• CMW Faculty
  • Paul Katz +
  • Merry Peckham

  • Itzhak Perlman
  • Patrick Romano
  • Peter Salaff +
  • Roger Tapping
  • Don Weilerstein
  • Vivian Hornik Weilerstein
  • + Half-Session
An intensive 2 week workshop for violinists, violists, cellists and pianists of ages 18 and older, focused only on the study and performance of the chamber music literature.

Chamber Music Workshop

May 31 – June 16, 2014

Led by Merry Peckham, the Chamber Music Workshop continues to grow and develop into one of the leading summer chamber music programs of its kind. The program, which celebrated its Tenth Anniversary in 2013, is devoted entirely to the study of great chamber works over two and a half weeks of intense rehearsals, masterclasses, late-night sight reading sessions, and performances. During the first week, the whole community comes together and sings with chorus master Patrick Romano.

The program features an all-star list of chamber music masters. Each faculty member provides daily coachings and present public masterclasses in the evenings.

The program accepts applicants from students age 18 and older, either as individuals or as part of pre-formed groups. In 2013, the Workshop accepted a record 47 violin, viola, cello, and piano students.

For an up-to-date listing of all Program events, please visit our 2014 Calendar.


Merry Peckham, Director


Patrick Romano conducts The Perlman Music Program chorus at Southampton Cultural Center


The Ariel Quartet warms up back stage before a concert during the Chamber Music Workshop

image Paul Katz and students prepare for a late night sight reading session during the Chamber Music Workshop image Students warm up with faculty pianist, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, on stage at the Old Whalers Church