Adult Chamber Music 5-day Workshop

Time & Location

  • Jul 3-7, 2023
  • 9:00 am
  • Washington Conservatory of Music Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park Glen Echo, MD 20812 US

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About the Workshop

Come to the Nation’s Capital for the 4th of July and play chamber music to celebrate! Make music with fellow chamber music enthusiasts at the Washington Conservatory’s site in the lovely unique historic setting of Glen Echo Park – an arts and cultural center in Glen Echo, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. located about 9 miles northwest of DCs downtown area. For strings and piano, with winds – flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon – accommodated if possible. (Wind players please call first.) Intermediate, Advanced and Professional level players . Minimum age 18. Pre-formed groups are welcome. Participants of similar levels will be assigned to two ensembles (morning and afternoon – 9 am to 3 pm) and coached by cellist Tobias Werner ( and pianist Audrey Andrist ( and others. Lunch-time brown bag topical discussions with coaches.

Typical Day / Schedule

9 am – 10:30 am –  1st group with coach
10:30 – 11:30 – 1st group rehearsal time
Loquacious Lunches
11:30 – 12:30 –  (byo brown bag lunch) in recital room or outside at park picnic tables under a tent – weather permitting
Q & A with coaches on topics such as:
  • Stories from the stage; how to expect the unexpected
  • When a dot isn’t a dot – interpreting by composer
  • Helpful hints for performance nerves
  • To cue or not to cue; chamber music tips
12:30 – 2 pm – 2nd group with coach
2 pm – 3 pm – 2nd group rehearsal time
Evening options
3 pm – 5 pm- stroll the park, ride the carousel, adjourn next door to the Irish Inn & Pub, private practice time
5 pm – 10 pm? – dinner (on your own) and optional chamber music sight-reading as late as you like

Glen Echo Park, a former National Chautauqua Assembly, and former amusement park, is now a vital arts community where you can still ride the Denzel Carousel, visit galleries, see a puppet show, dance to live music in the Spanish Ballroom, take a picnic, stroll by the creek, or watch a glass blowing demonstration. For out-of-towners we are happy to recommend hotels and holiday festivities. The Washington Conservatory is conveniently located right next door to the Irish Inn at Glen Echo restaurant and pub! ( ) Sandwich lunches available from Pralines. For more information: or call 301-320-2770. We are happy to speak with you and answer any questions. Ask for Kathy Judd, violinist and Executive Director. $463. plus $15 park fee.


  • Chamber mixed winds & strings
  • Chamber mostly string
  • Older Adults
  • Pre-formed groups accepted

Event Organizer

Kathy Judd 301-320-2770