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 Summer Chamber Music Workshop


Due to COVID-19 the 2021 Chamber Music Workshop has been reimagined to a virtual week of lessons, workshops, and exciting guest artists masterclasses.

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Over five highly focused days, serious string and piano pre-college and college students in the U of 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 of 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.


Audition Guidelines

Total audition time at least 10 minutes

  • Strings (violin, viola, cello):
    • One movement of solo Bach
    • One movement of contrasting style
  • Piano
    • 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


David Salness (Professor of violin/chamber music at University of Maryland)
Supported by the Thomas D. Dee II Endowment


Hasse Borup 




Application deadline: May 1st, 2021

Chamber Music Workshop
June 14-18, 2021

Last Updated: 7/16/21