2018 SLSQ Seminar Participant Information

Seminar Headquarters: Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305

Contact: SLSQseminar@gmail.com      Office phone: 650-725-2619


Getting here
What to Bring
Food services
Tuition payments
Travel Assistance


Seminar 2018 is almost upon us!  We look forward to welcoming you to campus next month.  Please scroll down to familiarize yourself with  details regarding travel, housing, repertoire, schedule etc.   This page will update regularly as the seminar approaches so please check back frequently.   Any  questions?  Please contact  SLSQ directly.  

Important:   Please be sure to complete the google survey  you received along with the email directing you to this site.   The critical information you supply  will allow us to complete  masterclass assignments, repertoire lists, scholarship roommate assignments etc.

 The guidelines for choosing repertoire are as follows:

  • Pre-formed ensembles will choose your own repertoire. Two contrasting works encouraged.

  • For new groups, we  recommend narrowing the choice to one work with a possible second contrasting work.  Please submit your choice for approval.

  • Each ensemble will play one movement in the Finale Concert at Campbell Recital Hall on Sunday, July 1 (11am to 3pm).

If you would like guidance or input, send a message to SLSQseminar@gmail.com with the name of your ensemble in the subject line.


Please sign up for a registration time before 6/4   (after this date we will assign times)

This schedule is SUBJECT TO CHANGE, so please check back frequently

Also available as a spreadsheet here 

Coaching schedule & studio assignments for the full week, listed here.

Who else is coming you ask?!   See the full roster here! 

Faculty Rehearsal Schedule here

(Spot an error?  Please let us know)


Friday June 22

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Housing Check-in  More information about housing.

7pm Pizza delivery to French House c/o SLSQ

Saturday June 23

9am Breakfast in Courtyard


Registration Schedule --please sign up for a time before 6/4 (otherwise we will assign you to a time.)


9:30 am to 11:30 am Registration (Students and other on-campus participants)

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Staff Lunch break

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Registration (Community / off-campus participants)

2pm Welcome Meeting in Braun Rehearsal Hall

4pm  Guest Presenters Pamela Frank and Howard Nelson "Fit as a Fiddle"

An expert in movement-related impairments, Howard Nelson analyzes how postures and movements can be the cause of injury and pain. His physical therapy practice is focused on treating the biomechanical causes of injuries by modifying faulty movement patterns.
During the last few years, Nelson has been applying movement analysis principles to musicians, and together with Frank the two have launched Fit as a Fiddle Inc., a collaboration in which they use their expertise for injury prevention and treatment of musicians.

6pm  Light supper provided

7pm Rehearsal Period

Sunday June 24

Patrick Heaney on campus for bow rehairs

9am Breakfast in Courtyard

10 am Pamela Frank Masterclass
           Campbell Recital Hall

12 pm  Light lunch provided - Courtyard

Rehearsal Period

4pm  Guest Presenter:  bow maker François Malo #1
             History of French bow makers from year 1800 to present
             Explanation and photos of the making of a bow from beginning to end.

Rehearsal Period

Monday June 25

8-8:30am Breakfast in Courtyard

8:30-9am Crooners (All Participants)

Patrick Heaney on campus for bow rehairs

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

12pm Midday Masters Program One at Bing Concert Hall

Haydn Piano trio in  E major HOB XV:28
        Owen Dalby, violin, Pedja Muzijevic, piano, Michael Kannen,cello

Beethoven String quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
         St Lawrence String Quartet

1:15 pm Faculty Lunch at Bing Artists Garden

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals: (Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

4:30 pm  Masterclasses IA & B (line up subject to change)

Dinner On Your Own

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Tuesday, June 26


8-8:30 am Student Breakfast

8:30-9 am Crooners (All Participants)  

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Tuesday/Thursday Coaching Schedule here)

12pm . Noon With June  Guest Presenter June Goldsmith interviews faculty member Maria Lambros. Braun Courtyard.  "Music  and Life   -Crisis, Healing and Recovery"

  Light lunch provided

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Tuesday/Thursday Coaching Schedule here)

4pm Guest Presenter: Bowmaker Francois Malo  #2
           Demonstration of the many Malo bows in our community w commentary.

 Dinner On Your Own

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Wednesday, June 27

Student Breakfast

8:30-9am Crooners (All Participants)   

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

12:00 pm Midday Masters Program Two at Bing Concert Hall

“College” (1926) Starring Buster Keaton
with a new original score by Stephen Prutsman.
Stephen Prutsman, piano, St. Lawrence String Quartet 

1:15 pm Faculty Lunch at Bing Artists Garden

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

Community Engagement "Day" Activity #1

4:30 pm Masterclasses IIA & B (line up subject to change)

Dinner On Your Own

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Thursday, June 28 

Student Breakfast

8:30-9 am Crooners (All Participants)  

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Tuesday/Thursday Coaching Schedule here)

Community Engagement "Day" Activity #2

Lunch on your own

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  (Tuesday/Thursday Coaching Schedule here)

4:30 pm  Masterclasses IIIA & B (line up subject to change) 

Dinner On Your Own

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

8:00 pm   Coaching Schedule and Dress Rehearsal schedules for Friday (TBD) and Saturday to be announced.

 Friday, June 29

Student Breakfast  

Crooners (All Participants)  


Morning Coaching Sessions & Dress Rehearsals - (Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

12 pm Midday Masters Program Three at Bing Concert Hall

Phillipe Gaubert, Médailles Antiques
     Tara Helen O’Connor-flute Daniel Phillips-violin Erika Switzer-piano

Mozart, piano concerto a major k414
     Pedja Muzijevic and seminar strings 

Hungarian rhapsody no. 2
     Stephen Prutsman -piano

1:15 pm Faculty Lunch at Bing Artists Garden


Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Dress Rehearsals - Mon/Wed/Friday Coaching Schedule Here)

Afternoon and evening events to be announced.

Saturday, June 30

Student Breakfast  

Crooners (All Participants)  

8:30-1;45 DRESS REHEARSALS in Campbell and Bin

Morning Coaching Sessions & Dress Rehearsals - NOTE Schedule to be announced.

2:30 pm Azure Family Concert, Campbell Recital Hall
        free tickets available here.

5:00 pm International Summer Showcase, Bing Concert Hall.  Program here

TRAFFIC NOTICE: On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:00PM, the San Jose Earthquakes will play the L.A. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium. With an estimated attendance of 50,000, the match will generate traffic that may be heavy from 5:00PM to 7:00PM and from 9:00PM to 11:00PM along Embarcadero Road, University Avenue and Oregon Expressway between Highway 101 and the campus, and along El Camino Real from University Avenue to Oregon Expressway. Increased traffic may also be experienced along: Sand Hill Road and Page Mill Road between Interstate 280 and the campus, and along Junipero Serra between Page Mill Road and Sand Hill Road.

FIREWORKS NOTICE: A post-match fireworks show will take place between approximately 9:20PM -10:00PM.

Sunday, July 1

8:00 am to 10:00 am Check-out for Scholarship Housing. Take your instruments & luggage to your rehearsal studio

Check-out for Munger Housing (time tbd) -- at Munger Front Desk where you checked in. Do NOT leave your key in your room. Take your instruments & luggage to your rehearsal studio

8:00 am to 10:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

10:00 am  Group 1 to Campbell Recital Hall (Check set-up; ).

10:15am  ALL participants/Faculty  to Braun Rehearsal Hall for IMPORTANT NOTES and Crooners Warm-up

10:30 am SHUTTER CLICKS PROMPTLY for Group Photo In Front of Braun (Post Office Side) 

11:00 am Finale Concert at Campbell Recital Hall (all groups perform one movement) Program is available here


  • While Group 1 is ON STAGE...
  • Group 2 is tuning in BRAUN REHEARSAL HALL and...
  • Group 3 is getting instruments from your studio and meeting by the SNACK TABLE behind BRH.
  • THEN when Group 2 goes on stage, Group 3 moves into BRH, and Group 4 should leave the hall to get their instruments.
  • Etc, Etc.  Come out of the recital hall TWO GROUPS before you play.

4:00 pm Estimated End of Finale Concert.

Seminar Check-out throughout the day.

  • Studio Clean-up: Follow instructions posted on your door.
  • Return library music to the lounge.
  • Return your studio key to Lori at the ticket desk for return deposit.

6:00 pm STAFF LEAVES. Building empty. Thank you and goodbye!

Getting here

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  • Most participants fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). San Jose International Airport (SJC) is also a fine option. We  do not advise Oakland (OAK) because of complications of getting to campus from Oakland.
  • Students are expected to arrive on campus Friday evening (June 22) between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Student Registration will be held Saturday, June 23 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Welcome Meeting will be at 2:00 pm.

Transport Options

  • Download and set up a LYFT account before you arrive.
  • Some ensembles take advantage of the Super Shuttle. Feedback tells us this is  more successful with Inbound to campus than Outbound to airport.
  • With advance planning you can navigate public transportation for less cost. From SFO take BART one stop to MILLBRAE STATION, switch to CALTRAIN towards San Jose. Get off at PALO ALTO STATION. You will be on the correct side of the train tracks. Take free Marguerite Shuttle X or Y to Tresidder Student Union stop (WEEKDAYS ONLY). This trip will probably take two hours.
  • If you're feeling swanky, set up a ride with Palo Alto Limo. SUV averages $85 plus tip. Let them know you have multiple people with instruments and luggage.



HOUSING INFO UPDATED  May 14th, 2018. Click here for maps.

All scholarship housing is shared occupancy (doubles, triples or quads) in an Undergraduate dorm.

Check-in Friday, June 22, 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm 

On-campus housing is available at 5:00 pm at the earliest. Student participants are expected to arrive on campus on Friday. LATE CHECK-IN MUST BE ARRANGED AHEAD OF TIME. 

Should you arrive on campus before 5:00 pm on Friday, go to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall)  to hang out in the lounge (2nd floor, room 205), or go to the nearby student union and get a coffee. (A student intern will be at Braun beginning at 2:00pm.TBC) 


Check-out Sunday, July 1, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Late check-out is NOT POSSIBLE.

Note: you can take your luggage to Braun Music Center for the day.


There is ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING in campus housing. Stanford is a tobacco-free campus.

All scholarship-assisted housing is in shared rooms in an undergraduate dorm (doubles, triples and quads). Individual rooms are not available. You may choose to room with your ensemble members or to be assigned a roommate(s).  A survey will be sent asking for your roommate preferences (M-F is fine upon request; if assigned roommates will be F-F or M-M.)

Again, students staying on campus are encouraged to arrive on Friday, June 23. Seminar Registration and activities will begin on Saturday, June 24.

Community Members

HOUSING INFO UPDATED May 14, 2018. click here for maps.

Community members who are staying at Munger Graduate Dorm can check in beginning Friday evening, June 22.

Munger Conference Desk

554 Salvatierra Walk

Jacobson-Sorenson Hall

Stanford, CA 94305


Check-in for Friday, June 22 at the Munger Conference Front Desk (look for the  Market at Munger)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: See staff at Munger Conference Front Desk. They will give you keys and point you towards your nearby building.

After 8:00 pm: Call 650-723-3225. Calls will be forwarded to the after hours HART office who will send a response team member over.


Check-in Saturday, June 23 at Munger Conference Desk

8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Munger Front Desk should be staffed for summer hours, but if there is no one there call 650-723-3225; Munger staff will come check you in. They will give you keys and point you towards your nearby building.

After 8:00 pm: Call 650-723-3225. Calls will be forwarded to the after hours HART office who will send a response team member over.


Check-out time TBD for Sunday, July 2 (may be as early as 10am).


Housing Fees due in full AND withdrawal deadline is June 1.

If  participant is unable to attend and if notice is given no later than June 1, 2018, a refund of 75% tuition may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis if extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance.

Check payable to Stanford University.   Unfortunately, we cannot accept Credit Cards.

Mail to:

541 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

what to bring

All participants should bring:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking. All events are on or near campus within one mile.
  • Shower flip-flops if you are in the undergrad housing (shared bathrooms)
  • Light jacket for evenings
  • Personal toiletries
  • Cash: Parking scratchers are $5 per day; rehearsal room key deposit is $20 (one member per ensemble).
  • Attire for Finale concert: Performers are expected to be in "casual formal" concert dress. No tuxedos or ball gowns, no flip flops. If you wear a skirt, it should be below knee length.
  • Other than the Finale concert, all events are casual.

Undergrad housing provides:

  • Towels
  • Bedding (linen service Wed. morning)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Microwave, sink
  • Daily Student breakfast at Braun Music Center

Munger  Graduate Dorm provides:

  • Towels
  • Bedding (linen service Wed. morning)
  • Toilet Paper (world's cheapest)
  • Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Kitchen w/ refrigerator, microwave, stove top & oven BUT NOTE no dishes, cookware, flatware, or  small appliances are provided. If you want to cook on your own, consider mailing a "camping box" of basic supplies ahead of time.
  • Mail packages to: YOUR NAME c/o  SLSQ, Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3076
  • On weekdays the CoHo (coffee house) serves breakfast, or join in the daily Student breakfast at Braun Music Center

Food Services

During the seminar, food services are available at a variety of on-campus locations, or at restaurants in nearby Palo Alto. Throughout the Seminar, there will be several group meals provided, but attendees are responsible for most of their own meals. Please plan accordingly.

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Scholarship dining cards

may be used at any of these on-campus cafés

Tuition payments

Tuition for the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford is $1,000 per person. (Note: Application fees are separate from tuition payments and cover only the costs of processing applications).  Full tuition is due May 1, 2018 and must be paid by check, payable to Stanford University. Mailing address: Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305.

If a participant is unable to attend and if notice is given no later than June 1, 2017, a refund of 75% tuition may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Scholarship Recipients

Musicians receiving scholarship support are asked to help throughout the week with duties such as ushering, setting up chairs, and light cleaning of the shared lounge (to be assigned).

Please help us secure future funding by submitting a Thank You Letter which we can pass on to our generous supporters. Letters can be from individuals or from the whole ensemble, and should be emailed by Friday, June 30 to SLSQseminar@gmail.com (simple email text is fine; does not need to be in pdf form).

More information posted here (portals, etc)


$5 daily parking "scratchers" can be purchased at Seminar Registration (cash only).

  • Parking scratchers are needed needed Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Parking in A, C, and metered lots is free Saturday and Sunday, as well as after 4:00 pm on weekdays.
  • The Tresidder pay lot is adjacent to the music building; full day of parking would be about $12

travel assistance

Pre-formed ensembles receiving tuition scholarship support also qualified for partial travel assistance which will be in the form of reimbursement for proof of purchase of airfare.

All reimbursements will be process via electronic "Portals". Each person receiving a reimbursement will receive an individual link which will allow  him/her to upload the required documentation by June 1. Requirements may vary per person depending on your country of residence. It may include drivers license, passport, or other identification, I-9, Visa, Social Security # or Tax I.D.#.

Note the following:

  • Do NOT use air miles to arrange your airfare. We can only reimburse an actual purchase.
  • Your ITINERARY must show your TRAVEL DATE and TIME to Bay Area airport and PROOF OF PURCHASE (example: $200 Mastercard #XXXX)
  • Once you have purchased your airfare, save your ITINERARY as a pdf with YOUR FULL NAME in the document title. You will receive a link to upload it to box.stanford. Itinerary must include PROOF OF PURCHASE (example: $200 Visa #XXXX)
  • Cellists: Send all the same info for your Cello's ticket. Cello should be booked as "CBBG <Your Last Name>" or "Cello <Your Last Name>".
  • It is easier if you have one ticket that is round trip, but it is possible to reimburse one-ways flights.
  • If you are travelling internationally, please save your  BOARDING PASSES. You can give me the physical paper passes OR upload to a pdf / screenshot of the electronic boarding pass.

Individual participants do not receive travel assistance.


Braun Music Center

Seminar Home Base
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305


Lasuen Front Desk

Undergrad Check-in GET YOUR KEY HERE

572 Mayfield Ave., Corner of Campus Dr. & Mayfield Drive


Munger Conference Desk

Munger Housing Check-in

Community Members & Faculty GET YOUR KEY HERE.

554 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305. 650-723-3225


Bing Concert Hall

Midday Masters concerts - recommend walk don't drive
327 Lasuen St, Stanford CA 94305


French House 

Undergrad Housing (Scholarship Students)

610 Mayfield Ave, Stanford CA 94305


Munger Housing

Address To Be Announced

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