Next CMNC Workshop

SFSU - San Francisco State University

February 13–14, 2016

Alexander String Quartet, performing coaches

Details soon

Coach's request: measure-number your parts and score
List of total number of measures in each movement for many chamber works
How to number measures

SFSU - San Francisco State University's Parking, Directions, Maps
CMNC workshop venues, campus maps, motels

Morrison Artists Series (SF State)
Free chamber music concerts, with master classes and pre-concert talks
(see link for details)

Future Workshops

College of Marin, Kentfield.   May 28-29, 2016

Effective workshop participation requires

a reasonable level of technical competence and previous familiarity with chamber music. High technical proficiency can compensate to some extent for lack of chamber music experience, but sight-reading skill is essential.

  • We wish to encourage our intermediate players to consider pre-forming groups, which, although requiring a bit more effort, we feel really enhances both enjoyment and learning from our valued coaches.
  • True beginners are not likely to be adequately prepared for the experience of playing at the workshop.
  • If you are a beginner, we encourage you to form chamber groups at home in order to gain self-confidence and some familiarity with the literature before applying to play at an organized workshop.
    • After becoming part of a group, work on some music. Sight-read some, work in depth on some. Agree on a piece you've worked on in depth and sign up for a CMNC workshop as a pre-formed group, trio or larger.
    • Beginning chamber musicians can increase their chances of being accepted to a workshop if they come as a preformed group.
  • CMNC members receive a directory of all members, which will help you in forming groups for this purpose.
  • CMNClist is another good way to find fellow players.
  • CMNC also recommends the chamber music classes for adults at the Crowden school
  • To ensure a workable instrument balance, the workshop may have to set specific quotas of various instruments and playing abilities.
  • See Suggestions for Gaining Chamber Music Experience