Chamber Music Encounters

Members of the Avalon  String Quartet

Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2024

This intensive music program brings together some of the best high school string chamber ensembles in Illinois. Students have the opportunity to work with NIU faculty members and the renowned Avalon String Quartet. Activities include:

  • Faculty performance
  • Group discussions
  • Coaching sessions
  • Master classes
  • A final performance

The program takes place in the Music Building. Students stay in the nearby Holmes Student Center.

View a sample event schedule.



Please contact Kristin Sherman at or 815-753-1450 for more information about refunds.


Students work with the Avalon String Quartet, one of the country's leading chamber music ensembles and NIU faculty.

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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