©2019 by PDX Orchestra Academy

August 10-14, 2020

Lincoln Hall, Portland State University

PDX Orchestra Academy is an orchestra day camp for string players in Portland, Oregon.


Led by conductor Raúl Gómez-Rojas (League of American Orchestra's 2019 Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview Awardee and Music Director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony), this 5-day summer camp (no overnight stay) offers students a challenging and rewarding learning experience led by members of the Oregon Symphony, Portland State University and more.


Our 2020 camp will feature two orchestras of different levels conducted by Dr. Gómez, and includes technique workshops, sectional rehearsals and a daily Stage Mastery class, where students will learn skills including stage etiquette and public speaking. 


Dates: August 10 to 14, 2020


PDX Chamber Orchestra: 9:00am-5:30pm

PDX Sinfonia Orchestra: 9:00am-4:00pm (optional stay until 5:30pm)

Concert on Friday, Aug. 14 Evening

Location: Portland State University | Lincoln Hall 
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201


  • Orchestra Rehearsals

  • Technique Workshops & Sectional Rehearsals

  • Stage Mastery Class (including public speaking)

  • Lunch and snack provided

  • T-shirt included


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Fill out our registration form. Current Metropolitan Youth Symphony students and 2019 Academy students are not required to submit an audition. New students are asked to record and submit a short audition video in order to secure their spot in one of our two orchestras. Click to learn more. 

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Tuition for the 2020 Academy is​ $625 for PDX Chamber Orchestra (intermediate-advanced) and $575 for PDX Sinfonia Orchestra (junior orchestra). Learn more about our tuition rates or make a payment. 

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At the core of the student experience at the Academy, is our excellent faculty. All of them are masterful performers and inspiring teachers. Learn more about them here.

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The 2020 Academy features two string orchestras: PDX Chamber Orchestra (intermediate/advanced) and PDX Sinfonia Orchestra (junior ensemble). A day at the Academy includes warm-up activities, orchestra rehearsals, technique workshops, sectionals and a daily Stage Mastery class. Click to learn more.

Rehearsals, Workshops & Sectionals

In addition to orchestral rehearsals with Dr. Gómez, students will benefit from technique workshops and sectional rehearsals with our distinguished faculty.

Stage Mastery Class

Being on stage is more than just playing a musical instrument in public. Students will learn skills that will improve their stage presence and confidence, including public speaking coaching.



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