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Comments from OPUS 2017 Camp Senior Campers on What I Love About OPUS….

  • Whether it’s in your music or at cards during recreation, or new workshops/seminars it’s all eye-opening.  It is SO FUN!
  • The AMOUNT of OPPORTUNITIES given to us to expand our knowledge of music.  The Camp allows us to make connections with coaches, our group and TAs, as well as other campers.  We are given a full week of only music which INCREASES my DRIVE to continue and ALWAYS IMPROVE.
  • A PRICELESS EXPERIENCE only OPUS provides, not only you improve musically, but you also make friendships that will last a while.
  • Everyone that comes to this Camp is as dedicated to music and excellence as everyone else.
  • The CULTURE everyone is here to have fun and playing music where the POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE makes you to learn something and better yourself.
  • ANIMATED and INTERESTED COACHES
  • MOVING to DIFFERENT CLASSES every hour to learn new things
  • PRETTY CAMPUS
  • NICE and FRIENDLY students who want to learn more and helpful TAs
  • MEETING NEW people and the MUSIC IS GREAT
  • FUN MUSIC getting taught by several different coaches
  • FULL (ish) Orchestra
  • Getting to play with others SAME INSTRUMENT in a CHOIR
  • GETTING TO KNOW other musicians through playing music together
  • The AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to collaborate musically in a chamber ensemble with others
  • We are able to MAKE NEW FRIENDS and learn new things from different people
  • Both the students and the faculty were such FRIENDLY and MUSICAL which most definitely boosts my enthusiasm and the level of comfort I have at OPUS
  • The POSITIVE atmosphere and how all the students, TAs, and faculty all seem happy to be here
  • The PROFESSIONALISM doesn’t extinguish the intimacy
  • Both the students and the faculty were such FRIENDLY and MUSICAL which most definitely boosts my enthusiasm and the level of comfort I have at OPUS
  • The PEOPLE – we are all music nerds and we all understand each other so no one feels weird
  • The AMAZING OPPORTUNITY of playing in a chamber ensemble, and having different VERY TALENTED coaches
  • All the OPPORTUNITIES presented to the campers: ensembles, orchestra, Arts Connections Projects, etc.
  • The way you Linda MAKE US SMILE every time you said something
  • Getting to play with other musicians and learning with the VERY TALENTED teachers
  • The RESPECT that is shown towards Faculty, TAs, and students; MEETING NEW friends
  • The FOOD (esp. the tea)
  • We are able to PLAY MUSIC with people who have the same PASSION for it as me
  • The EXPERIENCE of playing in a chamber ensemble, and having different teachers coaching
  • Learning DIFFERENT kinds of music/ building on different things than we get to in class at school; COMPOSITION – the variety of things we learnt
  • The PASSION for Chamber Music and students. Everyone is kind and helpful
  • Being here being able to do what I LOVE
  • Making CONNECTIONS with coaches and TAs, as well as other campers
  • NEW workshops/seminars are eye/ear-opening

Comments from OPUS 2017 Camp Junior Campers on What I Love About OPUS ….

  • All the teachers
  • That we get to change teachers almost every period
  • Everyone understands how to play an instrument
  • Meeting new people
  • Working with very experienced Faculty and Teaching Assistants
  • Learning to play in a small group instead of orchestra
  • Learning a new piece
  • Playing with my group members
  • Learning new things everyday
  • Food
  • Making new friends
  • Learning exciting music and meeting new people
  • Doing a variety of chamber music, having orchestra sectionals, small groups, and orchestra
  • Becoming better friends with group members and learning more about your playing style
  • Playing music with friends
  • Lunch!
  • Performing in the String Band
  • That it is the best at everything
  • Getting to choose our own projects at Arts Connections Workshop
  • That we were able to meet new people
  • The rehearsals, coaches, and staff
  • Getting trained by the most famous coaches in the world
  • The teachers and teaching assistants
  • The interesting music
  • Playing my instrument and getting better and having a lot of fun!