About TexStrings All-State Camp
Daniel Saenz, Camp Founder & Director
The TexStrings All-State Camp began in 2008 in the living room of its founder, Daniel Saenz. Very soon the camp sought a more spacious location as the attendees doubled in number in the camp’s second and third year. Now, the TexStrings Camp serves about 100 students each year and assists many of them in achieving their goals of making the Region and Texas All-State orchestras.
2022 Camp Dates
August 1st – 3rd, 2022
9am – 4pm
St. Peters Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450
Camp Tuition: $425 + $35 Registration Fee
TexStrings Clear Lake
August 4th & 5th, 2022
9am – 4pm
University Baptist Church
16106 Middlebrook Dr, Houston, TX 77059
Camp Tuition: $295 + $35 Registration Fee
2022 Faculty and Staff
Daniel Saenz, Camp Director
Brittany Leavitt, Asst. Camp Administrator
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Fiorillo: no. 32, adagio espressivo
Kreutzer no. 31, Allegro
Fuchs Fantasy no. 14
Campagnoli no. 3
Popper no. 23
Duport no. 8
Storch-Hrabe no. 4
Storch-Hrabe no. 26
Any high school string player from Texas (other states participants are welcomed, too) who are seriously interested in preparing for their Region and All-State auditions.
Our instructors are highly trained, leading pedagogues from prestigious institutions such as the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Rice University, Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston and the Greater Metro Area.
TexStrings Katy will take place from August 1st – 3rd, 2022.
Texstrings Clear Lake will take place from August 4th – 5th, 2022.
TexStrings Katy will take place at St. Peters Methodist Church in Katy, TX, located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450.
TexStrings Clear Lake will take place at University Baptist Church, located at 16106 Middlebrook Dr, Houston, TX 77059.
TexStrings Katy: $425
TexStrings Clear Lake: $295
Post Camp Practice Hour, both camps: $15 per day
The registration fee is non-refundable.
If you cancel before July 1, you will receive a 100% refund on your tuition fee minus the $35 registration fee.
If you cancel before July 8, you will receive a 75% refund on your tuition fee minus the $35 registration fee.
If you cancel before July 15, you will receive a 50% refund on your tuition fee minus the $35 registration fee.
If you cancel anytime after July 16, we cannot give you a refund.
Once the camp starts, there is no refund.
Class sizes cary, but most class sizes are limited to 8-10 students per class. We strive to keep the class size small to make sure teachers can give individual attention to each student.
Classes are divided into three levels:
Advanced – Former All-State members or those who have learned both of their etudes completely.
Intermediate – Students who haven’t learned their etudes yet, but are interested in learning the All-State excerpts for auditioning.
Beginner – Students who are interested in auditioning for Region only
If you are unsure of which class you should be in, ask your private teacher, orchestra director, or contact us.
Unfortunately, unforeseen events happen. We are unable to reimburse you for any missed days since our instructors are hired several months ahead of time.
Please bring your instrument, a folding music stand, rock stop (cello and bass), pencils, notebook, a copy of the required all-state etudes and orchestral excerpts, and a “ready to learn” attitude!