OPUS to Sponsor a Community Workshop!

We had a wonderful workshop experience last summer on Saturday August 17, 2013!
We’re planning the next one, tentatively Saturday August 16, 2014 (More specific information to come)

  • 1 Day – fits easily in
  • Refreshers – does not matter if you haven’t played for a while
  • Starters – if you wonder what chamber music is like
  • New Friends – if you are looking for “the like” players
  • Never too late to enjoy – you will be pleasantly inspired AND, grow to love it!

This “Never Too Late to Play” (NTL) Chamber Music workshop accepts strings, clarinet, flute, classical guitar, oboe, harp, 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 led by Mara Gallagher (violinist/violist), the Music Director. Lunch will be provided. The day will culminate with a concert in North Central College’s Koten Chapel.
Fee: $90/person for adults (23 years old and over). Others: $60/person. Lunch is included. Please make a check payable to OPUS, PO Box 495, Naperville, IL 60566-0495.
Eligibility: Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass), Clarinet, Flute, Classical Guitar, Oboe, Harp, and Piano players of all ages and levels. While the workshop is open to anyone, acceptance is based on whether the applicant can be placed in an age- and level-appropriate group. Applicants are encouraged to mail an informal performance video clip or email a video link to campdirector@napOPUS.org.
Music will be emailed to you.


  • 9:00-9:30 Check-In, Registration and Welcome
  • 9:30-10:30 Coaching/Rehearsal – Session I
  • 10:30-11:30 Coaching/Rehearsal – Session II
  • 11:30-1:00 Lunch and Social
  • 1:00-2:00 Coaching/Rehearsal –Session III
  • 2:00-3:00 Coaching/Rehearsal – Session IV
  • 3:00-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-5:00 Concert Performance (and Awards)

For more information and to register, contact Linda Yu at theyus@aol.com; 630.983.8902; or email Mara Gallagher at mara5@mindspring.com. Hope you can join us!