2024 Registration Open Now!

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. 

2024 Camp Dates and Schedule

TexStrings Katy

August 5th – 7th, 2024
9am – 4pm
St. Peters Methodist Church
20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450

Camp Tuition: $320 + $35 Registration Fee

Additional Practice Hour Available for $20/Day

Daily Schedule Coming Soon

**Lunch is not provided, students need to bring their own lunch and a snack

2024 Faculty and Staff

To Be Announced

2024 Etudes Coming May 1st, 2023

Please see TMEA website for required editions and full titles of etude books. 


Please bring a lunch, 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!

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 will take place from August 5th – 7th, 2024.

TexStrings 2024 will take place at St. Peters Methodist Church in Katy, TX, located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450.

TexStrings Camp: $320

Post Camp Practice Hour: $20 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:

All-State Track: Former All-State members or those who have learned both of their etudes completely.

Region Track: Students who haven’t learned their etudes yet, but are interested in learning the All-State excerpts for auditioning.

Technique Track: 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.

Daily Schedule Coming Soon

Unfortunately, unforeseen events happen. We are unable to reimburse you for any missed days since our instructors are hired several months ahead of time.

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