Summer Academy String Camp


uOttawa Summer String Academy

Dates: August 12-23, 2019

UOttawa Summer String Academy is an intensive 2-week summer string program for violin, viola, cello and double bass students held on the campus of The University of Ottawa’s School of Music, located in the heart of Ottawa - Canada’s capital city. With a focus on developing musicianship in solo and chamber music, university and advanced high school students are encouraged to audition to work with the internationally recognized University of Ottawa faculty.

Each student will receive multiple lessons and masterclasses each week, as well as daily chamber rehearsals and coachings with their assigned group. Individuals will be placed into quartets but preformed string quartets are also encouraged to apply. Students will prepare for multiple performances through rehearsals and masterclasses with one of our collaborative pianist.  With unlimited access to their own designated practice room, students will have open practice time as well as scheduled chamber rehearsals.  

An optional yoga class and an unscheduled weekend will provide students with a wonderful opportunity to stay balanced and explore the beautiful city of Ottawa.


Our Professors

Yehonatan Berick - Violin
Yosuke Kawasaki - Violin
Jessica Linnebach - Violin

Michael van der Sloot – Viola
Paul Marleyn - Cello
Joel Quarrington – Double Bass

Special Guest - Masao Kawasaki - Violin/Viola

Perez Hall


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Perez Hall - 50 University Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Application Information

Program Dates
August 12-23rd, 2019

Application deadline for all materials
Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled

Application Checklist

  • Application Fee 
  • Application form 
    • Recordings: Three (3) video recordings must be submitted separately; a movement from a concerto, and two contrasting movements of Bach.
    • Uploaded to YouTube as an UNLISTED video, copy and pasting the link into the Application Form. Submit each movement as a separate recording. Please clearly label each YouTube upload with your name, instrument and piece recorded.
    • Student Resume: .pdf files only



Application fee: $65 CDN

Tuition: $770 CDN

Residence: room for 13 nights and 13 dinners: $950 CDN (out-of-town students)



Non-mandatory residence hall services are available for all students aged 18 and over. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian in the residence. Parents can also purchase meal plans.

Facility: Located in the 90 University Residence Hall (90U), accommodations include 2-bedroom suites, each with a kitchenette and a private bathroom. The kitchenette includes a microwave, fridge, kitchen table and two chairs. Bedrooms include a desk, chair, dresser, and double bed. The building includes a laundry room, wi-fi and air-conditioning. Please note that residence hall services does not include utensils, kitchenware, bedding or towels.

Meals: Catered dinners will be provided only for students living at 90U.  However students at 90U are responsible for arranging their own breakfast and lunch options. All other students are responsible for their own meals.

Dates: Students will check in Sunday, August 11 at 4PM and check out Saturday, August 24th at 10:30AM. Further details will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Cost: $950 CDN including accommodation and catered dinners.

Apply for Accommodation: please indicate your preference to apply for residence hall accommodation on the program application form available as a hyperlink under the "Application Checklist."

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