The FSQ at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
is like no other. To be a music major in the string area, either music education or performance, means to join a highly motivated, tightly-knit group of students who receive an extraordinary amount of attention and care from their mentors. Lessons, orchestra, and chamber music are intensive and involve interaction with the entire string faculty. In addition, there are a rich array of additional events such as master classes, pedagogy seminars, and concerts to both perform in and attend. In the past several years, guest artists have included violinist Andres Cardenes, members of the Emerson String Quartet, violinist and pedagogue Brian Finlayson, cellist Paul Katz, and violinist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman, to name just a few.
We invite all prospective students to explore our program! Please feel free to contact us, and/or attend some of the exciting events that are nearly constant throughout the academic year.
Summer Study with the FSQ
For Gifted High School and Junior High School Students
This is a ten day program with the first three days intensely focused on chamber music. Students will rehearse twice a day with a member of the Fry Street Quartet, and twice a day on their own. These same quartets will continue on the second week of ISSI and attend all of the regular classes listed under your program of study. You will have intense interaction and coaching from the members of the Fry Street Quartet for all ten days.
For Gifted High School and College Students
June 9 - July 7, 2013
Madeline Island Music Camp, a nonprofit educational corporation, provides chamber music training and performance for talented young musicians in a structured, residential environment.
The FSQ will be at MIMC June 30 - July 7, 2013.
A Note from the Music Director, Evelina Chao
Our mission is to provide faculty which is not only actively performing at the highest artistic level but equally passionately committed to teaching our next generation of musicians. In 2009 we are honored that the Arianna and Fry Street Quartets return to perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Tschaikovsky, among others, and instruct students in the wide range of techniques and skills required of the chamber musician. We are delighted that joining us for the first time are the Avalon and Biava Quartets. Members of the quartets teach students on an individual basis, coach groups, and conduct master classes. Of equal significance is a distinguished artist faculty representing such schools as the Manhattan School, Oberlin, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. We are proud to feature artist/educators who not only articulate and make accessible (and fun!) the process of learning music, but inspire by their joy in performance.
Students who are grouped into chamber ensembles by ability and age will receive ensemble coaching on a daily basis as well as private lessons and individual and duo chamber music lessons in preparation for weekly master classes and concerts attended by an enthusiastic and supportive public.
Madeline Island Music Camp's dedication to excellence in our faculty, program, and facilities attracts young talent from all over the nation and abroad. While the program is rigorous, our focus is on learning, exploration, fulfilling potential, and nurturing the young person as a whole. We are proud that at the end of camp, students leave not only experiencing the richness of learning and growing as musicians, but of making lifelong friendships as well.
June 23 - July 13, 2013
Explore the Credo website to learn more about this extraordinary summer experience. The FSQ will be guest artists at Credo from July 8 - 10, 2013.
Fry Street Quartet completed a three-year tenure in Hickory, North Carolina (1999-2002) as part of Chamber Music America’s Rural Residencies program. While in residence, the quartet performed more than 100 community engagement concerts each year. Deeply committed to audience-building, the quartet has continued its community development, performing residencies at colleges, universities, public schools, hospitals, retirement homes, and service club meetings in communities around the world. The quartet has earned much acclaim for its commitment to excellence in community engagement and has performed its preschool program as part of a panel on community development at Chamber Music America’s national conference.
Fry Street Quartet has developed a series of arts-in-education programs for a wide variety of settings and for audiences of all ages. Each program is designed to reach specific audiences and ages, interspersing selections and commentary from a wide range of literature.
Representative programs include:
- Preschool Programs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, An Extraordinary Egg, Shy Charles
- Elementary School Programs
Concerts are Cool!, Composer Idol
- Informances and Lecture Demonstrations
- Residencies and Master Classes
- Customized Audience Development
Select demographics and potential new subscribers in specific niches
- Educational Engagement Training
Workshops on how to design and implement educational concerts
“The Fry Street Quartet are master educators. They have developed a keen awareness of the specific needs of each of their audiences. Whether it be a preschool crowd of wiggly children or an informal gathering of teens, they are professional, engaging and relevant.”
-Ann Divine, Executive Director, Fischoff National Chamber Music Association