October 19, 2017

Creative Strings Asheville Extension Workshop (2020)

July 7-12, 2020, Asheville, NC

The CSW Asheville Extension is an exclusive boot camp for string players and teachers seeking professional development. 

Space is limited to 15 participants. Secure a spot early as it will sell out.

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Also see workshops in Switzerland, and Columbus,

The Asheville extension includes private, small group, and full group lessons catered to advanced performers and teachers seeking transformative growth.

Participants work closely with Christian Howes throughout the event.


Creative Musicianship including Modal, Harmonic, and Rhythmic internalization, Free Improvisation, Arranging, Composition, Contemporary styles, and related subjects. 

The creation of original works during the week is highly encouraged.

Technical Proficiency- Technical skills and traditional concepts will also be addressed upon request and as needed.

Ensemble Playing- Small groups will break out to allow focus on comping and soloing in small groups.

Creative Strings Asheville

Pedagogical Development:

Teachers can use this curriculum to meet the national standards related to improvisation, composition, arranging, eclectic styles, and more.

Logistics and Details:

Lodging in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC, includes wi-fi, full kitchen, practice space, easy access to  mountain hikes, water holes, woods, rivers, and other attractions.

Tuition, lodging, and local ground transport is $1495. (Travel to Asheville and food are not included.)

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Ground transport from Asheville airport or bus station will be provided as needed. If flying through Charlotte or Greenville, there are shuttles available to Asheville.

Questions? Contact 614-332-8689 or chris@christianhowes.com

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Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to support music education through outreach, summer conference, and online curriculum.