Summer Chamber Music Workshop 2022

Summer Workshop 2022 - Placement Auditions - Date TBD             

Tentative Date - Subject to Change

Sacramento Youth Symphony is proud to offer the 32nd Annual Summer Chamber Music Workshop. Founded in 1990, the summer session of the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Workshop offers an intensive week of ensemble playing, introducing young musicians, ages 7-12 (Week 1) and 11-19 (Week 2), to chamber music literature and rehearsal techniques. This program offers individualized coaching with professionals in the performance field, as well as a festival concert including all participants at the conclusion of the Workshop.

Placement Auditions will be held by video audition.  All students will be asked to submit a video audition in lieu of a live audition for this session.  Video Auditions will be due by TBD.

Claire Tatman

Director, SCMW

Audition Requirements: Applicants will be expected to play a scale (major scale - one octave for Week I and two-three octaves for Week II) and a solo piece that best represents their playing ability (no longer than 3 mins).  

Click Here for Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions for Returning Week II Students. If the video is not presented by deadline, the student will be unenrolled from the program.

All prospective students should register for the program by April 15, 2022.  All registrations are considered conditional until after the audition results have been delivered. At the time of registration, you will be asked to pay a $25.00 deposit and a $4.95 account fee.  You will also be asked to set up a tuition payment plan on autopay.  The tuition will be split into two equal payments and billed on 5/10/22 and 6/10/22.  If you choose to cancel your registration you must do so before May 1st, 2022.  If for any reason we are unable to accommodate your musician or need to cancel the program due to COVID restrictions, a refund of tuition will be granted (less audition + account fee) even if the registration cancellation date has passed.

A limited number of scholarships are available, as well as tuition assistance for those who qualify. The tuition assistance application is included as an option on the registration form.

Once you have registered, students should refer to the Video Audition Requirements and Submission Instructions link above and submit a video by April 25th.  If the video is not presented by deadline, the student will be unenrolled from the program.

Deposit & Account fee due upon registration.   Tuition Payment Plan:  Payments Drafted on

5/10/22 and 6/10/22.

Week 1:  TBA
St. Anthony Church: 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tuition: $280 + $4.95 account fee

This half-day preparatory program is suitable for string students ages 7-12 who have played their instrument as least one full year, offering a technique class, small ensemble coaching, and string orchestra rehearsals. A mentoring program will be in place for advanced students who will spend the morning assisting with the preparatory program and the afternoons in side-by-side sight-reading sessions with faculty artists.

Deposit & Account fee due upon registration.   Tuition Payment Plan:  Payments Drafted on

5/10/22 and 6/10/22.

Week 2: July TBA


10:00 am – 4:30 pm  

Outdoor Concerts: Chamber Music Showcase, TBA
Festival Concert, TBA 

Tuition: $430 + $4.95 account fee


This program is suitable for ages ranging from 11-19 with at least two years of experience on their primary musical instrument. Instruments accepted into this program are violin, viola, cello, string bass. 

Students are grouped into trios, quartets, and quintets according to age and musical proficiency. These groups are coached in rehearsal and performance techniques and are taught how to work independently on musical interpretation and general ensemble playing. There are three string orchestra levels, with placement determined by age and skill level. All students have the opportunity to perform with their chamber groups and in the Festival Concert.