Classical Rock Orchestra Camp

We want YOU to ROCK OUT and have fun learning to play different styles of music, including: Rock, Classic Rock, Pop, Country, Celtic, Jazz, Latin, New Age, Improvisation….

The Classical Rock Orchestra Camp is a unique youth string program, presented by Daly Music Academy, with music specially arranged for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass players to experience the energy and excitement of Rock music in 5 sessions – PLUS concert!

Summer Camp Dates: July 9 – 13, 2018

Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Rehearsals & Concert Location:

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 47 Sheldon Ave. N., Kitchener, ON  N2H 3M1

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Mon July 9 – Fri July 13, 2018 9:00am – 12:00pm 12:00 – 1:00pm 1:00 – 4:00 Please let us know your camper’s shirt size ASAP.
All ages and levels Lunch provided for full day participants. Activities include:
Rock orchestra rehearsal.

Nutritional snack break provided.

Stained glass instruction,

T-shirt personalization,

Indoor/outdoor activities, etc.

Additional music session.
Injury prevention for performing artists: Fitness for Musicians.

Informative & participation sessions with certified Personal Trainer, Ross Daly.

Nutritional snack break provided.
Fees for the week: $200 $100 $25 + HST


You can sign up for just the morning session, or both morning and afternoon sessions.

The full day program is available upon request and at an additional cost of $100 for the week.  Alternative programming will be offered in the afternoon based on the interests of participants but will include: fitness for musicians, instruction in the art of stained glass, indoor/outdoor play activities, additional music session, etc. We invite you to discuss the needs and interests of your child/youth for this option.

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Contact Us for the camp registration application form.


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Camper Testimonials

 The Classical Rock Orchestra 2017-2018 Season

The Classical Rock Orchestra (CRO) 2017-2018 season is open to all ages. It is an extended version of the summer camp with weekly rehearsals and frequent performances. We are looking for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass players. We are extending the opening to a drummer as well. Rehearsals will be every Thursday night from 6:30-8:00 pm, starting Sep 13, 2017. Rehearsal location TBA (in the Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario area) according to number of participants. 

CRO membership fees for the 2017-2018:

  • Not sure if this is for you? Try it out for as little as $200 for September to December.
  • Yes, this is definitely me! $450 for the full season September to June.

Sponsors welcome! Corporate or private sponsors help this awesome youth camp program and rock orchestra to continue. Help keep the musicians a rockin’!

Please Contact Us for the member registration application form and/or sponsor application.


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Ross Daly, MusBacPerf

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Rockin’ Program Director

Ross graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree in 1987.  He has been a professional musician for 30 years and has performed around the globe including Canada (coast-to-coast), USA, Mexico, Dominican Republic & Abu Dhabi. His main instruments are violin and viola (acoustic & electric) and piano. He is also noted as a music arranger, composer & conductor.  Ross performs many styles of music – including classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, Celtic, Latin, new age, original, seasonal, etc. –  in several different ensembles, bands and tribute stage shows (more info).

Ross teaches privately, along with his wife, violinist Angela Cox-Daly, and is the co-founder and director of Daly Music Academy. Both Ross and Angela enjoy adjudicating at various music festivals across the country. Ross and Angela met as teens at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (see: UofT Magazine article).

Ross is the President of Daly Live Music & Entertainment and Ovation Symphonic Productions, and is the Vice President of the Central Ontario Musicians’ Association (Canadian Federation of Musicians).

Ross is also a certified Personal Trainer and owner of Daly Fitness.  He specializes in injury prevention for performing artists  – on and off the job – by offering unique fitness training programs which are specifically designed to increase your strength, endurance, and flexibility, and will assist in injury prevention. The nutrition component will also help you meet or exceed your weight loss goals!

Angela Daly, MusBacPerf

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Associate Director

Angela has been a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra (KWSO) since 1988 performing as Second Associate Concertmaster until 2003. After a playing related injury and almost three years off, Angela gratefully returned as a section first violinist. She is an active chamber music performer in Canada and the United States and has appeared as soloist with various chamber and symphony orchestras including the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra, Scarborough Philharmonic, North York Symphony, Keene Chamber Orchestra (Keene, NH, USA), and the Mannheim Virtuosi String Quartet.

Angela was on scholarship on both violin and piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in the Course for Gifted Students for seven years and was a recipient of over one hundred awards and scholarships in both piano and violin prior to graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.

Angela enjoys a versatile career including conducting the KWS Youth Strings, teaching violin and piano privately and at schools, coaching string ensembles, adjudicating at music festivals & competitions, and performing at summer music festivals and in tribute stage shows with Ross. She was also a violin instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON).

Julia Daly, BofSocSci (with a minor in Psychology)


Program Assistant

Julia has been playing the violin starting at the age of 7, leading to the involvement in the KW youth orchestra programs from 2003 to 2009. She was also been involved in the Kiwanis Music Festival for violin and have received placement awards. In middle school, she was very involved in band (on alto sax) and in choir; and when in grade six, she was involved in the Kodaly Choir. Once entering high school, Julia was highly involved in the music department as she was on the music executive council for all five years at Waterloo-Oxford DSS. She was involved in all of the bands [Junior (grade 9 & 10), Senior (all throughout on Alto Sax), Stage band (grade 10, 11, 12, and 5th year on Tenor Sax)], and highly engaged in the choirs. Concert choir is a non-auditioned group that she participated in during all five years; “Apassionata” is a ladies choir that was auditioned for when she was in grade 10 and remained a member until graduation, similarly to her participation in Chamber choir. Julia was accepted into the Jazz Choir during her fifth year, which was said to be a personal vocal accomplishment as it is very difficult group to audition for. Julia was a second soprano in all of the choirs with the exception of Jazz choir where she was an alto due to her mezzo-soprano vocal-range. 

During her first year at the University of Ottawa, Julia was a member of the UO Residence Acapella Choir; during her second year, she moved up to a section leader for the soprano section. In her third year, Julia bravely took on the role of choir director, which included duties such as arranging, teaching parts, and organizing events. 

Currently, Julia plays electric violin in tribute bands to ABBA and the Bee Gees! She is also a member of the Grand Harmony Women’s Chorus, which is a branch of the Sweet Adelines International organization. This group recently competed in Dearborn, Michigan and brought home third overall, and second in their category!

Terri Sparling, MSW, RSW


Program Assistant, Sponsor

Terri is a trained social worker with a range of experience providing counseling to children, youth and families. She has a special interest in what makes for resilient people. Terri is the CEO of the Huron -Perth Centre for Children and Youth (an accredited children’s mental health centre). Other interests include: guitar, ukulele, singing, stained glass, cooking and sketching. Terri has been married 34 years and has two children.

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Video Samples – 2016

Roll Over Beethoven

Penny Lane

Celtic Medley

ABBA Medley

Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Orange Blossom Special
Oh, Canada – Hockey Night In Canada


Gallery – 2016

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