Sabina Strings (USA)

Sabina Strings will run from July 31 – August 4, 2019 at the inspiring location of Santa Sabina in San Rafael, California.

Sabina Strings application 2019

Sabina Strings questions for all campers

Additional Questions for new campers

To apply for Sabina Strings 2019, please download and complete the forms above. If you have any problems downloading the forms, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.

Information about fees etc will be found on the application form.

The ethos of Navarro River String Camp continues, despite the fires that destroyed the Angela Center in Santa Rosa. Sabina Strings is an offshoot of the former Navarro River String Camp, and we are happy to have found our new home at the Santa Sabina Center.

Santa Sabina Center is a beautiful and serene retreat in San Rafael with easy access to the freeway. It was built in 1939 and is complete with tudor-gothic architecture, an inner courtyard garden, a lovely chapel that seats 40-60, a conference room and multiple break-out spaces for quartets or individual practice, including a straw bale hut and a yurt. Please check the link below for descriptions of the space and photographs. The center is all in one building with the bedrooms upstairs and all shared spaces downstairs around a courtyard green space. Like Angela Center they have the option of single or shared rooms, with bathrooms and showers down the hall.

For more information about the center visit

Sabina Strings will offer coaching in chamber music groups and larger ensembles, instrumental warm-up sessions, and other classes. Body Mapping and Alexander Technique will inform much of what we do, encouraging awareness of playing our instruments with freedom of movement, and learning how to deal with performance anxiety in a supportive situation.

With an anticipated group size of 48 campers, the coaches will be Cathy Allen (cello and Body Mapping), Marion Crombie, (viola and Alexander Technique), Burke Schuchmann (cello), Tammie Dyer (violin) Marcia Sloane, (cello), Abigail Summers (cello).

Please call Cathy Allen on 510 528 5195 or email from the contact page on this website if you would like further information about the camp


If the number of applications exceeds our maximum of 48, we will make decisions by lottery, with confirmation of your place going out at the end of April.

Sabina Strings cellist
Sabina Strings cellist
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