The STEP Birmingham Chamber Music Workshop aims to foster camaraderie, communication, and beauty through high quality music making. Seasoned guest artists from around the country will travel to Birmingham to work with workshop participants. STEP hopes that the weekend proves to be a positive, enriching experience for all involved. 

Date: January 17 - 19, 2020

Place: Hulsey Center, UAB, Birmingham

Registration Deadline: November 15, 2019

To register, click HERE.

To read more about our visiting faculty, click HERE.

Before the Workshop

Participants should practice and learn their parts to the best of their abilities. Listen to multiple recordings of the piece. If you need assistance finding recordings, contact STEP.  

What to Bring

Instrument, bow, case, pencil, individual part AND score in a folder. Cello players should bring an endpin strap as well as a chair if the participant does not use a standard folding-sized chair.




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Friday, January 17

          5pm - 8pm including a performance by the Bayberry String Quartet

Saturday, January 18

          10am - 5pm


Sunday, January 19

          1pm - 5pm  including a final performance by all groups

*The above times gives a general idea of the schedule. All times subject to change. Students will not have classes scheduled every hour.

At the Workshop

Participants will receive coachings (i.e. lessons with their group on their pieces) as well as a variety of enrichment classes. Most participants have a one-hour break at some point, and some older groups have scheduled rehearsal time on their own. Parents are not required to stay, though younger participants may benefit from having an adult help them find their rooms.



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For questions about workshop registration and billing, contact Troy Bast at (205) 440-3611 or info@stepbirmingham.com. For questions about the music and workshop schedule, contact Laura Usiskin at (847) 650-9250 or lusiskin@gmail.com. During workshop hours, there will be someone available on the first floor of Hulsey to answer questions. If no one is available, and/or in case of an emergency, contact Troy Bast at (205) 440-3611.  


STEP Birmingham

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Email: info@stepbirmingham.com


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Birmingham, AL 35216