Play Week East, The "Weekette"
Lawrenceville, NJ  
June 17 to June 21, 2020
(Wednesday through Sunday)









Play Week East takes place on 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: We stay in the West Village Apartments, Rider's newest and nicest residence hall. Participants will enjoy their own private, air-conditioned room within a comfortable four-bedroom suite. Each suite has a full bath and a large living room. For commuters, parking is adjacent to the building.

Dining: Meals at Rider are served in Daly's Dining Hall whose food provider has a myriad of options for us, including gluten-free and vegetarian meals. The lovely 10-minute walk from West Village to Daly's passes by Centennial Lake and through the Campus Green. Those not wishing to walk may drive and park nearby.

Facilities: Ensembles meet in the living rooms of the suites. The faculty perform in the Art Gallery on Saturday evening and the participant concert takes place in the NJM Community Room (formerly called 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: ($30 discount for Early Bird payment in full by March 1*)

  • Tuition, Room, and Meals: $899 ($869 Early Bird by March 1)
    For bed linens and towels, additional $35

  • Tuition for Commuters: $675, includes lunches ($645 Early Bird by March 8th)

  • Room and Meals for Guest/Spouse: $495

A deposit of $200 is required upon registration, and is generally not refundable after May 1. Full payment is due by May 1 to receive assignments.

*Please note: The $30 discount applies to all participants (on campus and commuters). It does not apply to guests.

For location of campus and directions, click here.