top of page



Dal Segno: Welcome


one-week day camps for young musicians - chamber music and more!


2024 dates: August 5th-9th 

Please read below descriptions and information BEFORE registering for camp.

$150/student before 7/16/24

$175 7/16 and after, if space remains.


Students in grades 5-10 learn to work cooperatively through chamber music concepts.

Dal Segno is a musical term that means “the sign” and indicates a return to an earlier place in the music. It’s pronounced Dahl SAYN-yo.

Dal Segno 2024 is accepting string musicians for Intermediate camp; and string,  woodwind, brass, AND PERCUSSION students for Advanced camp!  (If enrollment or coaching availability is insufficient to include certain instruments, those students would receive a refund.) If you are interested and play an orchestra instrument not listed, please message us. Strings and winds have been the usual  - but if there is enough interest we are hoping to add brass and percussion this summer.  

Dal Segno (pronounced “Dahl SAYN-yo) is a day music camp run by Northern Valley Youth Orchestras.  Students learn to work cooperatively with others at their playing level through chamber ensemble coaching and rehearsals that focus on improving rehearsal techniques, discovering new musical concepts, and developing a team approach to ensemble playing. It’s challenging, but a lot of fun! Camp days also include time for social activities and teamwork skill building. We say Dal Segno is “serious fun.”  Students experience both chamber music (small ensemble) and orchestra playing at camp. Students must be available for the entire week, and able to participate in the concert Friday over the noon hour. There is an optional extra performance Saturday morning at the farmer's market.
Each session will be limited to 20 campers.
Our 2024 location will be the Grand Forks County Historical Society/Myra Museum, at 2405 Belmont Road.
See more on our Dal Segno Facebook Page

NVYO is committed to inclusion and welcomes all qualified musicians; see our website 
Tuition assistance / scholarship request short form:

Requirements by level: 

Intermediate Camp (Strings only)

Requirements note for parents and teachers:

This program is for students in 8th grade and under who are playing at least at the level of the end of Book 2 of a school orchestra book. They should be able to read music, identify and play common flats and sharps, identify and use extended hand positions comfortably, and be proficient on all four strings. A good grasp of rhythm and intonation is crucial! Cellists should have some introductory shifting experience.

Please do not sign up for Intermediate unless you solidly meet the requirements.

Advanced Camp (for strings + orchestral woodwinds!)

Requirements note for parents and teachers:

This program is for students finishing 10th grade and under, (typically entering 8th -11th grade) who are able to read music, have some previous ensemble experience, and can play independently on their instruments. A good grasp of rhythm and intonation is crucial!



Advanced Strings: be comfortable shifting in 1st–4th positions. (Cellists 1st-5th position)

Advanced wind/brass students should have a 2-octave range, & experience with sharp keys. 

Please do not sign up for Advanced unless you solidly meet the requirements. Call or email with questions, as we are happy to help you find the right fit!


students finishing 11th and 12th grade  may sign up to volunteer for one or more camp sessions. Volunteers will assist camp staff in a variety of ways, and may also be invited to play as a mentor in the camp orchestra(s). 

Students new to NVYO programs may be asked to play a short, informal audition for placement purposes, after registration is received.

Out of town participants information:

Dal Segno is a day camp, and does not provide any housing or transportation or supervision outside camp hours. Some local hotels offer reduced pricing during the week. 

Contact Naomi Welsh, Dal Segno Director, with questions:

Dal Segno: Programs
bottom of page