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Summer Chamber Music Workshop

June 13-17, 2022

Participate in a week of intensive IN-PERSON chamber music coachings, workshops, and exciting guest artists masterclasses. Learn from esteemed University of Utah violin faculty, absorb new angles of chamber music playing and be exposed to the knowledge of major international artists. Program is open for serious and dedicated violinists, violists, cellists and pianists ages 12-26. Format will be following current University of Utah COVID-19 safety protocol.


Audition based scholarships will be available for individual applicants or preformed groups. Sponsored by Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City. Questions? Contact


2022 Artist-in-Residence

David Salness (Professor of violin/chamber music at University of Maryland)

Violinist David Salness attained international recognition as a performing artist and teacher. He appeared in more than 25 countries and in 48 out of the 50 United States in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Salle Pleyel, and London’s Wigmore Hall. His performances are broadcast on National Public Radio, Radio France, Bavarian Radio, and the British and Canadian Broadcast Corporations. His recordings are found on the RCA, Telarc, and Centaur labels, amongst others.

Watch David Salness's virtual masterclass during last summer's 2021 Bach and Beyond Violin Intensive. 


Hasse Borup 


Kasia Sokol-Borup
Blanka Bednarz
Vedrana Subotic
Elliott Cheney
Tim McMurray

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Audition Video Requirements/Guidelines

Total audition time at least 10 minutes

One movement of solo Bach, one movement of contrasting style.  Send video links directly to

Strings (violin, viola, cello)

  • One movement of solo Bach
  • One movement of contrasting style


  • Two pieces of contrasting style, preferably one by Bach and one from Romantic period.

Preformed Ensemble Repertoire

  • Two contrasting movements from the standard literature
  • One each from Classical and Romantic periods



"I have never learned so much in such a short time!" - Highline High School junior

"I loved playing with the other members of my group and the whole experience was amazing."- University of Wisconsin freshman

"The coachings and master classes were my favorite. I learned so much about playing chamber music!" - Durango, Colorado junior high student

“Incredible level of playing and instruction. I will definitely come back!”- Davis Junior High student


Previous Years... 

Over five highly focused days, serious string and piano pre-college and college students in the U's Summer Chamber Music Workshop will explore the fine art of chamber music playing under the expert guidance of School of Music string and piano faculty members, as well as dynamic guest artists. 

In addition to intensive coachings on the assigned repertoire, each participant will be involved in sessions designed to explore new and unique angles to musicianship and performance, such as improvisation, movement, conducting and singing. A typical daily schedule will include two coachings, one rehearsal and one group session or performance.

The workshop takes place in the outstanding performance facilities of David P. Gardner Hall on the U campus. The Summer Chamber Music Workshop offers a unique opportunity for the young artist to improve his or her musicianship in a professional setting and stimulating environment.

Pre-formed groups or individuals between the ages 13 and 26 are welcome to apply. Individual participants will be placed in groups by audition.



Last Updated: 5/4/22