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Williamson Music 1st presents:

String Camp

"Rock, Strings, and Soul" Summer Symposium

Study Rock, Pop, Blues and Improv!

Summer String camp: June 25 - June 29

A modern string camp by Violin artist Bridgid Bibbens and Cellist Tony Rogers with Special guest artist Alex DePue.

4 specific days with a new topic each day. Students will explore topics like Rock, Jazz, Blues, Improv and extended string techniques. Student register for the 4 days session (Tuesday - Friday). Individual day registration might be available at a later time

A special 1 day session is available for School Music Directors and Private Teachers.

Watch Guest Artist Alex DePue in action:

  • Monday June 25:

    A day for Music Directors and Private Teachers
  • Tuesday June 26:

    Student Day 1: Topic TBA
  • Wednesday June 27:

    Student Day 2: Topic TBA
  • Thursday June 28:

    Student Day 3: Topic TBA
  • Friday June 29:

    Student Day 4: Topic TBA

Proposed Daily schedule:

  • 9:00am - Music Theory

    Reading Lead Sheets, Improv, Solo Techniques.
  • 10:00am - Topic/Concept of the Day

    We will discuss the concept of the day and work on related techniques and styles.
  • 12:00pm - Lunch Break

    Bring your own Lunch and take a break before the afternoon session.
  • 1:00pm - Small Groups

    Students break into small ensembles to reinforce concept/topic of the day.
  • 3:00pm - Ensemble Rehearsal

    Rehearse the Tune of the day in preparation for the concert
  • 4:00pm - End of day

Pricing for the 4 day Camp:

  • Register & Pay by May 30th:  $325.00;  after May 30th $375

  • Williamson loyalty customers Registered & paid by May 30th:  $275.00;  after May 30th:   $325,00

  • Single days may be available after June 15th at $100.00 per day.

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About the Artists:

Bridgid Bibbens - Director

Bridgid Bibbens is one of the most sought-after and recognizable electric and acoustic violinists in the US. Exceptionally proficient across all genres, her strict classical training is evident in everything she does. She has performed with major artists in the rock, pop and jazz worlds, including Christina Aguilera, Mary J Blige, Jay-Z, Robin Thicke, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Johnny Colt (the Black Crowes), Josh Groban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Frank Sinatra, Jr. Television appearances include NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and a special broadcast for New York City’s PBS affiliate. She’s also performed with Mark Wood and the Mark Wood Experience on numerous occasions, including a video for PBS and performances at the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 NAMM shows in Anaheim, CA. She’s played to sold-out audiences in major venues throughout the US, including the famed Madison Square Garden. Other performance venues include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of History, the Oak Room and Terrace Room at New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Marriott Marquis, Washington’s historic Willard Hotel, Palm Beach’s exclusive Breakers Resort, and Austin’s legendary blues club Antone’s.

Alex DePue - Guest Artist

Alex DePue began studying classical violin at age five. He won his first university-level competition at age 10, soloing with the Bowling Green State University Symphony Orchestra, and later (age 14) won a competition which entitled him a performance at NYC's Carnegie Hall, where he served as concertmaster under the direction of Joseph Silverstein for the National Guild Youth Symphony Orchestra. He continues to appear as guest soloist with orchestras at festivals worldwide. From 2007 - 2010, Mr. DePue joined legendary rock guitarist, Steve Vai, for a world tour that took him across North America, South America and Europe. Alex then teamed up with Mexican guitarist, Miguel De Hoyos.

With a background in classical violin, the ability to turn on a dime towards bluegrass fiddling, jazz, rock, and/or any improvisational style available to the instrument

"Alex DePue is described as one of the leading improv violinists of his generation, with legendary prowess in bluegrass, rock, classical, and jazz/blues..."

Kansas City Tribune

Tony Rogers - Cello

Tony Rogers is a cellist, educator, performer, arranger and composer. He performs regularly with The Austin Piazzolla Quintet, The Waterloo Trio, Jenifer Jackson, the multi-genre group Strings Attached, performs weddings on weekends, and onstage with symphonies, playing 70 public performances per year, teaches a few hundred lessons and directs the Austin Cello Choir every week on Tuesday evenings for cellists of all levels. In his spare time he organizes chamber reading sessions.

More about Tony