• Brass Chamber Music Workshop since 1974

Apply: BCMW

Week 1: July 16-22, 2023
Week 2: July 23-29, 2023

at Cal Poly Humboldt • Arcata, California USA


Brass sextet

Application for 2023 is coming soon. Please check back.

Applications received before May 15 deadline will be given week choice preference. Applications received after May 15 may not get first choice of weeks. 

Tuition: $610. Do not mail payment. After completing the application, you will be directed to pay a $305 per-week deposit online to Cal Poly Humboldt. For your application to be processed, you must pay a deposit of $305 dollars per week at humboldt.edu/brass/payUpon your acceptance into the workshop, please pay the balance. If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded in full.


Applications received after June 1 will be accepted on an "instrumental need" basis. No applications will be accepted after June 15.

Participants must be age 18 or over.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster shot) or a negative test result will be required for any workshop participant or visitor who is over the age of 12 accessing indoor and outdoor campus events. See details on this requirement below.

A work/study program is available. If you would like more information, please indicate this on the application form.

For more information about the workshop, see the BCMW FAQ page.

Optional campus housing

Housing and parking must be arranged directly with the Cal Poly Humboldt housing office. Housing costs $40/night for a double room and $51/night for a single room.

Go to the housing portal.

COVID-19 policy

The Brass Chamber Music Workshop (BCMW) will follow Cal Poly Humboldt policy for COVID-19 management for campus visitors. Currently this means that all workshop attendees and staff will provide, at time of arrival, either proof of COVID vaccination including at least one booster, OR proof of a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. 

For those needing proof of a negative COVID test, testing will need to be repeated every 72 hours while on campus. Proof of negative test can be satisfied by a photo with date stamp of a negative rapid antigen test. Further details of the Cal Poly Humboldt COVID policy for visitors can be found here.

BCMW may require more extensive COVID testing by all participants if epidemiologic circumstances (such as a major surge in COVID cases) indicate this need as the workshop approaches.

Contact Information

General questions about BCMW:

BCMW Administrative Lead: Dan Aldag
Phone: (707) 826-5447 or email dan.aldag@humboldt.edu

Questions about BCMW applications:

BCMW Programming Lead: Tony Clements
Phone: (408) 410-8193 or email ttuba@comcast.net.

Registration/payment information and website issues:

Cal Poly Humboldt
College of Extended Education & Global Engagement
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone: (707) 826-3731