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The 2014 Ashland Chamber Music Workshop

Although the period for submitting an application for summer 2014 has closed you may apply to be put on a wait list. It is important for the workshop to balance instrumentation and ability level. Currently we have a shortage in horn and bassoon. With more applicants on those instruments we can accept any oboist on the wait list. There are still a few spots available for strings, piano, horn and bassoon.

Apply by clicking here.

If you have been accepted, invoices will be emailed between by April 15 through 30.

If you haven't heard from us please contact the workshop at

The workshop phone number is 541.708.1214

Week 1 July 13-18

Week 2 July 20-25

FEES for 2014

  Tuition Week 1
  Tuition Week 2
  Single Room* $375
  Double Room per Person* $275
  Meal Card breakfast and dinner* $110
  Parking* $30

 *2013 fees, 2014 fees TBA

Spend a week playing the best chamber music with friendly people and distinguished coaches in scenic Ashland, Oregon.

Featuring one of the largest chamber music collections. The library is not for lending but you may view our collection here ... the Music Library list

The Ashland Chamber Music Workshop offers you a week of intensive chamber music rehearsing, coaching and performing. The music library is one of the most outstanding anywhere, the renowned coaching staff are friendly and dedicated. Know for the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is an artistically vibrant community–a spectacular place to vacation.

Representative Workshop Schedule  (2013)

Click here for Week 1 Schedule

Click here for Week 2 Schedule

Sunday-Arrival Day

For driving directions to Ashland click here

For a campus map click here

If you are arriving at the Rogue Valley International Airport, click here for shuttle information to Ashland. You want to be dropped of at the SOU campus at Cox Hall.

If you are staying on campus, when you arrive on Sunday go to COX HALL.  You should park in the Cox Hall parking lot and enter the building at the parking lot level.  Check in will be in a classroom on the lower level of Cox Hall—signs will be posted.  The Housing Staff will be there to check you in from 3—5PM.  There you will get your room assignment, key, parking permit (if you purchased one) and meal card. Sunday dinner is included. If you arrive after the check-in time there will be a posting of room numbers and you can find your keys in your unlocked room.  After you have checked in to your room go to the Music Building for registration.


From 3PM until 5PM you may arrive at the Music Building and complete your workshop registration. You may reserve a locker at that time. After you registered, have dinner and return for the Sunday general session meeting. If you are late arriving please give us a call at 541.708.1214 to let us know when you'll arrive.


The general session meeting in the Music Recital Hall on Sunday evening at 7:00PM.  At the meeting we will review workshop procedures, introduce the staff and answer questions.  There will be a chamber orchestra reading on stage following the meeting. After the reading the library will be open for you to freelance, check out lockers, or finish your registration (please try do this BEFORE 7PM meeting).  The chamber orchestra is a chance to get acquainted and play music you will not perform during the week.


THE DAILY SCHEDULE Monday through Friday

7:00 -   8:30 AM Breakfast (Cascade)

8:30 - 10:00 AM Rehearsal (Music Building)

10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee/snack Break in the lobby

10:30 - 11:30 AM Rehearsal

11:30 -   1:00 PM  LUNCH   (Stevenson Union)

1:00 -   2:30 PM Rehearsal

2:40 -   2:55 PM   Break - TURN IN MUSIC

3:00 -   5:15 PM   PROGRAM



5:00 -   6:30 PM  Dinner (Cascade)

7:00 - 10:00 PM your time for "free-lancing", attend Oregon Shakespeare, or REST



Participants are given a different music assignment each day. Instrumentation and personnel are varied as much as possible. The coaching staff is comprised of musicians from throughout the United States who are talented chamber music performers and experienced chamber music teachers.

Each group is coached throughout the day and presents a short (5 minute) performance, sharing the music with others.

Evenings are free for "freelancing," using personal music or that of our extensive library; or for enjoying the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, other theater, live music, art galleries, or shopping.


Click here for frequently asked questions


To see a description and photos of the daily activity from 2009 Workshop click here.

To see daily activity from the 2010 workshop click here.

To see daily activity from the 2011 workshop click here.

To see daily activity from the 2012 workshop click here.

See photos of past workshop at this link