2019 Summer Strings Workshop

The goal of UB Summer String Workshop is to expose players and music educators to the many facets of string playing in our current era. Through this six-day course, participants will be able to work intensively and improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. A certificate will be awarded to all participants who complete the course successfully.

Workshop activities will include hourly lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes, contemporary music workshop, string orchestra rehearsals, faculty recital, student recitals and string orchestra concert. Each student will receive at least one 60-minute lesson during the course of the workshop. Extra lessons can be arranged for an additional fee. Selected students and groups will peroform in student solo/chamber music recitals.


The UB Summer String Workshop is open to all string players of middle school age and above. We welcome both UB students and members of the community. Our audition requires two contrasting excerpts of any solo repertoire of no more than 10 minutes in total. To apply, submit an application form and either schedule a live audition via email or submit a recent recording by mail. A YouTube link or CD is preferred. If you wish to have your CD returned, please enclose a stamped envelope.

All applications are due June 1, 2019

You may submit your application form and CD by mail:

UB Summer String Workshop
220 Baird Hall
Department of Music
University at Buffalo
Buffalo NY 14260

Or send your application form via email to ubsummerstringworkshop@gmail.com and either schedule your live audition or include a YouTube link.

Fees and Payment

The fee is $405.

Payments are due by June 15th at 5 PM.

Payments can be made online through the following form.
Personal checks should be made out to "UB Foundation."



Date & Time

Thursday, June 27 – Tuesday July 2
9:00 am – 9:00pm


Please meet in B1 Baird Hall on Thursday, June 27 at 9:30am for orientation, which will include the introduction of faculty and staff members, room assignments and daily schedules. Orientation is followed by placement auditions for orchestra and solo recital and masterclass.

Rehearsals & Coaching
Rehearsals and coaching will be held in Baird Hall and Slee Hall rehearsal rooms, located on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo

All student concerts will take place in either Baird Recital Hall (250 Baird Hall) or Lippes Concert Hall (Slee Hall). The faculty recital on Tuesday, July 2 time and place to be determined.

Baird Hall

Slee Hall


Contact Us

Email: ubsummerstringworkshop@gmail.com

Telephone: (716) 645-2765