BW Community Summer Strings


BW Community Summer Strings is a casual conglomeration of string orchestra players who are looking to keep their playing up over the summer. Summer Strings meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, with some meetings at Lindsay Crossman Chapel, 56 Seminary Street, Berea, Ohio, and others at Boesel Musical Arts Center, Kadel Hall, 49 Seminary Street, Berea, Ohio. The program consists of full ensemble rehearsals.

Our director for BWCSS is Jessica Jonczyk, current Assistant Director of the New Horizons Orchestra at BW CAS and the Director of Instrumental Music at Padua Franciscan High School.

This is an informal group as there will be no culminating concert.

Members must have their own instrument. The ensemble will provide music and all rehearsal materials.

Are you interested in additional information about this project? Contact program coordinator Lisa Hirzel at 440-826-7550 or

2023 BW Community Summer Strings

The 2023 BW Community Summer Strings dates are June 27, 2023 - August 22, 2023.
Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m..

Summer Schedule:

  • June 27 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 4 – NO Rehearsal (holiday)
  • July 11 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 18 – Rehearsal – Kadel Hall, BMAC
  • July 25 – Rehearsal – TBA
  • August 1 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 8 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 15 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 22 – Final Rehearsal – Chapel

Tuition is $45.

**To pay by check, mail the check to the address below with your name and phone number.

Check Address:
BW Community Arts School – Summer Strings
275 Eastland Rd.
Berea, OH 44017

Registration for the 2023 BW Community Summer Strings is now closed. Please check back for updated information regarding next year's program or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when registrations re-open.