California State University San Bernardino Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra is the core ensemble of the orchestral program at California State University San Bernardino. Membership is comprised primarily of music majors, in addition to string players from the CSUSB and greater San Bernardino communities. This ensemble provides the opportunity for members to become well versed with masterworks of the string chamber orchestra repertoire, and occasional works for full orchestra. Educational opportunities and a yearly tour are also a part of this ensemble's offerings.

2015-2016 Concerts:
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
*Tour TBA


The Director

Dr. Lucy Lewis
Assistant Professor of Orchestral Music Education; Conductor, Chamber Orchestra

Office Location: Performing Arts Building 217
Phone: (909) 537-5085

Dr. Lewis conducts the CSUSB Chamber Orchestra, is the applied violin and viola professor, coaches string chamber music, and teaches string methods and pedagogy. A full bio is viewable here.


CSUSB Chamber Orchestra Membership

Students, CSUSB faculty members, and community artists are all invited to participate in the California State University San Bernardino Chamber Orchestra. Membership in the CSUSB Chamber Orchestra is open to all students regardless of major; you do not have to be a music major to participate. Auditions are held prior to the first day of classes each quarter. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 - 7:50 p.m., Room 127, Performing Arts Building.

Prospective Students

Please speak with us about joining the CSUSB String and Orchestral Studies area programs. Interested students must first apply to California State University San Bernardino, send official test scores and other materials to the CSUSB Office of Admissions, and schedule an audition.

Detailed information regarding the CSUSB admissions process may be found here:




CSUSB's string faculty members are active performers and pedagogues with extensive professional experience. We would be delighted to speak with you about the possibility of joining our program and so please contact us with any questions you may have.

Lucy Lewis, violin/viola/orchestra
Annie Maldonado
, cello/string bass
Mary Dropkin,
Stuart Green
, guitar

Prospective students are also encouraged to contact the CSUSB Music Department by email at with specific questions about music courses, programs, and degree tracks.

Current Member Resources

CSUSB Chamber Orchestra Syllabus

CSUSB Academic Calendar

Music Department Student Forms


For more information about the California State University San Bernardino Chamber Orchestra, please contact Dr. Lucy Lewis at (909) 537-5085 or