20th Annual Burnside Music Festival

July 5-22, 2022

Jing-Huey Wei, Director

Learn the Fun way.

Daily Classes (from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM) in:

  • Warm-up Scales and Technical Exercises
  • Chamber Music (Quartets, Duets, Trios) Coached by Professionals
  • String Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Improvisation and World Music
  • Film making and film scoring during creative hours

Lunch (Gourmet Food) and Snack provided

Final concert at close of Festival for all participants.

Location: Arlington MA

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or contact Jing-Huey Wei



Who is teaching the festival?

Jing-Huey Wei, violin and viola Ms. Wei is the string program director for Arlington Public Schools and teaches after school private lesson in Arlington. As a professional violist, she plays with various orchestras and chamber music groups around New England.

Seth Hamlin, theory, improvisation, film. (BM New England Conservatory of Music, MM from University of Southern California, Diploma in Film scoring, Berklee College of Music).
A Boston area freelance trombonist playing everything from salsa to jazz to classical. Mr. Hamlin has appeared on recordings under such labels as Naxos, OM, and Bib Records. Composer of orchestral and pop music. Faculty member of University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Li-Mei Liang, DMA New England Conservatory, Violin

Mark Paxson ,Violinist Mark Paxson enjoys a varied career as an orchestral and chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher. A longtime member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra (with which he has made numerous US tours), the Boston Ballet, the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, the Boston Philharmonic, and Emmanuel Music. In addition, he has been a member of both the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. In the summer, Mr. Paxson performs with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho, and also appears at the Monadnock Music Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and with the Portland Opera Repertory Theater. Past career highlights have also included a month-long tour of Japan with the American Symphony Orchestra, performances with the Malaysia Philharmonic, and period instrument concerts with the Handel & Haydn Society and Boston Baroque. Mr. Paxson was guest first violinist of the Ives String Quartet in 2003. He has also performed chamber music at the Woodstock Mozart Festival, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, White Mountain Musical Arts, the Taos School of Music and at Ernen Musikdorf. He has been concertmaster of the Monadnock Music Festival Orchestra, the New Hampshire Symphony, The Bostonians, the North Shore Philharmonic, the New England Philharmonic and, since 1999, for the annual oratorio concert at the First Parish Church in Brunswick, Maine. He has also acted in principal positions with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Mr. Paxson has taught at New England Conservatory's Extension Division, Northeastern University, Longy School of Music, Sun Valley Music Conservatory, Rocky Ridge Music Center (Colorado), and at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He also teaches in music programs in both Arlington and Ipswich, MA. His students have won both regional and state competitions, as well as positions in all-state and northeastern Massachusetts district orchestras. He studied in New York City and holds degrees with honors from Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Joseph Gotoff, DMA, New England Conservatory, Cello

Jennifer Fan, Instructor at New England Conservatory Prep Division, Cello

Ming-Hui Lin, Cello

At Burnside students produce, direct, act in, shoot, edit and score their own short films in the course of the camp.

Some efforts from previous years.

World Cup


Burnside Story
Classes will be held during Burnside Camp. Info available upon request.
Who are eligible to participate?
String players who have more than one year of playing experience.

Fee and registration:
Tuition: $1100 ($1000 before May 1, 2022)
($800 for 2 weeks)

Application Form



Instrument______________Teacher's name____________________________

School Grade____________

Number of years of playing on instrument_______________

Recent pieces studied______________________________________________________

Contact in case of Emergency________________________________________________

Tuition: $1100 ($1000 before May 1, 2022)
($800 for 2 weeks)

If the participant is coming for two weeks, please specify which two weeks

Please make checks payable to Burnside Festival

Return Application to:

57 Quincy St., Arlington MA 02476