Play Week East, The "Weekette"
Lawrenceville, NJ  
June 12 to June 16, 2019
(Wednesday through Sunday)









Play Week East returns to the lovely tree-lined campus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Easily accessible from New York and Philadelphia, the campus is located just 8 miles from the charming and culturally vibrant town of Princeton, NJ.

The four-and-a-half day format provides eight ensemble coachings, special-topic sessions, and participant and faculty concerts, but in a condensed time frame that fits into your busy schedule! The workshop begins Wednesday late afternoon and runs through late Sunday afternoon.

String players and pre-formed groups are welcome to apply; some slots may be available for wind players.

Accommodations: All participants enjoy private, air-conditioned rooms within comfortable four-bedroom suites in Moore Hall. Each suite has a full bath, and a large living room.

Dining: Meals are provided at Rider's modern dining hall, located just across the green from our accommodations, where a wide selection of food is served, cafeteria-style. The open lounge in Moore Hall will be our place for after-hours gatherings and refreshments.

Facilities: Ensembles meet in the spacious living rooms of the suites. The faculty will perform in the Art Gallery on Saturday evening and the participant concert will take place in the Fireside Lounge in the Student Center on Sunday afternoon.

Rider University is 60 miles from New York City, 40 miles from Philadelphia, and 180 miles from Washington, DC. Click here for a map and directions.


(coaches are subject to change)

Fees: ($50 discount for early payment)

  • Tuition, Room, and Meals: $TBD (Discount if paid by March 8)

  • Tuition for Commuters: $TBD includes lunches (Discount if paid by March 8)

  • Room and Meals for Guest/Spouse: $TBD

A deposit of $200 is required upon registration, and is generally not refundable after April 29. Full payment is due by April 29 to receive assignments.

Please note: The $50 discount applies to all participants (on campus and commuters) paying in full by March 8. It does not apply to guests.

For location of campus, click here.