Education is integral to the quartet’s mission, and the players are invigorated by the ways in which teaching and performing support and feed off each other. The Fry Street Quartet holds the Dan C. and Manon Caine Russell Endowed String Quartet Residency at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. As the sole string faculty, each member of the ensemble teaches his or her instrument as well as chamber music studies.
The FSQ has created a unique string program of highly motivated and tightly knit students who receive an extraordinary amount of attention and care from their mentors. Students of the ensemble have gone on to renowned graduate programs, including those at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Northwestern University, Royal Conservatory of Scotland, New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute of Music, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and have won MTNA and ASTA competitions in solo and chamber music categories, the Lion’s Club International Violin Competition, and the T. Gordon Parks Collegiate Concerto Competition.
In partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Logan, the quartet has brought world-class artists to Utah State for performances and masterclasses, including the Emerson, Jerusalem and Brentano quartets. In addition to their work at the university, the quartet’s members have held positions and given masterclasses at Depaul University, the Madeline Island Music Camp, Oficina de Musica de Curitiba, the Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar, the American String Teachers Association’s national convention and Credo at Oberlin.
Crowden Music Center Chamber Music Workshop Faculty – July 2016
Intermountain Suzuki String Institute Guest Artist – June 2016
Governor's Medal of Arts Ceremony – August 2014
Hanford High School Student & FSQ Concert – February 2016
Credo at Oberlin Guest Artist – July 2015
University of Iowa String Quartet Residency – April 2014
University of Nevada Las Vegas Masterclass & Recital – October 2013