scholarship if the program arrives separately.

ALL-COUNTY/SHORE ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIPS – $75.00 each; student has to have participated in his/her respective All-County Orchestra during this year (2016).  Please provide proof (photocopy of a program). If this is not provided, the student will not be considered for a scholarship.

ALL-STATE ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIPS – $100.00 each; student has to have participated in his/her respective All-State Orchestra during this year (2016). Please provide proof (photocopy of a program). If this is not provided, the student will not be considered for a scholarship.

PIANO GUILD PARTICIPANT SCHOLARSHIPS – $75.00 each; student must present their certificate of participation in the 2015 audition for his/her local National Guild of Piano Teachers . Please provide proof (photocopy of certificate). If this is not provided, the student will not be considered for a scholarship.


The following is a sample of the usual schedule for a camper. Commuting students are expected to arrive at camp by 8:45 a.m. They are allowed to leave for the dinner break (2-3 hours), but are expected back in the evening. All evening classes are required. Commuters are also allowed to swim in the evening.

Typical Daily Schedule*

10:15 - 11:45
10:45 - 11:45
12:00 - 12:50 LUNCH
4:00 - 7:00 BREAK & DINNER
FRIDAY EVENING: FINAL PIANO/CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT @ 7:00pm in Levine Recital Hall FOR PIANO CAMP PARTICIPANTS & selected orchestra camp members.
9:30 - 10:30 SWIMMING on Sunday, Thursday and Friday,

* Subject to change

Opening Day Schedule

Once you have registered, you will have a seating audition. Resident campers may move their gear into their rooms first (DO NOT UNPACK!), and then proceed to the audition area in Hill Hall. After auditioning, campers will return to their apartments to unpack. Parents are free to leave at that point, and campers will have time to practice in their rooms until dinner, which is scheduled for 5:45 that evening. Commuter check-in is from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by seating auditions for string players in Hill Hall.

There will be an orientation session for all campers at 7 p.m. in Levine Hall Room 100. An evening rehearsal will begin at 7:30 for the string orchestra, and piano students will meet in room 101 with Dr. Kreider. All campers will be allowed to swim from 9:30-10:30 p.m. (including commuters). 


David Kreider

David Kreider
David Kreider is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was a scholarship student of Konrad Wolff. After receiving the Master of Music degree from Peabody, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to Vienna, where he studied piano with Hans Kann and Hans Graf. He was also named a finalist in the competition "Schubert and the Twentieth Century." He presented debut recitals in Vienna and London. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Catholic University of America where he was a student of William Masselos. Dr. Kreider has taught at McDaniel College since 1981 where he is Senior Lecturer in Piano. In 1986 he presented a debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. In the summer of 2004, he performed with an orchestra and played a series of solo recital's in a concert tour of Ecuador.

Linda KirkpatrickDr. Linda Kirkpatrick
Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick is Senior Lecturer in music at McDaniel College as an instructor of flute, chamber music, and instrumental conducting, and directs the McDaniel College College Band and the Westminster Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Kirkpatrick (Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance and conducting from University of Maryland) is the founder/administrator of the McDaniel College Summer Music Camp and is Director of the Community Music Program. She has been guest conductor and adjudicator for county, regional, and state band and orchestra festivals in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

James Tung

James Tung
James Tung has performed as a soloist with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, held recitals at Frederick Community College and Shippensburg University. Currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the York Symphony, he is the former Concertmaster of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra. A frequent Chamber Musician at McDaniel College, Mount Saint Mary's University, and Gettysburg College, James Tung also performs with the Annapolis Symphony, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and Maryland Symphony. He attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. He is currently an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary's University. His students consistently occupy the Concertmaster and Principal 2nd positions in neighboring youth orchestras and summer festivals. In the past 8 years, three of his students have won the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and two have been runners-up.

Alice Tung

Alice Tung
Alice Tung is a member of the Maryland Symphony and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Former Principal Violist and Soloist of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Alice also performs in orchestras throughout northeast region including Virginia's Alexandria and Fairfax Symphony Orchestras. She received her Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She is on faculty at McDaniel College, Carroll Community College, and former faculty at Frederick Community College. Her students have won multiple scholarships and have gone onto pursue music degrees including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Scotland.

Cindy Rosenberg

Cindy Rosenberg
Cindy Rosenberg studied with Tanya Remenikova at the University of Minnesota, and at the Juilliard School of Music with Lorne Munroe. Following her passion for playing jazz, she took workshops and lessons with the Turtle Island String Quartet, John Blake, Matt Glaser and David Kane.

Since moving to Maryland in the early 1990's, Cindy has been an active orchestral, theatre and chamber musician, playing with groups such as the National Philharmonic, Washington Shakespeare Theatre, Harrisburg Symphony and Annapolis Symphony, among many others.

She is the contractor of orchestras for several local choirs, including the renowned Morgan State Choir, as well as many weddings, club dates and events.

Her trio Mosaic develops and performs school shows tying together music and academics. She maintains a private teaching studio in her home in Eldersburg.