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May 13, 2011

Sample Creative Strings Workshop

Teaching jazz improv through a jazz violin lessonStudents learn jazz violin through a big group lesson

Learning jazz strings in a lessonA group learns jazz improv outside

8th CSW is set for June 21 to 26, 2011!

The Creative Strings Workshop and Festival offers youth and adult string players a unique opportunity to study improvisational music through rehearsals, jams, masterclasses, clinics, and concerts, all while playing alongside great string artists in jazz, fiddle styles, rock, hip hop, avant garde, latin styles, and more! . June 21 to 26, 2011 marks the 8th annual camp in Columbus, Ohio. Register now!

Reputation proceeds many of the teachers at the Creative Strings Workshop. Others you’ll have to see to believe. Confirmed so far are: Marcelo Vieira, Billy Contreas , Jason Anick, Claudio Peña, Hamilton Hardin, Cedric Easton, and Christian Howes.

What are you waiting for? Sign up! Come to get a push forward in your playing and musical understanding, get motivated and inspired, and become a part of an incredibly supportive and creative community of artists like yourself.




Creative Strings Workshop students plays jazz violin

Creative Strings Workshop Adult Program


Student learns jazz cello in a group jazz lesson

Creative Strings Workshop Youth Program


The Creative Strings Workshop will be held at Columbus College of Art and Design

107 North 9th Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-9101

Stay posted!

Christian Howes teaches jazz strings to students

Watch out for more updates on 2011 CSW faculty lists, performance venues, and registration. The 8th CSW will be bigger and more exciting! In the meantime visit the CSW 2010 pages to have an idea what’s in store for you:

CSF Final Performance Schedule
Youth Program Master Schedule
Faculty List
CSF Press

The Creative Strings Workshop teaches jazz violin and jazz improv

Registration now open!

CSW Youth Registration
CSW Youth Registration
Price: $145.00


Any questions? Email Christian directly at chris@christianhowes.com

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