Summer Cello Workshop

Out of an abundance of caution due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Cello Workshop has been cancelled.  We're looking forward to the return of the Summer Cello Workshop in 2021.  In the meantime, we are continuing to offer remote cello lessons through our Community School of Music and the Arts.  For more information visit

July 20-25, 2020
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday (Cello Extravaganza Concert is at 2 p.m.)

The Summer Cello Workshop (SCW) began in 2017 as a collaborative effort led by Lucy Cahuantzi, while in her second year of graduate studies at University of Redlands. SCW is a comprehensive 6 day music program for young cellists.  The schedule is filled with private lessons, monitored individual practice time, cello ensemble coaching sessions, cello orchestra rehearsals and daily performance classes.  The week culminates with Masterclasses and a Cello Extravaganza Concert of student cello quartets and cello orchestra.

The cost for this day camp is $485 per student.  Early Bird Registration (with application postmarked and video submitted no later than May 20, 2020) is $475.  Housing is not available.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who have played the cello for a minimum of 2 years and are between the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to apply.  11 year olds may be given consideration with teacher recommendation.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for the Summer Cello Workshop, applicants will need to download, complete and submit the Summer Cello Workshop Application to the Community School of Music and the Arts.

It is also required that applicants submit a video audition to These submissions will be used to group students by playing level.  The video submission should include any current solo piece and a 2 or 3 octave major scale.  Informal cell phone video submissions are acceptable.

Registration will close once all spots are filled.


Full payment is due upon receipt of application.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given after June 16, 2020.

For more information email or call (909) 748-8844.