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Covid-19 – Our Response

& Something New

With the current pandemic, Kammermusik Workshops has been obliged to cancel workshops for the time being, in common with most other organisations. The Oxford workshop in August 2020 is definitely cancelled. We may be able to run the Winter Workshop in Santa Fe in February and we are hopeful of running a Summer Workshop in 2021, in either Oxford or Santa Fe. Of course, this all depends on the extent to which the pandemic is controlled and ultimately on whether a vaccine can be found and delivered. We are reviewing the position every month, and will make our best efforts to restart the workshops when it appears safe to do so, understanding that national and international travel may be limited for some time and that some people may have additional advisory restrictions due to their age or state of health.

New Program — Online Teaching!

In the meantime, we are starting a new program of individual online lessons, in which we facilitate contact between our community of participants and our amazing group of coaches from the USA and the UK. And distance is no object for this activity! We hope that this will be musically useful to our community, will help to maintain the connections between players and coaches during the various lockdowns and, not least, will provide income for the coaches, who have seen much of their regular work and income disappear because of the pandemic.

We plan to have this program up and running by about the middle of May, when further details of the coaches involved and the process, along with technical advice, will be available on new web pages on this site, accessible here!

Chamber Music Workshops

2020 – Oxford Late Summer Workshop

  • Sadly, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, we have had to cancel this year’s Oxford workshop. Stay safe, stay well – and best wishes from everyone at Kammermusik Workshops!

2021 – Winter Workshops

  • Depending on the progress countering covid-19, we are hopeful our Winter workshop will be held over President’s Day weekend in February 2021, from Friday the 12th through Monday the 15th, at the IHM Conference Center in Santa Fe, NM (get to know IHM here). Registration will open in late 2020.

2021 – Summer Workshop

  • To be announced.

Need a recommendation? Have a look at what people have had to say about Kammermusik Workshops here.

We welcome your questions!  You can reach us via email here (kammermusikworkshops@gmail.com).

What is Kammermusik Workshops?

Kammermusik Workshops is a Santa Fe, NM, based not-for-profit organization in our 24th year of providing chamber music workshops for adult amateur musicians.

Our mission is to provide workshops that inspire artistic and personal growth supported by the highest quality professional coaches.

Instrumentation: woodwinds (including French Horns), strings and keyboards

Characteristics of our workshops: friendly, supportive, non-competitive, no stress, no auditions

Who comes to Kammermusik Workshops: 30 – 65 players from all over the USA and abroad, all enthusiasts, but who have other lives, too … nurses, physicians, physicists, computer specialists, lawyers, accountants, engineers, teachers, retired. The standards range from good amateur to professionals who want to broaden their chamber music experience. Here‘s what some of them have had to say over the years!

We provide a top-notch player experience at a very fair price, all in a relaxed, supportive environment, guided by quality professionals. Come join us and experience the beauty of the music! Financial assistance, in the form of workshop scholarships, is available.

Many of our workshops have been made possible through generous support of ACMP – The Chamber Music Network, and the Clinton B. Ford Fund of its ACMP Foundation, an organization that promotes chamber music activities for amateur musicians.

Kammermusik Workshops is excited to announce a reciprocal discount of 20% for our attendees who, within 18 months, attend the Ischia Chamber Music Festival. Or for Ischia players who join a Kammermusik Workshop. Please contact us at kammermusikworkshops@gmail.com for the details on the conditions of the discount, and learn more about the festival at https://ischiachambermusic.org/faqs/