Lake Michigan from Sleepy Hollow

Golden Chamber Music: Sleepy Hollow Weekends

Time & Location

  • May 19-22, 2022
  • All day
  • Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort 7400 North Shore Drive South Haven, MI 49090 US

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About the Play-In

Also Sept. 15-18, 2022

These weekends (a.k.a. “Sleepy Hollow” chamber music) are twice-per-year gatherings of midwest adult amateur chamber musicians at the Sleepy Hollow Resort a mile north of South Haven, MI.  They are relaxed, recreational gatherings “for the love of it” organized more than fifty years ago by Sam and Paula Golden, cellists from Hyde Park in Chicago. Some people come for the entire long weekend, others for only part. Normally, we have 40 – 60 players, mostly strings, generally a couple of pianists, and an occasional wind player. 

During the weekend we have seven chamber music sessions (Thursday evening through Sunday noon.) for which the co-organizers arrange the groups anew for each session. For most sessions each group decides what to play by consensus. On Saturday evening we have a pot luck supper generally followed by an unrehearsed orchestral “concert.” We have many very fine players, a number of them music educators and the playing level is generally pretty high. Many players have extensive chamber music experience. These weekends are great fun and most of the attendees return year after year.  While most participants are string players, pianists and wind players are welcome. Players arrive and leave when they must, but it is essential that we be aware of these times and to know for which sessions you plan to play.

Lodging and playing venues are at the Sleepy Hollow resort. Meals are on your own. Reservations for lodging contact Dale at Sleepy Hollow (269) 637-1127, dale@sleepyhollowbeach.com

For information regarding programming, and to sign up for a weekend, contact: Tom Morgan (440) 774-7298, or Alison Edwards (847) 863-8941,  See

Contact Tom to be added to our email list. The annual announcement is sent around March 1st each year.




  • Chamber mostly string

Event Organizer

Tom Morgan (440) 774-7298