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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.

Beyond the Notes is now part of the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory.

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