Play Week Maryland

Washington College, Chestertown, MD
2023 Dates Coming Soon! (Check back in December)

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Applications will be available by January 2023

We are delighted to return to beautiful Washington College in historic Chestertown, Maryland.

On Maryland's Eastern Shore, only a few hours drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Washington College was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America. In 1782, General George Washington lent his name and donated 50 guineas to its founding. The 120-acre rural campus houses state-of-the-art facilities: "From the cutting-edge equipment in our laboratories to the Colonial-inspired red-brick paths that hearken to our 236-year history, we provide a modern experience that never loses sight of the past." 

String, Piano, and Wind Players


Individual string players and pre-formed groups are welcome to apply. Some slots are also available for wind players and pianists. 



Lodging will be in single rooms within three-bedroom suites in Sassafras Hall and Chester Hall – three-floor, air-conditioned buildings with a lounge and kitchenette on each floor, elevator, laundry room, and Wi-Fi. Ensembles will meet in the livinng rooms of the suites, in common-room lounges, or at the Gibson Center.


Meals at Hodson Dining Hall focus on locally sourced ingredients, a benefit of the college’s proximity to the surrounding farmland. The Executive Chef offers a variety of food options to accommodate all needs, from healthy, traditional fare to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. Outdoor seating is available.  



Concerts for participants and faculty will take place in Hotchkiss Recital Hall at the Gibson Center for the Arts. The hall has excellent acoustics and a fine grand piano. Three additional pianos are available for our use elsewhere in Gibson.        

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Play Week Maryland Coaches 2022 (2023 coaches TBA soon)

Fees for 2023 TBA

  • Tuition, room, and meals: 

  • Tuition for commuters: 

  • Room and board for guest/spouse: 

Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2023. A deposit of $200 is due at the time of application. Acceptance notifications will be sent on a rolling basis, with final payments due before assignments are made. Some scholarship funds are available, based on need; please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in applying after the cut-off date or joining a wait list, please email to check availability. 

*Bed linens and towels can be reserved for an additional fee.

Location and Directions

For the location of the campus and directions, click here.