The York Symphony Orchestra will hold its 13th annual summer music camp, "My Opus Magnum," July 22-26 at Logos Academy in York.

The camp will offer youth musicians in grades 3 through 12 the opportunity to learn the steps of creating a song, preparing it on music manuscript and filling out the necessary forms to copyright the created material.

Head instructor for this year's camp is Chris Whittaker, a conductor, composer and pianist from York. Whittaker earned his bachelor's degree in composition from the Peabody Institute, and he recently completed his master's degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan. His music has been featured on 89.5 WITF.

Camp will conclude with a performance of each student's composition and pizza party. Each student will also receive two vouchers to a York Symphony Concert for the 2013-14 season.

Students of all levels of ability are encouraged to attend, however, it is suggested that they have some private lesson experience with the instrument of their choice.

The camp hours are 9 a.m. until noon, and the cost is $95 per student. A downloadable application can be found at the York Symphony Orchestra website: or by calling (717) 812-0717.