SFEMS’s Classical Workshop returns!

July 5-11, 2015 at St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA.

This year’s theme: “Quartets and More”

classical workshop performers

A trio performs at the 2013 Classical Workshop.

The Classical Workshop is America’s only workshop dedicated to late 18th-century performance practice. We meet for one week in July to explore string chamber music of the Classical era. Morning and afternoon coaching sessions by the New Esterházy Quartet are followed each evening by informal performances of the day’s repertoire. Private instruction and colloquia on bowing and fingering complement our program. The workshop invites string players of all ages and abilities. Pre-formed ensembles are welcome too.

Questions? Contact co-directors Kati Kyme and William Skeen at

FACULTY: The New Esterházy Quartet – Kati Kyme, violin; Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, violin and viola; William Skeen, cello

Dates, Deadlines, and Fees

Tuition: $580 before April 30, $630 May 1 or later
Full Room and Board: $432
Lunches and Dinners only (no room): $180
Lunches only (no room): $75
SFEMS/EMA/ARS member discount: $10

Please contact the SFEMS Office to register if you are an EMA or ARS member and not also a SFEMS member.

Tuition assistance is available–visit the Scholarships page for more information.

Registration is now available!

Additional questions regarding fees, logistics, or other matters? Contact Katie Hagen, Workshop Administrator, at