Junior Strings Camp

CYMC Junior Strings Camp

July 3 – 8, 2017

Ben Goheen, Director

We are pleased to announce the return of the Junior Strings program this summer! Lasting for six days, the program will run from 9:00am to 12:30pm each day as a comprehensive program of string orchestra instruction for young string players, ages 8 – 12.

Learn the techniques of playing in an orchestra and experience the fun of making music with friends.

Repertoire is chosen to include a wide variety of styles that appeal to young players. Campers will improve their ensemble playing, bow technique, rhythmic awareness within the ensemble, and note reading. Students will also tap into their creative side by creating original music together!


Requirements for this session are a basic level of music reading and a minimum 2 years of study.


9am – 1pm Daily – with a final performance on Saturday, July 8th.

BenGoheenBen Goheen holds his MMus degree in cello performance from UBC, where he graduated in 2008. Since then he has enjoyed performing with several symphonies in BC’s lower mainland including Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as well as Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Symphony. He loves performing with a wide variety of chamber ensembles including the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and his own Trio Amitié; and as an active soloist, he has enjoyed the opportunity to perform for a season with Ballet de Printemps, for festivals such as Vancouver’s Sonic Boom, and for countless concerts and studio recordings. As an instructor of over ten years, Ben has been on faculty for several music schools, including Surrey (Studio G Music), Langley (LCMS), Abbotsford (CVAM), and as far as Lillooet (Fountainview Academy). He has also been a dynamic coach and guest conductor with several ensembles including Surrey Youth Symphony and Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has been on faculty for various summer music camps. Ben continues to appreciate the camaraderie that develops from the time and energy devoted to all things music — with both professionals and students alike.

Fees for the 2017 Junior Strings Camp:

Registration Form:

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Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 8, 2017