CSMA Summer Workshops

Summer workshop for Preparatory Strings, Ensemble Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony

The Community School of Music and the Arts is proud to offer this outstanding and rewarding program for young chamber orchestra and symphony musicians. Now in its thirteenth year, this workshop includes full daily sessions of courses and ensembles for all chamber strings, winds, brass and percussion and Youth Symphony.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. A minimum of three years playing experience is required for Chamber Orchestra participants. The Youth Symphony auditions will be held for advanced students with five or more years playing experience.

The 10-day, Monday through Friday Summer Workshop offers exceptional instruction in the areas of music history, theory, composition and performance focusing on specific chamber music literature, technique and ensemble performance. Workshop participants may choose from a variety of electives: Beginning Conducting, Master classes, Ear Training, Performance Anxiety, and Wind & Brass Ensemble..

The Summer Workshop will conclude with a Chamber Music Concert in the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall. The Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony Concert will be in University Hall. Both performances are free and open to the public.

The Preparatory Strings Ensemble is for string players (violin, violin, cello and double bass) with a minimum of 1-2 years playing experience.

Students will participate daily from 9 a.m.-noon in the Preparatory Stings Ensemble, Music Appreciation and Music Theory classes. The Preparatory Strings Workshop will conclude with a final summer workshop joint performance with the Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony on Sunday, August 10 at 3 p.m. in University Hall.

Early registration is available until June 1. Application deadline is June 30th.

Registration fee is $300 for Preparatory Strings and $500 for Chamber Orchestra/Youth Symphony.

For applications received after June 1, 2014 the fee is $325 for Preparatory Strings and $525 for Chamber Orchestra/Youth Symphony.

Auditions are not required for Preparatory Strings students.

Please call Bonnie Bell at (909) 748-8697 or email at for an audition appointment to secure placement in the Chamber Orchestra or Youth Symphony. 

2012 Summer Workshop Photos!

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