Chamber Music Workshop
The HSU Chamber Music Workshop was established in 1958 and has been the longest-running workshop in California. Musicians from California and other states gather for a week of music-making.
Each day an assignment is given, each group is coached by a professional coach, and performs a 5-minute segment of the work in a program for the other participants. There are no master classes.
These are mixed instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, piano, horn) ensembles and the music ranges from baroque to contemporary to the occasionally hysterical.
There is plenty of time for freelancing during meals and after the daily program.
All workshop rehearsal and programs are informal.
The participants come from a wide range of backgrounds. Recent college graduates, working professionals, music educators, retirees, and many spouses come along for the week.