If you would like to expand your artistic understanding of string quartet repertoire and experience the joy of studying and performing with fellow serious string players, this program is an excellent summer opportunity. In addition to working with your quartet, you'll also perform with one of our premier full orchestras.
Students in the Advanced String Quartet program also perform with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) or the Interlochen Philharmonic.
Your day will be split between intensive string quartet rehearsal and coaching, and playing with either the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (view 2018 repertoire; 2019 repertoire coming soon) or the Interlochen Philharmonic (view 2018 repertoire; 2019 repertoire coming soon). Enrollment is limited to sixteen students, comprising four quartets. (Pre-formed quartets will not be accepted as a group.)
This program features an outstanding faculty and guest artists. Students work with faculty in weekly private lessons and daily quartet coaching, and also have master classes with guest artists and quartets-in-residence. Recent guests have included Joel Smirnoff, Avalon String Quartet, Cavani String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Pacifica String Quartet, Parker String Quartet, and Turtle Island String Quartet.
This program is a very focused experience. While quartet students do not take electives outside the music curriculum, you will have daily quartet seminar with our resident string quartet, while working towards a recording project in our state-of-the-art recording studio at Interlochen Public Radio.
lnterlochen also offers many opportunities to enjoy presentations in music, dance, theatre, creative writing, film, and visual art. Each summer, Interlochen presents an inspiring lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.