Next CMNC Workshop

October 11-12, 2014

Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd.
(cross street: Richards Road)
Oakland, CA 94613

Details Soon

CMNC Workshop Venues (Locations, Maps, Motels)

"... you will be amazed at this architectural gem in the midst of an Oakland neighborhood right off 580. The campus is compact but varied. Atop a knoll, the campus is fairly flat, with parking plentiful and free." 
-- Bill Horne

Photo Tour of Mills College

Music Facilities at Mills

History of Music at Mills College

Mills Center for Contemporary Music (CCM)



Future Workshops

February 21–22, 2015:  San Francisco State
    Alexander String Quartet, performing coaches


Recommended: Adult Chamber Music Class at Crowden School

CMNClist - for announcements and to find fellow musicians to form groups

Newsletter Gem: Preparing for a workshop

CMNC's FAQs - Getting Started

ACMP's Self-Rating Guide for your playing level

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We wish to encourage our intermediate workshop applicants to consider pre-forming groups, which, although requiring a bit more effort, we feel really enhances both enjoyment and learning from our valued coaches.


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