Play Week West offers adult amateur musicians a week of concentrated ensemble playing and musical camaraderie along with outstanding coaching in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Individuals with moderate to advanced abilities and pre-formed groups of any level are accepted. We admit mostly strings but can also accept a few wind players. Repertoire is assigned in advance. There are two coached sessions daily, special topic sessions, informal ensembles, and participant and faculty concerts. The workshop culminates in the participants’ second recital on Saturday late afternoon, followed by a group dinner celebration. The beautiful campus of the University of Denver is home to the Chester M Alter Arboretum.