Advanced String Quartet Workshop

June 17 - 20, 2024
Ages 12-19

Join us to improve your musicianship and ensemble skills as you rehearse and are coached as a member of two string quartets. 

The workshop begins with a sight-reading party and ends with a performance by all the quartets. The week's activities take place in the Music Building and include seminars on music theory, history and rehearsal techniques.


To reserve an audition time, submit an audition form.

Auditions will be scheduled individually. Be prepared to play two contrasting pieces and a three to four-octave scale. You will also be asked to sight-read.

Due to the collaborative nature of preparing chamber music for performance, we require you to attend all rehearsals and the recital. Please check your schedule before auditioning.

The workshop is limited to 16 players. Criteria for acceptance include:

  • Performance level
  • Space in the workshop
  • Availability of compatible group members on complementary instruments

You'll be notified within a week of the audition if you're accepted.

Accepted applicants will be emailed a registration link. The total registration cost is $230.

You're expected to pay the balance at that time.

Audition Form


Date Time Location Activity
June 11 7-9 p.m. Music Building, room 171 Sight-reading party
June 17-20 1-5 p.m. Music Building, various rooms Rehearsals and workshop activities (including masterclass, listed below)
June 19 3-5 p.m. Music Building, Recital Hall Masterclass
June 20 5 p.m. Music Building, Concert Hall Lobby Pizza dinner (cost shared by group)
6 p.m. Music Building, Recital Hall Concert

  • Director: Laurie Rodriguez
  • Coach: Nissa Sampson
  • Coach: Benjamin Rodriguez

No refunds available for this event.

This is a bespoke event where each group of musicians will be placed together and have music selected specifically for them. As such, cancelations are very disruptive to the event running properly.

Due to this we are unable to offer refunds before or during the workshop after a student has committed and registered.

Please ensure that you can meet all of the time and preparation requirements for the event prior to registration.

Thank you!