College of Visual and Performing Arts

21st Annual Summer String Camp June 20-25, 2016

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and Guitar*

CAA Summer String Camp

Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, bass and guitar*. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing.

If you have questions, please contact Marcy at 260-432-3218.

*If interested in guitar, there are only four slots available and they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bring a sack lunch and drink to class each day. There will be a music recital at 1pm the last day of class.

  • All grades welcome; students need to have a minimum of two years of string instruction
  • June 20-24, 2016
  • 9am to 2pm
  • Rhinehart Music Center
  • Five 5-hour sessions: $269 includes all music and a t-shirt
    (price may change for 2016)

Click here to download a 2015 brochure and registration form. The 2016 brochure will be available in the spring.

Meet the Director

Marcella Trentacosti

Marcy Trentacosti, ViolinMarcy Trentacosti is the director for the CAA Summer String Camp and has been a full-time section violinist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1976. Marcy also is the conductor of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Concert Orchestra. She graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Music Education and in August 2008 received her MM in violin performance from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Marcy participated in the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy; Chicago Civic Orchestra; Bach, Beethoven, Breckenridge Music Festival and was concertmaster of the Marion Philharmonic. She taught orchestra at Snider High School, Woodside Middle School, Canterbury School and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Marcy maintains a private teaching studio and teaches for the IPFW Community Arts Academy in addition to serving as an IPFW associate faculty member.


Refund Policy

A full refund is given when the university cancels a course or when the IPFW Community Arts Academy receives notification of withdrawal from the registrant before the third business day prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given after class or private instruction begins. Course cancellations may occur due to low registration. Course offerings and fees may be subject to change without notice.

Parental Supervision Statement

IPFW is a public institution of higher education that offers a wide variety of classes, to a wide range of students from differing backgrounds, including adults and children in grades pre K – 12. While the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, parents are reminded that it is their responsibility to supervise minors when they are on campus and not in the classroom. Before and after class, our teachers cannot take the place of a parent and assume responsibility for unsupervised children.

In case of an emergency please contact the IPFW University Police at 481-6827.

Personal Enrichment Classes for Adults

The Community Arts Academy offers regular classes for kids in pre-K through grade 12 in art, dance, music and theatre, but if you are an adult interested in personal enrichment in these areas, please visit the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies to see what types of classes they are offering.

Purdue University Procedures for Programs Involving Minors

The IPFW Community Arts Academy abides by the operating procedures and policy outlined in the Operating Procedures for Programs Involving Minors that went into effect January 1, 2015. This policy and registration form may be viewed here: