Strings Retreat: For adult amateur strings players: a chamber music learning experience in Northern Ontario like no other!

2024 Strings Retreat is now accepting registrations for our upcoming event!

Aug 14-18, at Thorneloe University

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Participant comments from the 2023 retreat:

You all did a wonderful job with this retreat!! I learned so much.

Thank you for a great experience!

Overall it was great and I would love to return next year!

Please check out Strings Retreat on YouTube!

A typical day at Strings Retreat (based on past years)

All participants will be part of 1 ensemble and their respective orchestra section (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello,  Double bass). Some participants perform in 2 ensembles, at their choice, and based on availability in the schedule.


Physical warm up (stretches)


COACHING – A GROUPS (A & B groups alternate time slots so you have either an AM coaching or a PM Coaching.  You will likely have a different coach each day.)

lunch break


COACHING – B GROUPS (A & B groups alternate)

Free time to practice (on your own or with your ensemble) , or there may be a sectional rehearsal/ masterclass on some of the days.

Register here for our 2024 Strings Retreat: Aug 14-18,

Thorneloe University

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