Christian Howes' Creative Strings Workshop is an
intimate and realistic learning experience for any aspiring
string player. This year's camp will be held June 29 - July 5 at
Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio.
Through clinics, community
outreach performances, one-on-one coaching, gigs at popular clubs, and
public and private jam sessions, participants immerse themselves in an
intense week of experimentation and experience with nearly every genre
of improvisation-based music.
The workshop's high level of
energy and musicianship is fueled by its world class faculty as well as
its passionate, accomplished, and supportive participants.
addition to Christian Howes,
past instructors have included: cellist Dana
Leong, violinist Rob Thomas,
arranger/pianist Bert Ligon,
pianist/composer Daniel Kelly,
bassist Chris Berg, and drummer
Cedrick Easton -- plus
Alex Hargreaves, and more!
Also joining is a seasoned battery of rhythm section players
and bandleaders for professional accompaniment.
Is the Workshop Right for Me?
If you have a passion for your instrument and want to
learn from the best, the Creative Strings Workshop is for you.
Workshop participants include talented music students, teachers and
professional string players.
In addition to
learning and performing, you will engage in spirited,
after-official-hours collaboration and jamming with other students and
faculty members. This is the kind of "old school" musical mentoring and
riotous creative support that is nearly non-existent in the professional
musical world today - but vital training that will compel creative
The Creative Strings
Workshop is designed for students age 18+. Younger students may
participate with parental supervision. Parents,
please write to
email@example.com to set up a
time to discuss your son/daughter's desire to attend the Workshop.
What Does it Cost?
Tuition is only $650 ($625 for alumni)ifyou register by
April 15, 2009. After April 15, the cost is $675
for all attendees. Workshop
participants will pay for their dorm room and food separately.
Attention students who
will be driving - a discount may be available on your registration
if you will allow other students to carpool with you while at the
Workshop. You can note on the registration form if you can do
this and you will then be contacted (but make sure to complete your
registration and pay first - discounts will come in the form of a refund).