"My First String Camp" for elementary students, June 5-9

The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will host the fifth annual “My First String Camp” from June 5-9 at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg. The camp is being held off-campus this year due to the tornado damage on the WCU campus.
The registration deadline for the camp is May 26. The cost is $160 or $80 for Hattiesburg Public School District students. All levels are welcome, no prior experience is necessary. Students can bring their own instruments or a limited number of instruments will be available to rent for $10 for the week. Students may also register for lunch Monday – Thursday for an additional $30.
The camp, a part of the FestivalSouth activities in the Pine Belt area, offers Suzuki and elementary string classes for children from first to sixth grades in instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. until noon daily.
Small and large group classes, enrichment activities and beginner music theory classes will be offered. Camp faculty members include Blanca Berdion, Ana Maria Diaz and Rebecca Hale, violins; camp director Daniela Pardo, viola; Andrea Beltran Landers, cello; and Samuel Dahmer, bass.
For more information or to register online, visit You may also register by calling Jackie Martin (601) 318-6175 or emailing Camp Director Daniela Pardo can be contacted at (414) 737-4620 or by email at