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Chamber Music Roundup Festival Weekend Retreats

Chamber Music Roundup Programs provide a variety of opportunities for advanced college students, pre-college students of all ages and levels, and amateur musicians of all ages and levels. Participants play alongside top professional musicians, enjoy working in chamber music groups with other students or music enthusiasts, and learn great compositions written for small ensembles.

Chamber Music Roundup Festival has now transitioned to

Chamber Music Roundup Weekend Retreats!

Director:  Dr. Misha Galaganov

We are improving the chamber music experience for advanced students, pre-college students, and music enthusiasts by doing events shorter (during a weekend only) and more often – 2-3 times a year!

  • Participants on all instruments are welcome in the event, not only strings and piano! We encourage woodwind and brass players to enjoy chamber music, too!
  • Our traditional main feature of the Chamber Music Roundup festival – faculty artists in every group, will remain the same, as always.
  • Registration and Schedule information is located at bottom of page.

2020 Spring Retreat

Saturday, March 28-Sunday, March 29, 2020

Director: Dr. Misha Galaganov

Spring 2020 festival will begin with introductory meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2020 and will conclude after a short meeting at 3 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Registration and schedule information is located at the bottom of page.


The Chamber Music Roundup in Fort Worth is hosted at Texas Christian University.


There will be no performances during this event.


One of the unique aspects of the festival is that all participants work together with faculty members, as colleagues, in all rehearsals.

Other features include:

  • Two ensembles: Each participant will play in two different ensembles. All ensembles will include professional musicians to supervise and lead, as well as play in the group. Participants are assigned in groups and provided with music in advance.
  • Orchestra and chamber music reading: A small orchestra reading session is offered on the first afternoon, and optional chamber music sight-reading sessions might be arranged by participants on the first>
  • Optional Morning Yoga class:  All participants have an option to benefit from specialized instruction of Dr. Kristen Queen, a certified Yoga instructor. The class is designed to be beneficial for all ages and>


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Observer Option

The festival is also available to people who only want to observe the rehearsals but not play. Those persons who love chamber music and its creation process but who do not desire to play, may observe any or all of the festival rehearsals and readings for a reduced fee.

Other Information

If you have any questions about the programs, wish to become a sponsor, or make a donation, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at 817-257-6619 or m.galaganov@

Thanks to our Chamber Music Roundup Sponsors:

  • Anonymous
  • Galyna and Mike Koerkenmeier
  • TCU School of Music

Visit our Chamber Music Roundup Academy

For further information about Chamber Music Roundup, contact:
Dr. Misha Galaganov
Professor of Viola

Approximate Schedule (still subject to change)

Saturday, March 28
9:00 AM – Orientation
9:30 AM – Refreshments
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Orchestra Reading
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Groups 1 rehearsal
1:00 – 2:15 PM – Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 PM – Group 2 rehearsal
4:30 PM – Optional chamber music sight readings

Sunday, March 29
9:00 – 9:50 AM – Yoga class
10:00 AM – Refreshments
10:30 AM – 12:00 AM – Groups 2 rehearsal
12:00 – 1:00  PM – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 PM – Group 1 rehearsal
3:00 PM – Final meeting and conclusion of the festival

Participants: $250
Observers: $150

The application/tuition deadline is January 15, 2020.

You may apply online with a credit card below or print out the application and mail it with a check payable to Chamber Music Roundup to:

Dr. Misha Galaganov
TCU School of Music
TCU Box 297500
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Online Web Application Form

Make checks payable to TCU Chamber Music Roundup. If you wish to request a blank, printed application to complete and mail back, please contact Dr. Misha Galaganov at 817-257-6619 or