About TexStrings All-State Camp

Teaching 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

TexStrings Katy

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


Chloe Trevor
Eugeniu Cheremoush
Ingrid Gerling
Lindsey Baggett


Nina Knight, Camp Administrator
Sheldon Person
Lorento Golofeev


Daniel Saenz, Camp Director
Brittany Leavitt, Asst. Camp Administrator
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira


George Armorin
Stephen Martin

2022 Etudes

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


Selection 1:

Fiorillo: no. 32, adagio espressivo

Selection 2:

Kreutzer no. 31, Allegro



Selection 1:

Fuchs Fantasy no. 14

Selection 2:

Campagnoli no. 3


Selection 1:

Popper no. 23

Selection 2:

Duport no. 8


Selection 1:

Storch-Hrabe no. 4

Selection 2: 

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.

9:00- 10:30 Session 1
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Session 2
12:00-12:40 Lunch
12:40-1:00 Stretch or practice break 
1:00-2:15 Session 3
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:00 Session 4
4:00-5:00 Post camp practice (Additional fee applies)

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!