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Play Week Maryland

Washington College, Chestertown, MD
July 23-30, 2023 (Sunday to Sunday)

IPlease contact us at if you would like to be placed on the wait list for 2023. 

Registration now closed for 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,

this 120-acre rural campus houses state-of-the-art facilities, including modern dormitories and a beautiful, acoustically excellent concert hall.

Each participant is assigned to two groups for the week. This week-long format provides a total of eleven chamber music ensemble coachings by our faculty, all experienced, first-rate players and consummate teachers. Opportunities are available throughout the week for special-topic sessions, large ensemble gatherings, and participant and faculty concerts.

The workshop begins Sunday afternoon and runs through early Sunday morning.

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 living 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 2023
(subject to change & additional faculty may be added at a later date)

Fees for 2023

  • Tuition, room, and meals: $1,600

  • Tuition for commuters:  $950

  • Room and board for guest/spouse: $875

Applications will be available January 1, 2023, through March 15, 2023, for first-round Early Bird applicants; we encourage early application as workshops tend to fill quickly. Acceptance or wait list notifications will be sent to Early Bird applicants by March 22, 2023; if slots are still available, applications will continue to be accepted until April 30, 2023 or until all slots are full.


A deposit of $200 is due at the time of application. This deposit will be applied to your total balance due upon acceptance to the program. If our workshops are full or if we do not have an appropriate group match for you this year, your deposit will be returned to you in full. Final payments are due before assignments are made. 


Refund Policy: If you need to withdraw or cannot attend for any reason, refunds may be issued through April 30, 2023, minus an application fee of $50. After April 30, partial refunds may be issued on a case-to-case basis, depending on individual circumstances and date of withdrawal.

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



Some scholarship funds are available, based on financial need; please contact us at for more information.

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

Location and Directions

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

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