Summer Chamber Music Workshop

July 27-31, 2020

The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is presenting a 5-day chamber music experience for instrumentalists ages 12 and up (including adults!)

The workshop is open to piano, string, wind and brass players of all ability levels. 

Performers will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass at the end of the week.

Our Chamber Music Workshop will be offering several performances open to the public. If you can attend one of these performances, please email us at

Secrets of Performers – Masterclass
Thursday, July 30th
2:00 – 4:00 pm
at Portsmouth High School (Chorus Room)

Faculty & Workshop Participant FINAL CONCERT
Friday, July 31st
6:00 pm
at Portsmouth High School (Chorus Room)

To access the Chorus Room, please make your way to the rear parking lot of the school and enter through Door #20. There will be signage directing you to the Chorus Room.

Held Monday through Friday, at the Portsmouth High School from 9:00-4:30 (lunch included), this workshop includes:

  • Two chamber music rehearsals each day, coached by members of the PSO
  • A musicianship skills class each day
  • A masterclass with special guest artist TBD
  • Faculty chamber music concert on Tuesday evening at 6pm
  • Student chamber music performance on Friday evening at 6pm
  • $500 includes lunch for five days.

A Non-Refundable Registration fee of $50 is due by June 1, 2020*. As we have limited space, registration can be filled out before that deadline.

The remaining $450 is due by July 1, 2020*

  • Limited financial assistance is available. Please email or call us at (603) 686-8133.

To accurately place all performers, a self assessment and/or video link is required.

We prefer you prepare a video, performing anything you currently have prepared and include the link below. If this is not possible please fill in below the piece you are currently working on, and (important!) if the composition is not from generally recognized repertoire, list the book it came from and the book level, if applicable.

To register, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, you can email or call us at (603) 686-8133.

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It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the decision to suspend any concert activity for September, October, and November 2020.

We waited as long as we could, and had a number of scenarios in mind. It became clear, however, that the future, given the directives from the state of New Hampshire, was too much of an unknown, and we wouldn’t be able to plan compassionately, intelligently, and in a timely manner, for the safety and well-being of our musicians and audience members.

We know that all our lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic. This is the only time in 23 years that the Portsmouth Symphony has had to cancel concerts, which is illustrative of the gravity of the current global situation.

Please stay safe, stay in touch, and we hope for a quick and happy return to exciting concerts and to the exceptional joys of music-making that our community has come to expect and love.

We miss seeing you, our audience, and will keep you posted about when it is safe to return to glorious symphonic gatherings!

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