April 6, 2010

Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program

Youth Program Group Photo 2016

Registration open NOW for 2020 CSW!

Eventbrite - 2019 Creative Strings Workshop Columbus - Youth Program

June 30th – July 3rd, 2020

Willis Education Center

The Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program provides an affordable opportunity for string players ages 10-15 based near Columbus, Ohio to study fiddle styles, blues, rock, world music, and jazz with master artists from around the world. They will learn about arranging and composing, how to amplify and play electric instruments, improvise their own solos, and try many new approaches to music making.

You’ll be working with world-renowned artists, and we encourage a non-competitive, non-intimidating atmosphere to allow everyone to have fun and learn to the best of their ability without pressure.


Tuesday – Thursday (June 30th – July 3rd, 2020)

  • 12:45 pm – Arrive and check in
  • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Orchestra rehearsal with breaks
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Interactive workshop
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Observe Artist Performance


  • 12:45 pm – Arrive and check in
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Orchestra rehearsal with break
  • 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Interactive workshop with Guest Artist (to be announced)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Youth Concert for parents and public in Willis Auditorium


Check-in will happen on June 30th. The first class will begin at 1:00pm. Please make sure your students have eaten lunch. They can bring snacks if they like.

Parents are welcome to attend and hang out, observe, or participate in any way. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know!

Questions? Call Christian at 614-332-8689 or email chris@christianhowes.com

During their week at the Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program, students will participate in ensemble rehearsals and master classes exploring jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, and other styles. No previous improvisation experience is necessary, but students should have a basic reading level for music. Advanced students age 14 or older may want to consider the Adult program, which is more intensive.

Eventbrite - 2019 Creative Strings Workshop Columbus - Youth Program

string students learning improvisation at the violin summer camp in columbus


Creative Strings thanks the greater Columbus Arts Council, the City of Columbus, and the Mayor of Columbus for their support.

Ohio Arts CouncilGreater Columbus Arts Council

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors for their support towards scholarships and/or other associated costs:

Yamaha D'AddarioLoft Violin Shop