DC Strings Workshop




DC Strings Workshop


Our mission is to share our love of classical and contemporary orchestra and chamber music with the community. All of our musicians volunteer their time and talents to the orchestra to make this wonderful ensemble a success. We take pride in presenting meaningful and challenging orchestral works that rival the programming of large professional orchestras. Please, take a look at our concert schedule, musicians' profiles, and come join us for a memorable afternoon of music.

Since its founding in the 2016 - 2017 season, DCSW presented 5 concerts throughout the D.C. metropolitan. In 2017 alone, DC Strings presented over 20 concerts. Many of these concerts were free of charge to the public, presented in collaboration with churches and choral societies in the D.C. region, including Covenant Baptist Church, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, St. Peter's on Capitol Hill, and the historic Metropolitan American Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). 


Founded on the belief that access to excellence in music is an essential human right,  DC Strings Workshop (DCSW) is dedicated to bringing fun, sophisticated classical music concerts to communities throughout the District of Columbia region. A non-profit organization composed of young amateur, semi-professional, and professional musicians under the leadership of founding artistic director Andrew Lee, DCSW seeks to reach a wide spectrum of audiences with performances that engage the communities in which they occur.

Core Values

Engagement with diverse communities
Innovative programming and artistic vision
Commitment to music education
Collaborative musicianship
Uncompromising artistic excellence

"We've never had quality classical music East of the River, and this group goes where few ensembles dare!"

- Anonymous 

"We're looking forward to collaborating with these musicians around our Advent Season for years to come."  

- Covenant Baptist Church Member