This year, applications are being taken online only. Please contact ahead, if interested. (The website states that deposits are due by May 12, but this will be extended by a couple of days, due to the short time before the workshop.)
Play Week East offers amateur musicians four and a half full days of concentrated ensemble playing with outstanding coaching in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Individuals with moderate to advanced abilities and pre-formed groups of any level are welcome to apply. We admit mostly strings, but also accept some wind players. Repertoire is assigned in advance. There are two coached sessions daily, special topic sessions, informal evening ensembles, and participant and faculty concerts. The lovely campus of Rider University is 10 minutes south of Princeton. The workshop culminates in the participants’ recital on Saturday in the early afternoon.