String Quartet Fellowship Program – July 24 – August 4, 2018

The String Quartet Fellowship Program is a full-scholarship course for emerging quartets early in their professional careers. The program serves as an opportunity for quartets to hone their artistry as well as gain performing, teaching and entrepreneurial experiences.

The Fellowship Program includes the following:

  • Intensive rehearsal schedule
  • Daily coachings
  • Teach Chamber Intensive students and coach student groups (1-2 hours everyday)
  • Performances in non-traditional venues as part of the Outreach Project
  • Performances in a festival concert and the Chamber Intensive Student Recital
  • Perform side-by-side with artists
  • Concert recordings provided (video and audio)
  • Performance in a Guest Artist Masterclass
  • Free admission to all Festival concerts
  • Lodging provided by host family
  • Most meals included (bring pocket-money for several meals)

Admission Requirements:

  • Application form from each member of the quartet
  • Application fee ($25 per member)
  • Audition recording/video portraying best performance of the quartet (20-30 minutes of choice)

Applications are due by April 30, 2018, 11:59 pm. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be accepted with an additional $50 late fee.


Sample Schedule:

9:00 – 11:00: Rehearsal
11:00 – 12:00: Coaching
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:00: Teach/Outreach Performance
2:00 – 4:00: Rehearsal
4:00 – 5:00: Teach/Coaching/Masterclass
7:30PM: Festival Concert (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings: free time / optional rehearsals

2017 String Quartet Fellows:


Founded at the University of Michigan in 2016, the Ivalas Quartet is comprised of violinists Anita Dumar and Reuben Kebede, violist Caleb Georges, and cellist Pedro Sánchez. The quartet is deeply committed to sharing impassioned performances of repertoire both new and old as well as advocating for diversity in classical music.