• Brass Chamber Music Workshop since 1974

Apply: BCMW

Week 1: July 14-19, 2024
Week 2: July 21-26, 2024

At Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, California USA

Brass sextet


Thank you for your interest in the Brass Chamber Music Workshop! We welcome participants age 18 and older.

If you apply before May 15, you will have first choice of week participation. Applications received after May 15 may not get first choice of weeks. 

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

Please check back for the 2025 application.

Workshop Fees

Workshop Fee: $620 per week. Please do not mail payment. After completing the application, you will be directed to pay a deposit online. 

For your application to be processed, you must pay a deposit of $310 dollars per week at humboldt.edu/brass/pay.


Upon acceptance into the program, the balance of the workshop fee is due in full by June 15, 2024. 

The Brass Chamber Music Workshop (BCMW) encourages you to wait until you are reasonably sure of attending the workshop before you pay the registration and housing fees. Once the workshop and housing fees are paid, there are no refunds.

If you must withdraw from the program due to unforeseen circumstances, you may petition for a refund. It is your responsibility to email a request and provide evidence for the reason for withdrawal. Each petition will be reviewed by BCMW staff and responded to within 14 business days with a response. 

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, parking, and dining must be arranged directly with the Cal Poly Humboldt housing office.

2024 housing costs: Single rooms are $53 per person/per night. Double rooms are $42 per person/per night.

The housing portal link will be available here on March 20. Please check back then.

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