HIGHLAND — Students of string instruments gather July 28 through Aug. 1 for the 10th annual Timpanogos String Camp.

The camp is at Mountain Ridge Junior High, 5525 W. 10400 North in Highland.

It features three orchestras: senior, junior and midlevel. Workshops include cello choir, viola choir and a special vocal workshop for string players.

The camp serves to help students develop note-reading and sight-reading skills, improve ensemble-playing skills and learn to play more musically and artistically, said Lisa Brodie, assistant conductor. A final concert is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m.

Students work with professional coaches and conductors. For an application, go online to TCOstrings.com.

"Many of our graduates have gone on to the Cleveland Institute, Boston Conservatory, the Berklee School of Music, MIT, Harvard, BYU and the New England Conservatory," Brodie said. "One of our grads is now the concertmistress of the Santa Barbara Orchestra."

Among the three women conductors is Lois Stout, 76, the camp's artistic director and founder. She has worked throughout the U.S. with youth orchestras. In 2006 she was honored with Utah State Lifetime Achievement in Music Award.