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Beyond the Notes String Chamber Music Workshop

High school and college students focus on skills during this five-day intensive chamber music workshop focused on developing musicianship skills – the listening, rhythmic and ensemble skills that go into making chamber music.

Students study repertoire with USC music faculty in small chamber ensembles and together in a chamber orchestra culminating in a performance on the last day.

Each day is divided between chamber music coachings, rehearsals, master classes, chamber orchestra and private lessons. A jazz strings session with faculty Bert Ligon, director of Jazz Studies is also included.

A teacher recommendation is required to participate, and limited scholarships are available.  

Workshop dates: June 8 – 13, 2014 

Application deadline: May 8, 2014 – Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. Students will be notified of acceptance on or before May 20, 2014.

Cost: $400 ($375 family discount)

Application fee: $50  

Room and board: $275; Optional meal plan: $85

Payment due: June 1, 2014

To apply: Fill out and return the downloadable application, the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and a tape or CD of 5-10 minutes of your performance on your major instrument (or proof of inclusion in your Allstate ensemble). A recording is required if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.


For more information, email Rebecca Hunter.


 Beyond the Notes Faculty