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A Summer of Music

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Drawing musicians from around the region, participants have the opportunity to extensively study and practice music and the instruments they play at the Summer Workshop for Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony, and at specialized camps for pianists and harpists.

For outstanding young chamber orchestra and symphony musicians, the Community School of Music and the Arts is holding its 11th Summer Workshop for Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony, ending July 25.

The Summer Workshop will wrap up with a Chamber Music Concert and a Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony Concert to showcase what participants have learned.

The Chamber Music Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 23 in the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall. The Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25 in University Hall. Both performances are free and open to the public.

From July 26-August 6, the School of Music—the second oldest nationally accredited music program in California— will be alive with the sounds of the piano and harp.

Middle and high school-aged pianists will receive a comprehensive musical experience and get to tickle the ivories on the University’s recently acquired new Steinway grand pianos in the piano practice rooms.

The University also has large Steinway grand pianos in three of the performance venues and beautiful 9-foot German grand pianos in other performance halls.

They will be taught by many talented Redlands faculty members and graduate students.

learn more about Summer Piano Camp.

Harpists who are lower intermediate to advanced will have the opportunity to develop new skills in performance and to learn about the business of music, from professionals and teachers in the field who include camp coordinator and ensemble director Mary Dropkin.

She is the principal harpist for the Indian Wells/Desert Symphony, the Redlands Symphony, the Riverside County Philharmonic and the San Bernardino Symphony.

Discover more about Summer Harp Camp.

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He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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