Join us this summer for our Chamber Music Intensive!





6-day chamber music intensive for string players of all ages.


"Chamber music is the most rewarding and important pathway to developing ensemble skills.  We are excited to bring student chamber groups together, and adult chamber groups together for a fun week of learning, community, and musical exploration."
-Dr. Christopher Luther


Individual string players with at least 2 years of music reading and playing experience, as well as pre-formed string chamber groups are welcome to apply. Participants will receive:


  • Daily Chamber Rehearsals and Coachings
  • Workshops and Presentations (optional)
  • Final Day Performance (optional)


      Tuition: $450/person. (Partial Scholarships Available)


      The $50 Non-Refundable Deposit is Included in this cost. Housing and meals are not included in the tuition cost and must be secured independently.

      To traveling participants: please inquire for housing options; LSCA may be able to make living arrangements!

      Limited spots - we are accepting a maximum of 16 applicants at this time; 8 violinists, 4 violists and 4 cellists total!

      Location: Rehearsals, Coachings, and all Events will take place at Luther Strings.



      Dr. Christopher Luther, violin and viola


      Yuka 'Ginny' Takeuchi, violin and viola



        Dates: June 13 - 18, 2022. Festival participants are expected to start the workshop activities on the morning of Monday, June 13th. Final festival activities (final concerts) will take place on the evening of Saturday, July 18th.

        Application deadline: June 1, 2022

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        Sample Schedule for LCSA Summer Intensive

        Monday - 6/13/22

        9:30am-10:30am: Division 1 Group Meeting - Logistics + Icebreakers

        10:30am-12:00pm: Division 1 Listening Session & First Reading

        12:30pm-1:30pm: FACULTY QUARTET REHEARSAL DEMO (Tips on How to Rehearse)

        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Group Meeting - Logistics + Icebreakers

        3:00pm-4:30pm: Division 2 Listening Session & First Reading

        Tuesday - 6/14/22

        9:30am-10:30am: Division 1 Workshop - Analyze & Interpret Your Piece

        10:30am-12:00pm: Division 1 Rehearsals/Coachings

        12:30pm-1:30pm: RESEARCH WORKSHOP (Composition and Composer Research Activity)

        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Workshop - Analyze & Interpret Your Piece

        3:00pm-4:30pm: Division 2 Rehearsals/Coachings

        Wednesday - 6/15/22

        9:30am-10:30am: Division 1 Workshop - String Quartet Score & Clef Reading

        10:30am-12:00pm: Division 1 Rehearsals/Coachings

        12:30pm-1:30pm: PERFORMANCE CLASS (Learn How to Give Constructive Feedback)

        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Workshop - String Quartet Score & Clef Reading

        3:00pm-4:30pm: Division 2 Rehearsals/Coachings

        Thursday - 6/16/22

        9:30am-10:30am: Division 1 Activity - Learning How to Play a Scale on String Quartet Instruments You Don't Play (Instruments Provided by Luther Strings)

        10:30am-12:00pm: Division 1 Rehearsals/Coachings


        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Activity - Learning How to Play a Scale on String Quartet Instruments You Don't Play (Instruments Provided by Luther Strings)

        3:00pm-4:30pm: Division 2 Rehearsals/Coachings


        Friday - 6/17/22

        9:30am-10:30am: Division 1 Workshop - Miniature Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp

        10:30am-12:00pm: Division 1 Rehearsals/Coachings

        12:30pm-1:30pm: PRESENTATION WORKSHOP (Instrument Setup and Checkup by Luther Strings Staff) 

        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Workshop - Miniature Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp

        3:00pm-4:30pm: Division 2 Rehearsals/Coachings


        Saturday - 6/18/22

        10:30am-11:30am: Division 1 Rehearsals/Soundcheck

        11:30am-12:00pm: DIVISION 1 STUDENT CONCERT

        12:00pm-1:00pm: DIVISION 1 FAREWELL PARTY

        2:00pm-3:00pm: Division 2 Rehearsals/Soundcheck

        3:00pm-3:30pm: DIVISION 2 STUDENT CONCERT

        3:30pm-4:30pm: DIVISION 2 FAREWELL PARTY