Mar 012018
  • Come, if you are available July 29-August 4, The camp is in Naperville, IL on the campus of North Central College and the final concert is in Wentz Concert Hall.
  • Come, if you are a violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, oboe, piano, clarinet or flute student, ages 8-18.
  • Come, if you would want to advance your skills through a team-developed curriculum, designed to challenge and musically-inspire you.
  • Come, if you’d like to expand your musical talents to include composition, electric instruments, music arranging, and videography.

 Come, if you’d like to make friends and have fun playing chamber music!

Nov 122015

These events are a great way to develop and increase students’ social responsibility by giving back and sharing musical talents with most appreciative senior citizens.  Sign-up details are here.

Music Director: Mara Gallagher and many Faculty and Coaching Assistants

NTL Workshop: Attend a two-hour coaching session on either (1) 5-7 pm or (2) 7-9 pm on Friday, December 18th; or (3) 10-12 noon, (4) 1 – 3 pm, or (5) 3 – 5 pm session on Saturday, December 19th.  Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices by numbering (1), (2) … (5).

Fee: $15/person   Venue: classrooms of North Central College

Music: (mostly holiday music) will be emailed to you 1 to 2 weeks before December 18th.

Holiday Concerts have been arranged at the following senior residences:

Changed: Wednesday, December 23rd:

  • Changed: 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Plymouth Place, LaGrange (a)
  • Changed: 3:15 – 4:00 pm, Eve Assisted Living, Hinsdale (b)

Tues Dec. 29th:

  • 10:15-11:00 am Brookdale, Lisle (c)
  • Lunch by OPUS in Naperville downtown (d) (Please RSVP to Camp Director)
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm, Monarch Landing, Naperville (e)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Villa St. Benedict, Lisle (f)

Please indicate your intended participation in (a) through (f).

We thank you in advance for considering to participate in Holiday Concerts.

May 192015

Another NCTV Business Connection Clip will be airing May 27 – June 10th on Channel 17 in Naperville (Comcast and Wow); and on Channel 99 (AT&T).

This interview focuses on the Never Too Late to Play Chamber Music Workshop; and representing OPUS are:

  • Mara Gallagher, Music Director
  • Anjie Riley, Chief Editor and Director for Grants

See the NCTV website for more information.

May 222014

nwc-opus-eventWe are happy to partner up with Naperville Woman’s Club (NWC) on a solo and chamber ensemble competition, sponsored in part by a SECA grant.

  • Date: Sat. Feb. 7th, 2015
  • Ages: 8th-12th Grades
  • Place: North Central College (Koten Chapel or Madden Theatre)
  • Type: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

One of the Chamber Ensemble players must be from Naperville (since this is a SECA grant sponsored event)
Instrumentalists Only (our Camp instruments, percussions, and more)

Free of Charge

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Winners will receive an invitation to perform in NWC’s Annual Art Fair in Naper Settlement in July!

Mar 192014

workshop-posterOPUS will be holding a 1-day intensive “Never Too Late to Play Chamber Music” (NTL) Workshop on Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at Naperville North Central College’s Larrance Academic Center and Koten Chapel!

This workshop is open to strings, clarinet, flute, and piano players of all levels who would like to make music and receive coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment. Preformed groups are encouraged to apply. Individual applicants will be placed in a group according to ability and experience. Each group will have four (4) coaching/rehearsal sessions with OPUS NTL faculty members as led by Mara Gallagher (violinist/violist), the Music Director. Lunch will be provided. The day will culminate with a performance in NCC’s Koten Chapel.

Hope you can join us! We look forward to seeing you!!!

Time: Saturday August 23, 2014: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: Larrance Academic Center and Koten Chapel, North Central College, 309 E. School St., Naperville, IL 60540.
Fee: $90/person for 24 to 64 years old. Others: $60/person. Lunch is included.
Registration deadline: August 8, 2014.

For more information and to register, download our application form here, or contact Linda Yu at; 630.983.8902; or email Mara Gallagher at