Play Week Maryland

Chestertown, MD
July 19–26, 2020 (Sunday to Sunday)









We are delighted to return for our second year to beautiful Washington College in historic Chestertown, Maryland.  

On Maryland's Eastern Shore, only a few hours drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, or Philadelphia, Washington College was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America. In 1782, General George Washington lent his name and donated 50 guineas to its founding. The 120-acre rural campus houses state-of-the-art facilities: "From the cutting-edge equipment in our laboratories to the Colonial-inspired red-brick paths that hearken to our 236-year history, we provide a modern experience that never loses sight of the past." For more information, please take a look at the Conference Services brochure.

Concerts for participants and faculty will take place at Hotchkiss Recital Hall within the Gibson Center for the Arts. The modern, renovated hall has a 200-seat capacity, excellent acoustics, and a fine grand piano. Three additional pianos are available for our use elsewhere in Gibson.

Lodging will be in single rooms within three-bedroom suites in Sassafras Hall, a three-floor, air-conditioned building with a lounge and kitchenette on each floor, an elevator, laundry room, and Wi-Fi. Most ensembles will meet in the Sassafras suites or common areas.

Meals at Hodson Dining Hall focus on locally-sourced ingredients, a benefit of the college’s proximity to the surrounding farmland. The Executive Chef offers a variety of food options to accommodate all needs, from healthy, traditional fare to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

All guests may use the Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center or the Casey Swim Center during regular open hours.         


(coaches subject to change)

Fees: ($50 discount for Early Bird payment in full by April 1*)

  • Tuition, room and meals: $1,295 (1,245 Early Bird by April 1)
    For bed linens and towels additional $35
  • Tuition for commuters: $895, includes lunches and dinners ($845 Early Bird by April 1)
  • Room and board for guest/spouse: $695

A deposit of $200 is required upon registration and is generally not refundable after May 22. Full payment is due by May 22 to receive assignments.

*Please note: The $50 discount applies to all participants, whether staying on campus or commuting. It does not apply to guests.

For location of campus and directions, click here.