Westminster Strings Camp


The Florence J. Gillmor School of Music's Westminster Strings Camp is open to high school students who play violin, cello, or double bass. Accepted students receive a full scholarship for this week-long immersion in the art of solo and collaborative strings performance.

Next Strings Camp: June 10–14, 2019

Westminster Strings Camp runs every day 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. All activities take place in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts on the Westminster College campus.

The camp scholarship includes:

  • Camp tuition
  • Daily lunch and snacks
  • Private lessons and master classes
  • Chamber orchestra rehearsals
  • Daily yoga
  • Workshops
  • Westminster water bottle and camp t-shirt
  • Student showcase concerts featuring solo and orchestral works in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall
  • Two college credits for rising juniors and seniors

If accepted, you will receive orchestral music to learn before you arrive at camp. You must bring your sheet music to camp to participate in lessons.


To be eligible to apply for Westminster Strings Camp, you must:

  • Be a string player
  • Be 14–18 years old and still in high school next fall
  • Be interested in studying music in college
  • Demonstrate talent, musicianship, and creativity
  • Be willing to work hard, learn, and collaborate with colleagues
  • Love to play and perform

Applications are due April 1, 2019.

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Please contact Kimi Kawashima at 801.832.2379 or kkawashima@westminstercollege.edu if you have any questions about Westminster Strings Camp. 

Westminster Strings Camp Faculty

Pegsoon Whang serves as Director of Strings and Cello at Westminster College.

She is a cellist in the Utah Symphony, Quattro Amici, and the Snake River Chamber Players in Colorado. She has performed professionally with the Seoul Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Lawton Philharmonic, and the North Carolina School of the Arts Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she concertized in France, Italy, Germany, and the United States.

Festival appearances include the Grand Teton Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival, and the Colorado Music Festival where she was appointed Principal Cello.

Whang holds a master of music from the Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City and a bachelor of music from the Curtis Institute of Music.