Designed For
Advanced and intermediate string musicians at or above the Suzuki Book 3 level or equivalent who are looking for a music day camp experience in the mid-Willamette Valley
Register by June 8, 2015
Session I: July 6 - 11, 2015
Session II: July 13 - 18, 2015
On-site at Oregon State University and Ashbrook Independent School
$400 per session plus a $50 registration fee; need-based scholarships available
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REGISTRATION FOR THE OSU CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED. We will open registration for next year's workshop in winter 2016. 



This workshop is offered to advanced and intermediate players in sessions I and II

Develop your talent this summer at Oregon State University’s Summer 2015 Chamber Music Workshop, a camp for string students ages 10 to 21, held in Corvallis at Oregon State University and Ashbrook Independent School. Explore the world of chamber music with a distinguished faculty of Oregon’s top string players. Benefit from coaching, sight-reading, supervised practice, master classes, and opportunities to perform with ensembles in informal concerts. Enjoy exploring the OSU campus during fun group activities.

This workshop is offered to advanced and intermediate players in sessions I and II. Enrollment is selective and limited to 40 students in each session. See audition requirements on the application requirements page.

Students fourteen and older may register in our residential option on the OSU campus. View the residential options tab for details.

Scholarships are available for both high merit and demonstrated financial need.

Please Note

As of June 4th, we are ONLY ACCEPTING ONE WEEK APPLICATIONS for the following:

Session I: 

-Advanced Viola, Cello, Violin

Session II:

- Advanced Violin

- Intermediate Viola, Cello

As of June 4th, we are ONLY ACCEPTING TWO WEEK APPLICATIONS for the following: Advanced Violin

Applications for other instruments that are submitted after June 4th will not be considered. 


We will begin accepting audition recordings on March 2, 2015.

Prospective students pay a $50 application fee, refundable if a student is not accepted into the workshop.

Please note: minimum student proficiency for the intermediate level of this camp is set at Suzuki Book 3 (or equivalent). This workshop is not affiliated with the International Suzuki Association.

Application Materials and Audition Requirements:

  1. Completed online registration form.
  2. Teacher recommendation including teacher’s contact information
  3. If requesting financial aid, submit your scholarship application through our online registration form.
  4. Recorded audition (no piano accompaniment) sent to Jessica Lambert at
    • For Intermediate Level
      1. Two scales of your choice: one Major and one minor in two or three octaves (your choice)
      2. A solo piece (at the level of Suzuki book 3 repertoire or higher Total time: 5 minutes
  • For Advanced Level
    1. Two scales of your choice: one Major and one minor in three or four octaves (your choice)
    2. Two contrasting solo pieces: exposition of a concerto movement of and a selection of your choice. Total time not to exceed 12 minutes


Students who are 14 and older have the option to stay on the OSU campus for one or two weeks while they are attending the workshop. Please indicate on the online registration form if you are interested in this option and someone will be in touch with you with more details.

One week at Weatherford Hall on the OSU campus: $700.00 will include tuition, room & board. Two weeks at Weatherford Hall on the OSU campus: $1200.00 will include tuition, room& board. OSU's Planning Resources and Information for those interested in the residential option:

Check out this document for more information on the residence hall at OSU.

  • Jessica Lambert

    Jessica Lambert, artistic director of the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, teaches violin and viola at Oregon State University and is concertmaster with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra. Jessica previously played viola in the Oregon Symphony and violin in the El Paso Symphony. She was concertmaster of the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Ensemble and a featured soloist in the New Music series. Jessica is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. 

  • Rachelle McCabe

    Rachelle McCabe, executive director of the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, is a professor of music at Oregon State University. Rachelle has appeared in many chamber music festivals including the Victoria International Festival, The Highlands Festival in North Carolina, Chamber Music Northwest in Portland and the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis. She was a faculty member of The Seattle Piano Institute in 2012 and an adjudicator at the annual Hong Kong Festival in 2008 and 2012. She holds a doctorate from The University of Michigan, a master's from The Juilliard School and a bachelor's from The University of Washington.

  • Inés Voglar Belgique

    Violinist Inés Voglar Belgique was born to a Slovenian family in Venezuela, where she studied music under the program "El Sistema” and violin with Roberto Valdes.  She came to the United States in 1996 to complete her undergraduate and graduate studies from Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University with then-Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Andrés Cárdenes. Before joining the Oregon Symphony in 2004, she played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony as an extra musician, including national and European tours. Other orchestral distinctions include having been Guest Concertmaster of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in December 2007 and being a frequent Concertmaster of the Astoria Music Festival Orchestra. In September of 2012, Inés won the position of Assistant Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Symphony in a national audition. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Voglar Belgique has been a violinist in FearNoMusic for nine years and served as artistic Director from 2005-11, reaching out to collaborate with internationally acclaimed composers and presenting the music of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. In addition to private studio teaching, she is a faculty member at the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp, the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop and Portland Summer Ensembles. Besides her new appointment as conductor of the Young String Ensemble of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Ms. Voglar Belgique will join the faculty of Lewis and Clark College in the fall of 2015.

  • Paloma Griffin

    Paloma Griffin is the artistic director of FearNoMusic. Formerly Assistant Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony, Paloma has performed with the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra and Fresno Philharmonic. In 2012, Paloma was guest Concertmaster with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra.

  • Joël Belgique

    Joël Belgique has been principal violist of the Oregon Symphony since 1997 and is a faculty member at the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp and at Portland State University. This year he released his first solo album entitled Mid Century Modern. Joël is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

  • Nancy Ives

    Nancy Ives is principal cello of the Oregon Symphony and most recently has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony, Cascade Festival Orchestra, Clark College Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony. A member of FearNoMusic, Nancy is also a member of the Rovetti Quartet and Trio Arete, and has appeared with Chamber Music Northwest, Third Angle, New Music at Willamette, Music in Context, Friends of Chamber Music, the Oregon Symphony String Quartet and the Astoria Festival.

  • Ann Grabe

    Ann Grabe is principal cellist of both the Oregon Mozart Players and the OSU/Corvallis Symphony and plays with the Eugene Symphony and the Mozart's Magic Flutes and Cellophoria chamber ensembles. She also has a Suzuki cello studio in Corvallis and teaches at Oregon State University. She taught cello at two music schools in Germany and taught for seven years at l’Institut Musical Suzuki de Lyon; she has also taught teachers in France, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Scotland and England. Ann received a Musikerziehung and Aufbaustudium Diploma from the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, Germany, and a bachelor’s from Ithaca College.

  • Jason Duckles

    Jason Duckles is on faculty at Oregon State University and has recently been appointed Associate Professor of Cello and Orchestra at Willamette University. He has performed with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, members of the Beaux Arts trio and the Cleveland, Orion, Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets. He was awarded top prize in both the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Munich ARD International Competition.

  • Anthea Kreston

    Anthea Kreston is acting concertmaster of Portland Opera. She has won major awards as a violin soloist and as a chamber musician, including top prize at the Munich ARD International Competition and Concert Artists Guild. She performed worldwide with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Project. 

  • Anne Ridlington

    Anne Ridlington teaches in the Elementary Strings Program and at the Corvallis Waldorf School, gives private lessons and is a member with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Eugene Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players, often performing with the Corvallis Repertory Singers. She spent a year in the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, and a year in Santa Barbara, California, playing as a street performer. Anne is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music.

  • Michal Palzewicz

    Michal is a member of Trine, a virtuosic world-fusion band. Michal is a current company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and over the last four seasons has performed in The Pirates of Penzance, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The White Snake, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and She Loves Me. Michal was the founding member of the Elsner String Quartet, which performed in the United States at the 92nd St. Y, Merkin Concert Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and in England at Snape Proms Festival and Wigmore Hall. With the quartet Michal earned the Saunderson Award at the 52nd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and was the winner of the Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig. He studied with the Amadeus Quartet, Hugh Maguire, David Soyer, Julia Lichten, Michael Tree, Tomasz Strahl, Barbara Musiej and attended the Academy of Music in Warsaw and the Manhattan School of Music. Michal is the principal cellist of the Rogue Valley Symphony, founding member of the Palzewicz Ensemble, and currently teaches cello at Southern Oregon University.

  • Faina Podolnaya

    Ms. Podolnaya earned a Diploma in Music Studies from Konotop School, a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Teaching from Karaganda College of Music; and a Master's Degree in Music Teaching and Performance from the Kazakhstan State University. She was the leading violin teacher at the most prestigious music school in most prestigious music school in Kazakhstan, former republic of the USSR, the Music College for Gifted Children of Almaty State Conservatory. In addition, she was Dean of the Music Department in Prokofiev Music School in Almaty (the capital of Kazakhstan) for a number of years. Also included among her honors are the Excellence of Teaching medal from the government of Kazakhstan and her selection as Soviet Union Laureate Teacher of the Year. Ms. Podolnaya came to the US in 1999, to be reunited with her family. She settled in Ashland, Oregon, where she started a small private music studio for violin and viola students. Her stellar teaching skills soon placed her services in high demand once more. Since opening her studio in the US, increasing numbers of her students have become professional musicians. Many have entered professional music schools, and have become soloists and symphony players throughout the world. Ms. Podolnaya has served since 2000 as Associate Conductor of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) and has a private studio in Ashland, Oregon.

  • Noah Seitz

    Noah Seitz, a Corvallis native, completed his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2001. He then returned to Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oregon where he won the Music School 2003 Concerto Competition, performing Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo" Hebraic Rhapsody. He has participated in Master classes with Jeffrey Solo, Steven Isserlis, Zara Nelsova, The Tang Quartet, Ying Quartet, Emerson Quartet and St. Lawrence Quartet. Since 2003, he and his family have been residents of Keizer. He continues to teach in the Salem/Keizer area, and performs regularly with his wife, pianist Sara Greenleaf, the OSU Symphony, the Eugene Symphony, the Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series in Salem, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, Porland Cello Project, and various Oregon ensembles. Noah is adjunct professor of cello at Pacific University, where he coaches string quartets, and sits principal in the university orchestra. Noah went to University of North Texas, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Oregon, where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He studied with Carter Enyeart (UNT and UMKC) and with Steve Pologe (University of Oregon). He was a Clinician at the Kansas City Cello Clinic 1999-2002. Noah and his wife, Sara, have two musical daughters, Lilla and Clara. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, flying model (and real when he gets the chance) airplanes, and spending time with his huge extended family.

  • Abigail Stoughton

    Abigail Stoughton teaches viola and chamber music in Corvallis, and is principal violist with the OSU/Corvallis Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players. She has taught chamber music at the American University Preparatory Department and at Bemidji State University. Her professional playing engagements have included playing in a quartet residency program in Elmira, New York, the William and Mary String Quartet, the Metolius Quartet and many other ensembles throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

For students who are not admitted, there will be a 100% reimbursement of the application fee.

Cancelation deadlines:

  • Before July 1: 50% reimbursement of the application fee
  • After July 1: none of the application fee will be reimbursed

To participate in the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, students must be at least 9 years old. Proficiency at Suzuki level 3 (or equivalent) is a minimum requirement for the intermediate level at this day camp. For an idea of the expected proficiency level for advanced students, please see the required music selection for the recorded audition on the application requirements page. (Note: This workshop is not affiliated with the International Suzuki Association.)

Although we will be offering snacks, is up to students to bring their own lunch every day. We will be offering light refreshments on Saturday between 11AM-12PM at a pre-concert reception for parents and students.

Currently, the enrollment deadline is set for June 8, 2015. 

Although some of the workshop will take place at OSU and at Central Park, the workshop will begin and end every day at Ashbrook Independent School. The workshop hours are from 9:00am to 3:30pm for intermediate students and from 9:00am to 4:00pm for advanced students Monday-Friday and 9AM-1PM on Saturday. 

Students will perform at least twice, in one informal community concert and one formal concert at Ashbrook Independent School.