Violin Group Camp

June 20, 2023–June 23, 2023 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST

Violin Group Camp

June 20, 2023–June 23, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CST
$100 + $20 Registration fee = $120
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Violin Group Camp is for violinists ages 6-13 who enjoy learning new skills, developing  techniques and performing with others. Students will engage in games and activities emphasizing aural skills, note reading, rhythmic dictation, ensemble playing and leadership within a fun, judgment-free learning environment. Group pieces will be learned and rehearsed together during the week in preparation for the final performance on Friday. Violinists are encouraged to bring prepared solo pieces to perform for their peers, though solo performances are not required.


  • Ages 6-13
  • Enrolled in private lessons either through the Academy or elsewhere
  • Suzuki Book 1 - 3 level or equivalent repertoire


  • June 19 - 23, 2023
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Performance: Friday, 10:00 a.m.
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Emily Rouse, Instructor 

Emily Rouse graduated from the University of Northwestern with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and Vocal Performance. She began violin and piano lessons at the age of six and voice lessons at the age of sixteen. Emily grew up using the Suzuki method and then went to study with Doosook Kim, concertmaster of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. At Northwestern she was a member of the Northwestern Choir, sat as concertmaster for the Northwestern Orchestra, and performed in Opera Workshop. She won the vocal category in the concerto-aria competition at Northwestern which allowed her the opportunity to sing with the Northwestern Orchestra. Emily studied violin with Roger Frisch and Emily Saathoff as well as voice with Carol Eikum at Northwestern. Emily started teaching violin and voice at the Academy of Music in 2016. She currently sings in the Minnesota Chorale, Two Rivers Chorale, and performs for various events throughout the Twin Cities on violin. Emily received her Suzuki Violin Book 1 and 2 certification at Stevens Point, WI.

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Brittany Quinn, Director

Brittany Henry Quinn, an active performer and violin instructor, is currently the Director of the University of Northwestern Academy of Music. Brittany was most recently violin and viola faculty and chamber coordinator at the Northwestern University Music Academy in Evanston, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Rice University Shepherd School of Music, studying with Kenneth Goldsmith, former concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony and earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with Mark Kaplan and Federico Agostini. While at Indiana University, Quinn studied pedagogy with Mimi Zweig, taught students of the world-renowned Indiana University String Academy, served as assistant conductor and violin sectional coach for the Musical Arts Youth Orchestra and taught private and group lessons to underserved students of the Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington, IN.


Please complete our registration form or contact the Academy of Music office at 651-631-5108 or 

  • Registration opens: March 1, 2022
  • Registration deadline: June 13, 2022
  • Payment deadline: June 17, 2022
  • Late Registration Fee: $20

Refund Policy

  • 50% refund if student withdraws after the registration deadline
  • Registration Fee is nonrefundable

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