Summer Chamber Music is a music education program of Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts education organization. Each summer, twelve students join four artist faculty for a week-long intensive chamber music experience at a luxurious retreat in Big Bear Lake, California that concludes with a series of thrilling concerts at venues throughout Orange County, California.
Our 2018 retreat and festival performance dates are tentatively set for Sunday, July 29, 2018 through Saturday, August 4, 2018, with concerts the following week. The online application opens on October 1, 2017. Festival dates are subject to change until December 2017.
In addition to our summer festival, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Chamber Music Sessions, a regular gathering for the reading of major works in the string quartet repertoire for advanced high school, college-age, and community instrumentalists, offered entirely free of charge.
A number of the professional pictures and videos you see on this were taken by our dear friend and colleague, Jennifer Lynn. For concert photography and video, she is one of the best in the industry in Southern California, and we recommend her work very highly.