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Camp featured in Rome Symphony event

March 17, 2009 | 521 views

Annie Camp

Annie Camp, director of Darlington’s string program, was the featured performer at Rome Symphony Orchestra’s concert on March 28. The orchestra, directed by Dr. Richard Prior, presented Haydn’s “Cello Concerto in C-Major” at Rome City Auditorium. Also included in the evening’s program were Walton’s “Spitfire: Prelude and Fuge” from the 1942 movie “The First of the Few” and Elgar’s “Enigma: Variations.”

The orchestra’s principal cellist, Camp is a Georgia native who received her B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School in New York. She was previously a cellist for LYRA String Quartet, Dal Segno Piano Trio, Da Capo String Quartet, and the all-string jazz ensemble Jazz a Cordes of New York City. She played with the Alabama Symphony for seven years and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Lee University Chamber Orchestra, DeKalb Community Orchestra and Atlanta Chamber Orchestra. Camp holds a teaching certificate from the New York School for Strings and implemented her own original string program in the New York Public School System through Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. In addition to her work at Darlington, she is a cello instructor at Berry College and Lee University and the mother of two children.

“Teaching has been a Godsend. Not only has it made me a better cellist; it has also deepened my humanity,” Camp said. “It requires one to continually have to reach within and find new reserves of energy and enthusiasm, and many ways of communicating. In order to be a good teacher, you must teach in a context of empathy and sincerity, and I find this a very meaningful challenge to try and create day to day.”

For more information regarding the RSO, please visit www.romesymphony.org or call 706-291-7967.