July 8-13, 2024

The Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop is a unique camp for advanced and intermediate string students ages 10 through 18 looking to share the joy of playing ensemble repertoire in a supportive and stimulating environment. With a world-class faculty, participants benefit from expert coaching, sight reading clinics, supervised practice sessions, master classes, the opportunity to perform with small ensembles in formal and informal concerts.

The Workshop takes place in the heart of the Willamette Valley, on the beautiful campuses of Oregon State University and Ashbrook Independent School in Corvallis.  A residential option with lodging on the OSU campus will be available to students ages 14 and above.

The OSU Chamber Music Workshop features an on-campus residence option for students ages 14 and above.

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Day Camp

One week:    $550 tuition


Residential Camp (lodging and dining on the OSU campus; evening activities will be offered)

One week:    $575 housing and dining fee + $550 tuition



A limited number of merit and needs based scholarships may be available to help offset tuition and housing costs.

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Payment, cancellation and refund policies can be found here: SVPDA Payment Policies

2024 Artist Faculty

Jessica LambertJessica Lambert of Corvallis is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Zvi Zeitlin and members of the Cleveland String Quartet. Other major teachers include Alice Schoenfeld and Alexander Treger. Concertmaster of the Corvallis Symphony Orchestra since 2007, she is also the founding Artistic Director of the Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop, an intensive quartet program held in Corvallis in July. She is a Core Musician performing on violin and viola with Chamber Music Amici, a chamber music series based in Eugene. Jessica is widely recognized as a teacher and maintains a private studio of violin and viola students. Her students have won regional and national competitions and have matriculated to the nation’s most prestigious conservatories and summer programs.


Maria Larionoff

Maria Larionoff has served on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Music and has been a guest Artist-in-Residence at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She has taught at the Round Top Festival in Texas and the Interlochen Arts Academy and currently teaches an orchestra repertoire class and chamber music at the Seattle Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Larionoff’s versatility as a violist as well a violinist has led to invitations at many chamber music festivals, including the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Seattle International Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Marrowstone Music Festival, Chautauqua and the Vetta series in Vancouver, BC. She has collaborated in chamber music concerts with many distinguished artists including Emanuel Ax, Lynn Harrell, Steven Staryk, Jamie Laredo, and Glenn Dicterow.

In 2001, Ms. Larionoff and her husband, doublebassist Barry Lieberman, founded The American String Project, a conductorless string orchestra made up of Concertmasters and soloists from around the world. The group received great critical acclaim both for their annual performances at Benaroya Hall, as well as for their numerous recordings. In 2018 Ms. Larionoff was appointed Artistic Director of the String Orchestra of the Rockies, and has led the orchestra in a tour of Washington, expanded their student outreach programs and launched free outdoor parks concerts in the summer months.



Maria Larionoff

Lillie Manis is a violist, violinist, and well-recognized teacher of all ages. She currently serves on the faculty at the Willamette Violin Academy, serves as the president of the Oregon chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and is an active adjudicator, conference presenter, and masterclass clinician throughout the region. Lillie enjoys performing chamber music alongside some of the northwest's finest musicians. Previously, she was a member of the music faculty at the University of Oregon for 12 years, where she maintained a studio of exceptional pre-college students; taught courses in music education, as well as applied violin and viola and chamber music; and mentored teachers in training. She loves being the parent and practice partner of an 11-year-old trombonist!



Anne Ridlington

Anne Ridlington is a Corvallis native who started her musical studies early, first taking violin lessons with Peg Varvel and Aida Baker, and later cello, with Nancy Sowdon and Hamilton Cheifetz of Portland. She spent many years playing in local youth orchestras under the direction of Ms. Sowdon, Penelope Wolff, and Charles Creighton.

Ms. Ridlington earned her Bachelor of Music in cello performance at Indiana University School of Music, where she studied primarily with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi but also took lessons with Helga Winold, Emilio Colón, and Janos Starker. She spent a year playing in the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, and a year in Santa Barbara, California, playing on the sidewalk for tourist dollars. Since returning to Corvallis, Ms. Ridlington has taught in the Elementary Strings Program and at the Corvallis Waldorf School and gives private lessons. Anne is a member of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, the Eugene Symphony, where she is Principal Cello, and the Oregon Mozart Players. She often performs with the Corvallis Repertory Singers. In May 2010 Anne performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Rachelle McCabe, Jessica Lambert, and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony.


Noah SeitzNoah Seitz, a Corvallis native, completed his Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2001. He then returned to Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oregon where he won the Music School 2003 Concerto Competition, performing Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo" Hebraic Rhapsody. He has participated in Master classes with Jeffrey Solo, Steven Isserlis, Zara Nelsova, The Tang Quartet, Ying Quartet, Emerson Quartet and St. Lawrence Quartet. Since 2003, he and his family have been residents of Keizer. He continues to teach in the Salem/Keizer area, and performs regularly with his wife, pianist Sara Greenleaf, the OSU Symphony, the Eugene Symphony, the Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series in Salem, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Corvallis, Porland Cello Project, and various Oregon ensembles. Noah is adjunct professor of cello at Pacific University, where he coaches string quartets, and sits principal in the university orchestra. Noah went to University of North Texas, University of Missouri Kansas City, and the University of Oregon, where he was a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He studied with Carter Enyeart (UNT and UMKC) and with Steve Pologe (University of Oregon). He was a Clinician at the Kansas City Cello Clinic 1999-2002.

Noah and his wife, Sara, have two musical daughters, Lilla and Clara. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, flying model (and real when he gets the chance) airplanes, and spending time with his huge extended family.


George ThompsonGeorge Thomson has enjoyed a multi-faceted career. Formerly a busy freelance musician and conductor in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was a member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the American Bach Soloists; from 1996 to 2005 he was Principal Violist of the Carmel Bach Festival, where he was a member of the Festival String Quartet. He was Music Director of the San Francisco-based new music ensemble EARPLAY, Associate Conductor of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. As an educator, he was for eleven years the Music Director of the award-winning Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, California, before moving to Oregon in 2010. He currently lives and teaches in Salem.


Application Recordings

  • Each application must be accompanied by an audition recording. Entry level to the workshop is Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent.

Teacher Recommendation Form

  • Intermediate Students
  • Two 2 octave or 3 octave scales (one major and one minor) and one piece; total audition time not to exceed 10 minutes.
  • Advanced Students
  • Two 3 octave or 4 octave scales (one major and one minor) and two contrasting pieces; not to exceed 12 minutes.


Piano accompaniment is not required.

Audition recordings may be audio or video.

Applicants must submit a completed teacher recommendation form with registration.


Daycamp July 8th - 13th, 2024

Check-in for residential students will be Sunday, July 7th at 4 pm

Accommodations for Disabilities

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-5003 at least one week in advance.



Contact Jessica Lambert with questions concerning enrollment, the audition requirements, scholarships or residential options: jessica.lambert@oregonstate.edu