Chaparral Chamber Music Workshop
Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4, 2017

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Ave
Prescott, AZ 86303


Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble- Stefanie Gardner, clarinet, Dr. Andrew O’Brien, piano; Dr. Katherine Shields, viola/violin

Enjoyable weekend workshop in historic Prescott features mountain air, homemade meals and great music for piano, string, percussion, woodwind & brass players age 15 onwards.

Players will read enjoyable music and experience new repertoire through informal performances, all in a relaxing, collegial atmosphere. Musicians will play several pieces of different instrumentation and leave with fresh ideas for repertoire to explore over the coming year.

The Chaparral Chamber Music Workshop has adopted a new format similar to the long-running Humboldt, CA workshop. In each session block, participants convene in their assigned group, read through 2-5 movements or pieces selected for them, and choose one on which to focus. At the session’s end groups convene in the common space to play five minute segments of their chosen work for each other. After a refreshment break, players gather in their next group with new repertoire. Three “Chamber Clinics” - non-playing sessions on musical topics - allow players to rest their fingers and stretch their minds.

The Chamber Music Workshop culminates in a Celebration Concert Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 pm. Participants are welcome to perform a previously prepared piece (piano accompaniment is available) or a piece they explored during the workshop. The faculty, Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble, will also perform.

For information email or phone 480-980-6516

The Program fee of $195 includes coaching, sheet music, tee shirt, great experience and great fun!

Seventh Roadrunner Ensemble is on the Teaching Artists Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

The Chamber Music Workshop is made possible through the generosity of ACMP-The Chamber Music Network.


  • Course Fee: $195
  • If participant is under 18 on June 4, 2017, and participant has a Prescott Mailing Address, Acker Trust Fund Scholarship applies: subtract $40
  • Do not let the fee prevent you from applying. A limited amount of scholarship funds are available and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Dr. Katherine Shields at or 480-980-6516
  • Teachers attending will be given a certificate for 13.5 clock hours of workshop attendance for Chamber Music Workshop

Workshop Registration will be available soon!