Frequently Asked Questions

When does RSS take place?

RSS 2024 runs July 2nd - 6th

What is RSS?

Regina Summer Strings is a unique intensive learning environment for student string players (Violin/Viola/Cello/Double Bass) that runs each July in the modern setting of the Riddell Centre at the University of Regina's Music Department, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada....
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When is the deadline for application?

Application Deadline for RSS 2024 is June 1st.  See the Applications page for full details .    

How much do I have to pay?

The program fee is $440. This includes all tuition and tickets to concerts. For 2023 the earlybird discounted fee is $400.00.

What if I don't live in Regina?

Regina Summer Strings welcomes students from outside of Regina! We offer private, single room/shared bath, accommodation to our out-of-town participants at the Luther College Residence. This is a beautiful University residence building directly on campus and an easy walk from the...
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What playing level should I be at to attend RSS?

Students at RSS should be playing at a minimum of a Suzuki Book 2 level, with an ability to read music at an elementary level. All participants will be placed in small and large ensembles based on their playing level, so it is especially important to answer the questions on the registration...
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What about really little kids?

Popsicle Strings is a great way for your budding little string player to get a taste of the Regina Summer Strings experience! A fun-filled 90-minute class each morning (9:00am-10:30am) will develop listening, posture, and ensemble skills through a play-based approach; open to...
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What does RSS tuition cover?

The tuition at RSS includes all classes and music materials for the week, admission to evening Faculty concerts, and concerts presented that week by the Regina Chamber Music Festival. Students will need to bring their own lunch each day.

What's a typical day like at RSS?

Days at RSS are extremely busy! We believe strongly in developing well-rounded string players, and you can expect a daily mix of solo, small group, and large ensemble activities. Solo aspects are developed through individual lessons and Masterclasses with visiting faculty, as well...
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What music will I be playing and how do I get it?

Final repertoire assignments will be made approximately two weeks prior to the start of RSS; you'll be sent a digital copy of the music for both your small and large ensembles, and all you'll need to do is to print them out and bring them on the first day of the program.

Is there someone who can help me look after my instrument?

RSS Luthier-in-Residence is always on hand to take care of instruments. From major repairs to day-to-day adjustments, Natanael makes sure our instruments are ready to give their best.

When is the final concert?

The final concert is Saturday morning at 10:00am in the performance space at the University of Regina Riddell Centre; be sure to invite friends and family to come and enjoy this extraordinary concert, and celebrate the hard work of the week!

Help! I still have questions!

Email us with anything specific, and we'd be happy to assist! We look forward to making your RSS experience a very positive one.