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Dear Fellow String Players,

Friday, May 15, 2015 (postmarked) is the EARLY BIRD deadline to register for these amazing summer workshops at a reduced rate. Final deadline is June 12, 2015. Take advantage now to participate in what is going to be a truly fabulous, fun, educational & musical experience. Simply go to registration page and print form in word or pdf.

Contact Sue at if you have any questions.

UPDATES (Ride share, audit cello focus, Ross Hill, and Bursary)

Registrations are flowing in from BC and Calgary, let me know if you are interested in a ride share and I will see what I can do.

New students to the Cello now have the opportunity to AUDIT the mornings of CELLO FOCUS for $15/day, or $40 for all 3 days. Observing the sessions can be truly helpful for your cello journey as it can improve your playing now and the information you hear and see will be familiar to you in the future as you progress. Contact Sue at

Ross Hill, Luthier from Aeolian Strings in Calgary will be on site for a few days during Chamber Strings Week to fix instruments and re-hair bows. He will also give a talk on Instrument care on Monday.

BURSARY available: There are funds available from sponsorship by NELSON BREWING CO. with other sponsorships pending. Please submit a request for a partial scholarship to Sue at CELLO FOCUS PROGRAM: will be a three day intensive workshop geared towards those cellists that want to hone in on technique and a deeper understanding of the instrument.

The 3 Days will feature Technique sessions, Master classes, and ensemble playing. It will be taught by Cellists Jeff Faragher and Judy Fraser. Groups are formed according to skill levels.

NEW: Students (even at a beginner level) are invited to AUDIT the mornings of Cello Focus.

$15 per day (AM session) or $40 for all 3 days.

Schedule will be posted soon!

Each day will include:

Warm up, Large Ensemble, smaller pre-formed ensembles, sectionals with coaching

private and group practice time opportunites

1 lesson per registrant during the week with faculty, Jeff Faragher and Jeff Plotnick

Clinics with guest artists and clinicians (see program page on this site for details)

Monday afternoon with Judy Fraser at 3-4:30

Tuesday afternoon with Bessie Wapp at 3-4:30

Wednesday morning with Amy Zanrosso at 11:30-1pm

* Luthier- Ross Hill from AEOLIAN STRINGS in Calgary will be on site for a couple of days at beginning of week to fix instrument problems, re-hair bows and to give a talk on instrument care on Monday at 1:30

Evening group activities such as concerts (M & W) and lakeside jam on Thursday

Final student performance on Friday afternoon

Schedule will be posted soon! Check back

"We know this is going to be a fabulous summer sharing our love of string playing with each other. We have a top notch line up of instructors and clinicians to bring the students a unique and invigorating musical experience."

Musically, Jeff Faragher Music and Artistic Director, Symphony of the Kootenays

Director, Mountainside Chamber Music M.Mus., McGill University MBA, University of Alberta 250-505-2508 *Innovate, Perform, Inspire*


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