Summer Chamber Music at St. Anne’s

July 8 – 13, 2024

4071 Francis Road, Richmond BC


Chamber Music

Daily String Trio, String Quartet and Quintets, coaching/rehearsal.


String Chamber Orchestra


Masterclasses, team building,

rhythm training.

Sessions and Fees

Full Day Camp: 9:30 am-2:00 pm ($575) 

(morning only) :  
9:30am-11:15am ($425) (chamber groups)

(Afternoons only): 
12:30-2:00 ($375) (String orchestra)

Application fee: $60

Limited space available. Minimum level: RCM 6. 

Camp Concert – July 13, 2024, 11 am

Registration deadline: June 24, 2024

Registration is now Open


Registration Link 


Some videos from past SCHMUSA chamber music camps

Faculty 2024

Jonathan Der

Violin, Conductor, Camp Director

violinist, conductor, chamber musician and church organist, enjoys sharing music with the Lower Mainland communities. After 25 years of teaching, he is still passionate about music and providing important foundation for students in their violin techniques and nurturing their musicality. He is an associate conductor and chamber music coach with the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra. Mr. Der was the music. director of the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra from 2018-2021. Over the years, he has been an active adjudicator for many music festivals such as the Richmond Music Festival, BC Conservatory of Music Festival, North Shore Music Academy Festival, Elite International Music Festival and Pacific Northwest Music Festival. Jonathan graduated with a master’s degree in Violin Performance and minor in
conducting from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the music director of St. Anne’s Steveston
Anglican Church.

Judy Lou


Taiwanese Canadian cellist Judy Lou completed her musical training (B.Mus. & M.Mus.) in University of British Columbia (UBC) under the tutelage of renowned cello professor, Eric Wilson. Since graduation, she continued to perform regularly as a soloist and collaborated with orchestras, string ensembles, and chamber groups. These experiences are supported by her role as a musical educator, in which she thrives as the faculty member of the Vancouver Academy of Music, Langley Community Music School, Abbotsford Community Music School and Pacific Chamber Music Academy. She strongly believes that music can improve lives and is constantly working with fellow musicians to share the enthusiasm for art.

Karen Huh


Karen Huh, cellist and a chamber musician received her Bachelor of Music from California State University, Northridge and Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University. She has given cello instruction at the Kaywon High School of Arts, Samyook University and Kwangju University in Korea. She was a member of Seoul Camerata Cello Ensemble and Brillante Piano Trio in Korea. Moved to Canada in 2017, she is an active musician around the lower mainland. Currently, she is a faculty member of the World of Music and Arts and at her home studio.


Manti Poon


After moving to Vancouver, Manti Poon furthered his studies in viola performance with Professor
Harding at UBC on full scholarship. As well as holding the position of principal violist with the. Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, he also performs with the VSO. Manti has served on faculty at Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver Academy of Music and VSO School of
Music, and is a violin/viola instructor at West Point Grey Academy. He has coached the VYSO, SYO,
VAMSO, CYO and Lord Byng Orchestra, and was the Chamber Music Director for SYO. Manti has been
on faculty at CYMC, SCHMUSA, Quiring, UBC, and MMM Camp in Washington State. He performs on
a Capicchioni viola and a rare Sartory viola bow on loan to him by Poesis Violins.


Alvin Tran


Canadian violinist Alvin Tran is an active performer throughout North America. He is a former member
of the Boise Philharmonic and performs regularly with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. A passionate
chamber musician, Alvin was a member of the former Ezra String Quartet, in residence at Boise State
University (BSU), and is a founding member of the Crimson String Quartet (CSQ). The CSQ recently released a music video following the success of their debut album Crimson Sunrise in 2012. The CSQ performs frequently and has just completed their sixth successive tour of Western Canada. A graduate of McGill University and BSU, Alvin has participated in the Marrowstone, Orford, le Domaine Forget, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute festivals. His main teachers include Nancy DiNovo, Thomas Williams, and Craig Purdy in addition to receiving coaching from Federico Agostini, James Buswell,
Charles Castleman, and members of the Enso, Cecilia, and Ying quartets. Alvin is an in-demand instructor with a studio of highly motivated students.


Libby Yu



Pianist Libby Yu is thrilled to be part of SCHMUSA 2024 this summer.
A favourite with audiences, Libby has graced international stages, recorded in studio and in recital for CBC Radio, and has appeared as soloist with major Canadian symphony orchestras as well as the Netherlands Philharmonic. She captured the First Prize of the 27th CBC Radio National Competition for Young Performers and came into international recognition when she was awarded a Diploma of Honour at the 13th International Frederic Chopin Competition held in Warsaw, Poland.
Dr. Yu also performs as a member of the Aurora Piano Trio and has taught in various summer programs like the Vancouver Music Festival and the Cascade Peaks ChamberFest.