Camps and Conferences

Junior String Academy

The String Academy faculty believes learning music via a string instrument is stimulating, rewarding, and creative. It requires the use of both hemispheres of the brain, which encourages problem solving and spatial reasoning. With effective teaching and consistent home practice, children get a sense of accomplishment that makes them feel positive about learning in general. Most importantly, children will experience the beauty and emotion of music. Instruction for the String Academy is based on the philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, Paul Rolland and Ivan Galamian.  String Academy is available to Pre-K to grade 12.

2021 - 2022 Dates: 

  • Fall: September 7 - December 23, 2021
  • Spring: January 2 - May 15, 2022

Limited to the first 20 registrants.

Register Online

Fall Academy | Click To Register!

Registrations accepted online until noon on 10/29/21 fall; TBA for spring.

Contact Leanne League if you have missed the deadline and would like to be considered for late registrations with prorated tuition.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration.  Please have the answers prior to registering:

  • Registrant name; Address, phone, email; School; Birth Date; Gender identity; Race/ethnicity (optional); Health insurance; Emergency contacts information; Allergies and medication; Limitations or restrictions
  • Instrument; Grade; Previous Years of Private Lessons (if applicable); Years of experience; Grade; How did you hear about this event; Accommodations/comments


  • Bass
  • Cello 
  • Viola
  • Violin

We do NOT accept day of registrations. 

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from,, and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Fees for Fall and Spring

  • First child - $420
  • Second child, same family - $378 each ($798 total cost for two)
  • Third child or more, same family - $210 each ($1008 total cost for three)

Allegro Strings: Are violin students in pre-k through grade 2.  Parents are required to attend lessons.  The curriculum uses materials from Bonnie Greene and Suzuki Book 1.

The teacher will schedule:

  • Fall: Twelve 30-minute individual lessons with six additional group lessons or play-outs.
  • Spring: Twelve 30-minute individual lessons with six additional group lessons or play-outs.

Schedules of lessons TBA.

Vivace Strings: Are violin, viola, cello or bass students grade 3 - 12.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend lessons.  The curriculm includes etude, scales, Suzuki repertoire, and supplemental pieces.

The teacher will schedule:

  • Fall: Twelve 45-minute individual lessons.
  • Spring: Twelve 45-minute individual lessons.

In addition, parents are asked to monitor and supervise home practice sessions for both Allegro Strings and Vivace Strings.

Note: Upon receipt of your registration, the Coordinator will contact you to set up private lesson times.  Prorated lesson costs due to late registration must be approved by the director.

No refunds are available for this event unless a participant needs to cancel because of COVID illness.  A full refund will be given due to COVID illness.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Multiple students from the same family discount:

  • Second child, same family - $378 each ($798 total cost for two)
  • Third child or more, same family - $210 each ($1008 total cost for three)

School Orchestra Enrollment

Once students reach the grade level of the orchestra program at their school, they must also enroll in the school orchestra. If a student is not a member of the school orchestra, she/he will not be allowed to continue in the UW-Whitewater String Academy.   Should a school not provide an orchestra program, then the student may enroll in the UW-Whitewater String Academy.

Missed Lesson

A two-day notice must be given to the teacher if a lesson must be missed.  The lesson will then be rescheduled within a week as agreed upon by both teacher and student.  If a lesson is missed without prior notice, the lesson may not be rescheduled.  We encourage lessons to be made-up immediately so as to maintain a positive learning process.  Because of this, lessons cannot be made-up at the end of the semester.  Large group lessons cannot be made-up.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant's name and event session.

Arrival Information

Check In

Check-in TBA .  Remember to practice social distrancing while waiting for staff.  Staff will greet all registrants and ask them the three COVID-19 survey questions listed in the  COVID-19 Information frequently asked questions.  Parents can wait in their car or return when registrant's session is over.  Face coverings will be required upon entering, exiting the building, using the rest room, or waiting for classes to take place.  Due to the mask mandate all participants will need to participate with masks on. Staff will have the discretion to allow masks to be removed and special care will be taken to ensure registrants get breaks when needed, and maintain the utmost safety during their practices.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring

  • Face covering
  • Instrument
  • Water bottle

Meet the Staff

Leanne League

Leanne League
String Academy Director; String Camp

Susan Chandler

Susan Chandler
String Academy Director & Young Honors; String Camp

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