Harlem Quartet workshop at Music Mountain


Workshop Application

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please apply online:

Workshop Application for Individual String Player
Workshop Application for Chamber Ensemble or Duo Group

Workshop Overview

Date: July 23-28, 2018
For violin, viola, cello and piano* ages 12 to 28
Accepting individual applicants and preformed groups

Fee: $1000 including tuition, room and board

Final Concert: July 28, 2018 at 11am
Located at 225 Music Mountain Falls Village, CT

Intensive chamber music workshop focusing on:

  • Individual practice techniques to improve command of the instrument
  • Chamber music tools to improve group listening and communicative skills to achieve successful team work
  • Introduction to jazz music performance
  • Performance experience at a Final Concert

Guest Faculty: Adonis Gonzalez (piano), Jorge Gonzalez (violin), YinJia Lin (piano), Suzanne Wagor (viola)


We accept online payments only.


Gordon Hall and the Music Mountain residences were built by Sears Roebuck during the summer of 1930. The property and the buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Housing at Music Mountain is rustic but comfortable. Renters of Music Mountain for educational programs have full access to three out of the four houses, with a total capacity for 30 people.

Music Mountain House has four bedrooms with double capacity and two bedrooms with triple capacity. It has two bathrooms with bath, one bathroom with shower, and one toilet-only bathroom.

The Viola House has four bedrooms with double capacity and two bathrooms with bath.

The Second Fiddle House has four bedrooms with double capacity and two bathrooms with bath.

About the festival

Music Mountain is the home of the oldest continuing summer chamber music festival in this country. Founded in 1930 as the permanent home for the Gordon String Quartet, one of the leading string quartets of its time, Music Mountain will celebrate its 86th anniversary season in 2015.

Music Mountain and its marvelous setting for both the musicians and the audience are justly famed. The centerpiece is Gordon Hall – one of the finest chamber music facilities in the country. With seating for 335 and legendary acoustics, Gordon Hall provides resonant and lovely sound, views of the gardens, grounds and hills from every seat or from the lawn, permitting listeners to savor music and nature as one.

The Location

Music Mountain is located in Falls Village, CT, in the northwestern corner of the state, approximately 100 miles or 2 1/2 hours from New York City (For GPS, please use 225 Music Mountain, Falls Village CT). The setting offers the serene beauty of the Litchfield Hills, at the foot of the Berkshires. The area is replete with antique shops, art galleries, historic homes, as well as plentiful opportunities for hiking and swimming.

The nearest airport is Bradley International Airport (Hartford), which is 50 miles or 1 hour 15 minutes from Music Mountain. The nearest stop by train is Wassaic on the Metro North Harlem Line, 20 miles or a half hour from the festival.

Travel Directions


Between early June and late September there is a first-class 9-foot Steinway concert grand in Gordon Hall, a Steinway baby grand in Music Mountain House, and an upright Yamaha piano in both the Viola and Second Fiddle Houses.

Things to bring

August during the days in the Litchfield Hills is generally hot; the evenings are generally somewhat cooler. That having been said, you should prepare for a wide eventuality of weather, and bring a  blanket. It can get buggy, as well: both insect repellant and an adequate supply of long-sleeved clothing and pants are highly recommended. Also, definitely bring at least one pair of closed-toe shoes. Linens, towels, blankets and pillows are provided.


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