Saturday, July 24th, 2021 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) will host a Youth Strings Camp on Saturday, July 21, 2021, from 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm. at HeARTland, 8187 Camp Road, Homerville, OH 44235.

Georgia-based double bassist Jacqueline Pickett and Alabama-based violinist/violist Lorna Wood (members of the La Grange Trio) will work with students in improving violin, viola, bass and double bass techniques. They will also work on an arrangement of Aaron Copland’s “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo that evening in a full-length concert presented by Pickett and Wood. Workshop participation fees are $35, which include instruction, a mid-afternoon snack/beverages and participation in the evening concert. Student participants must be age 12 or older. To register, please download and fill out the application. Deadline to register is June 15, 2021. For more information, call 419-853-6016.

About the Instructors

Bassist Jacqueline Pickett is an accomplished artist in a variety of styles. She has performed with musicians ranging from country singer Allison Krauss to avant-garde composers Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros. As a student of acclaimed bassist and political activist Richard Davis, Jacqueline has a deep passion concerning music for social change. To this end, she worked with pianist Consuela

Lee in Snow Hill, Alabama, teaching young people how to play improvised music. Their duo, the Lee/Pickett duo, brought down many great artists, including Max Roach and Milt Jackson, to audiences in rural Alabama to inspire young people.

For six years, she headed the non-profit Torch Academy that was dedicated to music education through community involvement. She is the bandleader of Metro Atlanta Women’s Jazz Society (MA JAZZ), an organization that promotes female jazz artists.

Lorna Wood grew up in Oberlin, Ohio, where she began studying violin at a young age, first in a Suzuki program, and later with Dorothy Mauney and Richard Young. Lorna graduated with a B.A. in English and a B.M. in violin performance from Oberlin College, where she studied with Marilyn McDonald and participated in masterclasses with Josef Gingold and Cho Liang Lin, among others.

After earning a Ph.D. in English from Yale, she was an instructor for six years at Auburn University. While raising her children, she began dedicating most of her professional life to music. She is a member of the Columbus Symphony, concertmaster of the LaGrange Symphony, and a busy violin and viola teacher. She has soloed with the LaGrange Symphony and the Auburn Community Orchestra, and has appeared on the “A Little Lunch Music” recital series at Auburn’s Jule Collins Smith Museum in both solo and chamber music recitals.


To register, please download
and fill out the application.