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

2024 BW Community Summer Strings

The 2024 BW Community Summer Strings dates are June 18 - August 20, 2024.
Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Lindsay Crossman Chapel, 56 Seminary Street, Berea.

Summer Schedule:

  • June 18 – First Rehearsal – Chapel
  • June 25 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 2 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 9 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 16 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • July 30 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 6 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 13 – Rehearsal – Chapel
  • August 20 – Final Rehearsal – Chapel

Tuition is $50.

**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