String Quartet Festival

Top string quartets are invited to participate in Mount Mercy University’s third annual String Quartet Festival in partnership with the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival.

This festival, to be held April 9, 2015 at Mount Mercy University is focused on high school chamber players. Our goal is to gather a group of ensembles that are particularly interested in preparing and performing high-quality chamber music in an atmosphere that is both fun and musically rewarding.

We invite you to send in your best String Quartet (quintet or trio) for an afternoon of clinics and coaching by our Mount Mercy resident Five Season Chamber Festival faculty. The Five Seasons coaches provide your ensembles with individual coaching sessions throughout the afternoon. This will be a great opportunity for your ensembles to get professional feedback just a week before IHSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest.

Literature will include a selection to be played by all participants during the festival concert.

The day will culminate with an evening concert featuring performances by each school’s chamber group, the chamber orchestra, and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Ensemble in the Chapel of Mercy.

Registration fee of $150 per quartet includes all activities, afternoon snack, evening meal, and parts for the combined chamber music selection.

Please submit your registration form to Dr. Gerald Kreitzer by January 31, 2015.