Upbeat! 2021 Update ​

Upbeat! 2021 has been cancelled 


Thank you so much for your interest in Upbeat! String Camp. After careful study, discussion, and review of Covid transmission in our state, we have decided to cancel Upbeat! for another summer. Safety for our campers and teacher staff is our #1 concern. Please continue to bear with us until we can reopen safely in 2022!!

We look forward to opening up for information and registrations in January 2022, and for music and fun in July!

Clare Mansell, Founder and Director, Upbeat! West Cobb


We all hope for your continued safety and well-being until we see you again!!! 

Thank you for your support!! 


Clare Mansell, Founder

Ashley Culley 

Seth Gamba


Susan Brown, Jessie Lewis, Perry Holbrook, 

Tricia Hardy, Michael Tompkins, Susie Hines, 

Shalunda Fincher, Mary Vavra, Joel Schroter, 

Jennifer Aikey, Clay Rogers, Nicole Thompson, 

Sheldon Fisher, Teresa Hoebeke, Young Kim, 

Corie Benton, Jacob Bitinas 


For Specific questions related to each camp, feel free to contact a camp director:

Upbeat! is a exciting and fun day camp that will help you learn more about your instrument, improve your playing, and make you a more confident player.  Our camp faculty are some of the top orchestra directors from Cobb and Fulton counties.  They design the camp to be challenging but also lots of fun!  It’s the perfect cure for the “summertime blues!”

Upbeat! is a string camp for students entering middle school through high school seniors. Younger students may be welcomed if they have at least 2 years experience on their instrument, and are able to read music proficiently. Students who are more advanced or are in high school will be placed in the Upbeat! Academy. The Academy focuses on higher-level study for the most advanced and mature musicians.

East Cobb

July TBD, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Hightower Trail Middle School

3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd

Marietta, GA

Site director

Ashley Culley


West Cobb

July TBD, 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd. NW, Kennesaw, GA

Site director

Clare Mansell


North Fulton

July TBD, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Taylor Road Middle School

5150 Taylor Road 

Johns Creek, GA

Site director

Seth Gamba