IMMERSE YOUR SENSES IN ALL THINGS QUARTET
Online application – available now!
Application due March 31, 2017
Sample summer Schedule – 2016.
2017 Schedule available soon.
Dates: June 19-23 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 10AM-4:30PM Mon- Thur
10:30AM start time; 6:30 performance on Friday
9am early drop off is available upon request; pick-up by 5pm.
Location: private home in San Francisco, CA (Outer Richmond District)
Tuition: $490 (some scholarships available). no application fee. Quartetfest t-shirt included.
Tuition due upon acceptance. Payment via check or credit card accepted.
Auditions this year will be submitted through video by MARCH 31, 2017. See “audition requirements” for video requirements.
For more information or questions, contact email@example.com
Del Sol’s unique QuartetFest program is a nationally regarded model for coaching of young string players in chamber music performance. As one of the Bay Area’s premier training workshops offered to serious young musicians, QuartetFest has served hundreds of students, ages 8-18, in the last two decades. The program trains young musicians in the art of the string quartet in an encouraging and energetic environment, and guides them on a creative journey of musical discovery and fun!
This five-day summer workshop is a superb opportunity for intensive rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses (with focus on various dimensions of music making) and performances (both of students and of Del Sol). Students will also engage in composer projects, learn relevant music theory and history, explore the physics of sound, and create a sound collage from samples they collect throughout the week.
4:00-4:30 performance by Del Sol Quartet (open to parents)
5:00-6:00 Pizza Dinner for Participants
6:30PM-8:30PM Performance & Reception
To audition, students should be between 8-18 years old, and have several years of private instruction in order to be comfortable with ensemble playing.
Audition videos should be approximately 5 minutes long in total. Please upload to Youtube as private link and share the link with firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not directly send us files to download.
The video should include:
-1 musical selection that captures student’s current level (NO piano accompaniment).
clap a steady pulse (~6o bpm)
say the rhythm using the syllable “ta”
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
This year, each student will be considered for one of the quartets in their level. Levels are determined by playing ability, chamber music experience, and age.
Level 1 (Advanced)
Bartok Quartet no. 2
Shostakovich Quartet no. 3
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Borodin Quartet #2
Mendelssohn Quartet op. 12
Level 1 (Novice)
Mozart Quartet # 1
Pleyel Quartet in E minor
March 31, 2017 – application & audition video due
May 1, 2017 – acceptance notifications
May 15, 2017 – tuition payment due; music distributed
June 19-23, 2017 – Quartetfest