Bear Crossing Music Camps

30th Anniversary Celebration!

In cooperation with the CDC recommendations for social distancing, we are canceling or postponing some of our upcoming concerts and events. Gabriel Chamber Ensembles values your health and well-being, and we encourage you to stay home, stay healthy, and join us when we resume our concert and fundraising schedule after the danger is past. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The April 5 concert is CANCELED. Gabriel Chamber Ensemble values your health and well-being, and we encourage you to stay home, stay healthy, and join us when we perform this concert later in the year. We are still working out the details of finding a date that is available to all the musicians, with a better chance of accommodating our beloved audience. We will provide information and updates in this space as soon as we have them. We will also inform members via our mailing list.

The Gabriel Youth Orchestra concert, scheduled for April 26, has been CANCELED. We are canceling the GYO Spring concert. We thank the students who have worked so hard toward this concert, and hope that those who can, will join us again in the Fall. We wish our seniors all the best in their future endeavors.

The French Dinner Fundraiser, scheduled for May 3, is CANCELED.

Note: The Bear Crossing Summer Camp is privately owned and administered by Simon and Agnès Maurer. It is advertised here with permission.

Camps at Bear Crossing

At our music studio, in a beautiful country setting, we offer private instruction of violin, viola, cello and bass to people of all ages. We also coach chamber music, and have summer camps for all string players. We are professional, concert musicians and we strive to motivate our students to reach their highest potential.

Bear Crossing Music Studio, established in New Ringgold in 1995, offers weekly private lessons on all string instruments. Agnès and her husband Simon bring a variety of experiences to the young students, from lessons to recitals to group performances in the area. Agnès and Simon were trained in France and Switzerland, respectively, and they bring their European expertise to their students. They are both members of several ensembles and have performed internationally.

The Junior String Orchestra Camp, now celebrating its 16th year, gives a unique opportunity for local students to experience group playing in a non-competitive atmosphere, while sharing other fun activities throughout the day.

Chamber Music Summer Camp
[ $350 per person. All ages. ]

Bear Crossing Chamber Music Summer Camp is for people of all ages who enjoy making music and learning the skills of playing with others. more info

String Orchestra Camp
[ $225 per person. Ages 6 to 16. ]

String Orchestra Camp is for beginning and intermediate levels. The camp offers four days of music making and summer camp fun. Bear Crossing Music Camp is located in a quiet, countryside area, just outside New Ringgold. The budding string players will acquire musicianship skills that can make them better orchestra players. This camp gives them a unique mix of music making, outdoor activities, and lasting friendships. more info

"Music is the universal language of mankind"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it,
I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me"


More info

Orchestra Camp Page

Chamber Music Camp Page

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