2017 SUMMER STRING WORKSHOP
Theme: Sounds of Scotland
June 19 - June 23, 2017
The Summer String Workshop is a 5-day workshop designed to bring young string students together with distinguished teachers and musicians from the greater Pittsburgh area for an inspiring week of music making. Students are challenged in a supportive environment to cultivate musical growth by small and large ensemble participation, including orchestral playing and chamber music, singing and performing in the choir, and experiencing Scottish bagpiping music & Highland dance. Professional bagpiper, George Balderose, will perform as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Students are required to take a placement audition in person or submit a recording so chamber groups can be assigned and music sent out prior to the Workshop. Please prepare a solo piece and one scale. (piano accompaniment not required)
Live audition: Date Sunday, April 30th 2 - 5 pm (Students enrolled in the CMU Preparatory School are exempt from auditioning as their performance on the May recital will serve as their placement audition)
Please contact our office to schedule your audition: 412-268-3667.
At least 1-2 years of private instruction is required. Students must be able to read music fluently. Previous group or ensemble experience is highly recommended.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Summer String Workshop Brochure Registration form
Registration due by April 30, 2017. Limited scholarships based on financial need are available. Download here: (please check back soon for 2017 SSW scholarship forms)
*If submitting a Scholarship Form, a complete Registration Form must be submitted with your
Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts (#5 on the map),
Carnegie Mellon University
Students should bring lunch and a drink (refrigeration is not provided).
Students are expected to attend all daily classes, recitals, and the final concert.
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm in Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
Friday, June 23 at 3:00 pm, Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
The Summer String Workshop will conclude with performances by the Chorus, small ensembles, and the Sinfonia and Philharmonic Orchestras. Concerts are free of charge and open to all families and friends.
MaryBeth Schotting, violin coach, Director, Summer String Workshop
Daniel Meyer, Conductor, Philharmonic
Steve Ehrlich, Conductor, Sinfonia
Christiana Howell, Chorus Director
Katya Janpoladyan, cello coach, chamber music coach
George Balderose, Bagpiper
Brittany Maniet, Highland Dancer
Anne Moskal, violin coach
Olga Taimanov, violin and viola coach
Paula Tuttle, cello coach