Music for All Summer Symposium offers string students an exciting experience, learning from award-winning faculty and Internationally-recognized artists. Students develop skills and musicianship working in diverse styles, from classical and jazz to pop and world music. The hands-on curriculum uniquely integrates collaborative learning side-by-side with world-class performers featuring Time for Three during both master class jam sessions and on-stage concert performances!

Christian Howes 2016 Artist-in-Residence Yamaha Performing Artist

Jazz violinist, educator, and producer Christian Howes brings jazz and improv to the MFA Orchestra Division. One of the world’s most respected jazz violinists, Christian studied classically from the age of five, performing as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at age 16 and receiving his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The Ohio State University. In 2013, he was voted among the top three violinists in JazzTimes’ Expanded Critics Poll and ranked as the #1 “Rising Star” violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll. He regularly tours throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. Learn more at christianhowes.com.

Performance Attire

Concert Black
Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
Boys: dark suit, white shirt, tie, black socks and black shoes.

June 26 - July 1, 2017

Leadership Weekend June 24-25

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Orchestra Faculty

Douglas Droste

Symposium Orchestra Coordinator
Director of Orchestras, Ball State University
Artistic Director, Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Christian Howes

Yamaha Performing Artist

Time for Three

Master Class and In Concert

Nicole DeGuire

Fishers High School

Doug Elmore

Floyd Central H.S., IN
Highland Mills M.S., IN


Andre Gaskins

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Paula Krupiczewicz

North Cobb H.S., GA

Katrin Meidell

Ball State University

Joel Powell

Carmel High School

Photos from Orchestra at America’s Camp

What are students saying about Orchestra at America’s Camp?

Because of the concerts & sessions with the stunning Christian Howes, I was completely blown away!

In case anyone was wondering, I loved every bit of it and I’m coming again next year!

This was an amazing camp! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this wonderful experience!

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