Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp

Suggested Packing List


Temperatures in Orkney Springs can be quite variable (it is typically in the 80’s during the day and cools off at night), so please be prepared for different kinds of weather.  Rooms have fans, but you may want to bring an extra fan.


You must provide your own sheets, towels, blankets, and pillows. A list of room assignments will be emailed a few days before camp, so you know what type of beds you have in order to bring appropriate sheets.


Cash for miscellaneous purchases and tips (there are no ATM’s in Orkney Springs)

Bedding (sheets and pillowcases, blanket or sleeping bag, pillows)

Towels (bath and pool towels)

Water Bottles/Coffee Mug

Instruments & Accessories (shoulder rest, rock stop, cello chair, etc.)

Suzuki and other relevant music

Extra strings

Parent notebook

Music stand (if you are taking orchestra or need one for practice)

Rain attire and umbrella



Bug Spray

Extra clothes– (kids may get dirty at camp!)

Cloth or paper face masks

Hand sanitizer



Extra Fan



Sports equipment (tennis rackets, balls, frisbees, etc.)

Board games



Snacks/Drinks/Cooler (there is an ice machine)

Bike/Scooter and helmet (helmets are required)

Fishing gear

Rubber boots and fishing nets

Laundry Soap (there are machines up the hill, but not in the building where we stay)

Parents: bring your instrument if you play one!


We strongly encourage parents to make camp an electronics-free week for their children, and to leave electronics in the car.  Many families choose to do this, as they can be a distraction from the musical and social experience of camp.




Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp 2021 Repertoire List



Book 1:   All

Book 2:   May Time, Minuet 3, Hunter’s Chorus, March in G, Two Grenadiers, Bouree

Book 3:   Berceuse, Lully Gavotte, Scherzo, Gavotte in C Minor, Humoresque, Allegro Moderato

Book 4:   Breval Movement 1, Chanson Triste

Book 5:   Vivaldi Sonata, Arioso

Book 6:   The Swan, Tarantella, Vivaldi Double

Book 7:   Eccles Sonata, Popper Gavotte

Book 8:   Sammartini 1st Movement, Elegie



 Book 1: All

Book 2: Allegro, A Toye, Carcassi Andante, Corrente, Waltz

Book 3: Nonesuch, Greensleeves, Carulli Etude, Paganini Waltz, Celeste y Blanco

Book 4: Siciliana, Sor Etude, Waltz, Las Filias

Book 5: La Volta, Maria Luisa, Allegro Vivace

Book 6: Damas Etude, Carcassi Etude

Book 7: Canarios



Book 1: All

Book 2: Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus, Hunter’s Chorus, Waltz, Two Grenadiers, Gavotte from Mignon, Minuet in G

Book 3: Martini Gavotte, Bach Minuet, Gavotte in G Minor, Becker Gavotte, Bouree

Book 4: Seitz Concerto no. 5 mvt. 1, Vivaldi Concerto in Am mvt. 3, Bohm Perpetual Motion

Book 5: Gavotte, Vivaldi Concerto in A minor mvt. 2, Country Dance, Veracini Gigue

Book 6: Handel Sonata No. 3 mvt. 1 & 2, Rameau Gavotte

Book 7: Mozart Minuet, Bach Concerto in A Minor mvt. 1, Bach Courante

Book 8: Tambourin by Gretry, Bach Allegro



Book 1: All

Book 2: Musette, Long Long Ago, Bourée, Witches Dance, Lully Gavotte

Book 3: Bach Minuet, Humoresque, Gavotte by Bach

Book 4: Telemann Concerto in D Major

Book 5: Nina, Four French Dances

Book 6: Fiocco Allegro, Hungarian Dance







Camp registration is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 20. Registration is on the porch of the Orkney Springs Hotel, the large four-story building on the left as you enter the camp. Classes begin Monday, June 21 at 8:30 AM.  Check-in for Blue Ridge Chamber Music Institute is Sunday, June 20 between 1:00 and 1:30 PM.



Camp ends Thursday, June 24 after afternoon classes. (this could be late afternoon depending on student’s schedule).



Classes are scheduled between  8:30 AM and 5:30 PM this year.  Each student’s schedule is unique, and will include a private lesson masterclass, group repertoire class, and musicianship class. Many students also have an elective and/or chamber music. Typically, students have a combination of morning and afternoon classes, with free periods of time for practice or recreation. Parents of younger students should plan to attend classes, take notes, and practice with their child. 



Please review pieces from the 2021 Repertoire list- teachers will choose pieces from this list for the Play-In and group classes. All students should come to camp with a polished piece and a  working piece to play for their masterclass teacher. Polished means that the piece is thoroughly learned, fluent, and memorized.  A working piece is a piece they are working on refining and polishing. (Please consult your teacher).



Students may choose to play on a recital if we are given recital piece information at time of registration, or by June 1.  Piano accompaniments to pieces outside of the Suzuki repertoire must be emailed by June 1. We will have smaller recitals this year.



The schedule of family-oriented evening activities is TBD, but will involve smaller groups of participants for 2021.



Families are housed in Maryland House, Pennsylvania House, and nearby smaller cottages.  Rooms have private baths with showers. You are responsible for brining all of your own bedding, including blankets and pillows.



Meals this year will be served in shifts in the dining room (not buffet style), and families will have the option to eat at an outside picnic area. For meals where meat is the main course a vegetarian option will be available. Please let us know at least 3 weeks in advance if you have any dietary allergies, to make sure this can be accommodated. There is a small store in Orkney Springs to buy snacks and drinks, but we recommend that families bring extra snacks. 



Facilities include a large gradual-entry swimming pool, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails, sand volleyball court, basketball court and recreation fields. Many people bring bikes and scooters to camp. 



There is a policy of no smoking in any of the buildings at Shrine Mont. Beer and wine are not allowed in public areas. No pets (except seeing eye dogs) are allowed.  Skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed. 



Cell phone service can be inconsistent, but there is wireless internet access in the hotel lobby.  There is a phone in the  Hotel lobby (calling card only).  Important incoming messages may be left at the Shrine Mont office at (540) 856-2141, and the staff will get you the message.



Please email Director Katherine Wiley at or call (336) 926-0406 (email is the preferred and fastest way of reaching us). Beginning June 19, any important messages should be left at Shrine Mont.

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¨ Repertoire List-2021

¨ Blue Ridge Camp Information-2021

¨ Suggested Packing List


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