July, 2021

Port Orford, Oregon

Stay tuned for information about next summer!

Study chamber music on the Oregon coast in the quaint town of Port Orford!

Redfish Chamber Music Festival (named after the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve) is a week long music festival on the beautiful Oregon coast in Port Orford, Oregon. Daily schedule includes chamber music coaching in small groups, topic sessions for all students (for example: effective practicing, musician's body health, repertoire classes), private lessons, string orchestra and practice time. The program will culminate in a public concert.

Students will be housed with student counselors in the Sea Crest Motel, one of our festival sponsors. All rooms have an ocean view. Lessons, coachings, meals and rehearsals will happen in the town of Port Orford,  less than a mile from the motel. Students will be shuttled back and forth to the motel in staff cars, or a van rented by the festival.

The festival brings together a faculty of award winning teachers with years of experience inspiring young musicians. Carefully crafted, the schedule combines the best aspects of many different festivals around the country to provide the best learning experience for its participants.

Co-directors Hal Grossman and Fritz Gearhart invite you to spend a week on the coast studying chamber music!


High school (age 14 and higher) and college students who play violin, viola and cello are eligible to participate in the Redfish Chamber Music Festival. Acceptance is based on space available as well as instrument and level required to form appropriate chamber groups out of the applicant pool. A maximum of 22 students will be accepted. 

Application Process

Fill out an application, pay the $25 non-refundable fee, and submit a video consisting of two selections and the quartet excerpt posted for your instrument. Upload your video to a platform like YouTube and send us a link so that we can access to evaluate your playing. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. Students will be notified as groups are formed and accepted. Final Application deadline is April 1st. Students will be notified of acceptance no later than April 15.

See all details under the tab “Apply.”


The 7 day program fee is $1250, which includes double occupancy ocean view room, all meals, lessons, coachings and activities. (A single occupancy room can be reserved for an additional fee, depending on availability.)

If you are accepted, a deposit of half tuition is due June1st to hold your space in the program.