The Summer Chamber Music Workshop returns in 2019!

Presented by the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony, for intermediate to advanced musicians, ages 9 to 20

  • Two coaching sessions each day with professional musicians
  • Master classes with guest artists
  • Eat lunch in the redwoods
  • Make friends and have fun playing music
  • Perform in the final concert on Saturday afternoon

Dates: Monday, June 24, to Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: UC Santa Cruz Music Center
Coaches: Cynthia Baehr-Williams, violin; Judy Roberts, cello; Erin Irvine, winds; Kumi Uyeda, piano; and guest coaches
Tuition: $495

Please fill out the application form, and someone will contact you soon.

The Coaches

Cynthia Baehr-Williams, violin

Bio coming soon.

Judy Roberts, cello

Judy studied music performance at Northwestern University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Indiana University’s School of Music in Bloomington. She was Assistant Principal Cellist in the National Opera of Mexico City. In 1985, her travels took her to Germany, where she was Principal Cellist in the Stadttheater Lüneburg. During her 25 years in Germany, she also played with the Stadttheater Lübeck and Stadttheater Kiel, as well as for musicals in Hamburg. Chamber Music has always been part of Judy’s life, with performances in Mexico City as well as Germany. Since returning to the USA in 2007, she plays with the Symphony Silicon Valley, Monterey Symphony, and the Santa Cruz Symphony. She is also a member of Santa Cruz New Music Works. ​Teaching has been a part of Judy’s career for more than 30 years. In 2015 she co-founded the Santa Cruz Music Academy.

Erin Irvine, winds

Bio coming soon.

Kumiko Uyeda, piano

Kumiko currently teaches world music courses at the University of San Francisco in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. She worked as a freelance pianist before resuming her academic studies at UC Santa Cruz and received a Ph.D. in Cultural Musicology in 2015, with research focus on the indigenous Ainu music of Japan. She received her M.M. degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and has published two solo piano CD albums to date: Music of Erik Satie and Art of Love. Kumiko enjoys performing in various genres, including western art music, jazz-fusion, and collaborating with poets and traditional instrumentalists. In addition to solo appearances, Kumiko performs with Cynthia Baehr-Williams, violin, and Kristin Garbeff, cello.

Photos from Past Workshops