About Summer Camps

Become a Better Musician in One Fun Week

At Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra summer camp, you’ll meet lots of other musicians who are just like you: serious about music—but not serious all the time! You’ll study your instrument with professional musicians, learn cool new musical facts and skills, prepare a great last-day concert—and have tons of fun along the way.

Rehearse in an orchestra, play in a small ensemble with your own professional coach, get specialized instruction for your instrument, and enjoy a fun music workshop to help you improve your musical skills and understanding, such as drumming, ukulele, or sight reading. We’ll provide a morning snack; you bring lunch!

Details on our 2019 camps and registration information will be available Spring 2019.

After-Hours Care

Extended morning and afternoon care will be available at all of our summer camps from 8:00 am and until 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, for an additional fee of $16 per hour per student. You may sign up for any number of hours on any day or days of your child’s week at camp (except Friday afternoon).

Summer Camp Sessions

Summer Strings, July 8-12 2019 (For Cadet level or Suzuki students)

For strings at the level of Cadet String Orchestra or for Suzuki students. Musicians must have played their string instrument for at least one school year and be entering grade 1–7 next fall. This camp is a good fit for students at the level of our Cadet String Orchestra and for Suzuki students ready to begin reading music.

Summer Symphony, July 15-19 2019 (For Debut or Premiere)

For strings, woodwinds, brass & percussion at the level of Debut String Orchestra or Premiere Orchestra. Musicians must have played in an orchestra or band for at least one school year and be able to read music.

Summer Music Institute, July 22-16 2019 (Sinfonia, Philharmonia, Youth Symphony)

An intensive experience for advanced strings, woodwinds, brass & percussion. Most musicians will be entering grade 9–12 next fall. Solid sight reading skills are required.This camp is a good fit for students at the level of our Sinfonia, Philharmonia, or Youth Symphony orchestras.


Instructions for registration are included on each camp page. Our camps expand to fit the number of students enrolled, so there’s no need to rush to “save a spot.” You may make your other summer plans and ensure that BYSO camp is right for you before registering.


Refund of tuition minus $50 handling fee for withdrawal before July 1. No refunds after July 1.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Tuition assistance is available for all camps.  All tuition assistance is based on proven financial need.


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